In A Nutshell – September 2018

If I were to give September a theme it would probably be a revisit of the classics. September included the inaugural ATX Cheap Eats Challenge I participated in with @AustinFoodAdventures and, Juan, one of the owners of @Tamale_House as well as the official start of the Oktoberfest season with my visit to @Snowbird ski resort outside of Salt Lake City. Some of the evergreen classics I managed to visit included Dan’s Hamburgers, Hut’s Hamburgers, Delaware Subs, Hill’s Cafe (for their final Gospel Brunch), and more. So without further ado, here’s the highlight reel of my September posts!

Alamo Springs Cafe – Fredericksburg

Loro – Austin

101 by TeaHaus – Austin

Hill’s Cafe – Austin (closed after 71 years)

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It's a sad week as time marches on and another iconic Austin area restaurant shuts its doors. You have until Wednesday to get over to @hills_cafe_atx to get a final chicken fried steak or sizzler steak before they close after being in business for over 70 years. On the positive side, they intend to reopen in a couple years after the land they occupy gets redeveloped. +-+-+-+-+ This is their famous chicken fried steak with white and yellow gravy (because I like to party) a side of green beans, and mashed potatoes with brown gravy. Their yellow gravy was a funny thing to experience for me for the first time, over a decade ago, but ultimately it's white gravy with a bit of chicken stock added in. I'll definitely miss this place and the history I have with it personally. Get on down there if you have the chance, before it's too late, you never know what can happen in a couple years and they may never be back.

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T-Loc’s Sonoran Hot Dogs – Austin

Fukumoto – Austin

Snowbird Ski Resort Oktoberfest – Cottonwood, UT

Whiskey Street – Salt Lake City, UT

Cocktail of the Month:
Star Bar – Austin

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It's Sunday so that means football and delicious food and drink that you don't tell your doctor about. In that vein, I found myself at @starbaraustin trying their "Hail Mary" bloody Mary. This thing starts with the classic Sunday go-to, a bloody Mary, then they adorn it with olives, peppers, tomatoes, cheese, cocktail sausages, cornichons, powdered donuts, a @hostess_snacks hoho, a mini muffin, a donut hole, and the crown Jewel, a @tumble22hotchx hot chicken sandwich! In the past this has been a football season only item but it's back for good! Fun fact, @thrillist named it one of the "Best Bloody Mary's in America" so go try it out. This beast is only available on Sundays and they encourage you to pre-order when possible. So do you think you can handle this monster?

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