Best Burgers in Austin (You’ve Never Heard Of)

Austin has no shortage of quality hamburger joints, and what Texan doesn’t like a big beefy burger?

While most everyone knows about great Austin hamburger spots like P Terry’s, Hopdoddy, Mighty Fine, Counter Cafe, Black Sheep Lodge, & Burger Tex (many of which made the Texas Monthly list of the top 50 burgers in Texas), there are other great spots that are off most people’s radar.

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$20000 in Grants available to Austin Culinary Innovators

Do you have a great Austin food idea?  Today we’d like to share some great news for aspiring Austin food entrepreneurs:

In order to make Austin an even cooler place to live, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award $20,000 in grants (one for $10,000 and two for $5,000 each) to individuals and culinary nonprofits who have unique ideas that will bring something new to the Austin food scene or enrich the local community. These grants are intended to encourage great ideas and to support local chefs, farmers, wine/beer/spirit makers, bartenders, artisan producers, or food related nonprofits in the Austin area.

Grant applications are available online now at, and you can submit them until the October 19, 2012 deadline.  Winners will be picked by the end of November.

To apply, head over to the AFWA website for complete details or read the press release attached to the rest of this post:

Click here for the full AFWA press release…

Best Ice Cream in Austin

It is that time of year in Austin when the promise of the temperature breaking below triple digits is just around the corner. Until then, you need to actively seek some form of icy goodness to keep you cool. Lick grants serious ice cream aficionados (aka toddlers) and foodies alike an amazing array of flavors to choose from. Trust me, no matter how strange the flavor sounds, you are in for a delectable treat.

Portions are just right
Lick serves up their ice cream in gelato sized (earth friendly) cups. Not being a huge dessert eaters – we usually get a couple of scoops to share among 2 people and it’s just right.

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