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Where the locals go for eggs in East Austin

In Breakfast, Dish Review, East Austin, Food Cart, Lunch, Rebecca Adams, Restaurant Review, Sandwich Search, Vegetarian on December 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

The Florence at The Local Yolk. Photo by Rebecca Adams

By Rebecca Adams

If you’re not yet tired of Austin restaurants touting their “organic” or “local” cuisine, then you might just enjoy The Local Yolk, an East Austin food cart that serves fried egg sandwiches.  I have developed an affinity for food carts, partly because I’m a sucker for kitsch outdoor decor and partly because I think there is just a little more love in the food.  Owner Shelley Speer started up The Local Yolk after she “fell in love” with the egg (her words, not mine) to promote wellness by serving up fresh healthy sandwiches.

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What turned me into an Indian food afficionado

In Dinner, Dish Review, Food Cart, Indian, Rebecca Adams, Restaurant Review, Vegetarian on December 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm

A table full of yummy Indian food at G'raj Mahal. Photo by Rebecca Adams

By Rebecca Adams

I am way too amused by puns.  After a friend of mine told me about an Indian food cart that sits on an old car lot and is called G’raj Mahal (a playful Taj Mahal reference, get it?), I couldn’t resist checking it out myself.  I have never gravitated towards Indian food, mainly because of a lack of exposure and an aversion to spicy food, so I was excited to give it another try.

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Just The Joint I Needed.

In Joshua Avelar, Lunch, Restaurant Review, Sandwich Search, Vegetarian on December 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

The Sandwich Joint's order-up window. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

By Joshua Avelar

We here at Austin Eat Cetera have always had a profound inclination toward the art of the sandwich. There just seems to be no better – or cheaper – way to get all of your favorite foods into a compact space in a sociably acceptable manner. Austin has a great selection of sandwich places, but when an establishment has a name so blunt as The Sandwich Joint on Burnet Road and 51st Street, I just had to check it out.

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Why not spend your Saturday morning at a farm?

In East Austin, Farmer's Market, Rebecca Adams, Shopping, Vegetarian on November 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

The entrance of Boggy Creek Farm Photo by Rebecca Adams

By Rebecca Adams

In attempt to keep up my fading health kick, I dragged myself out of bed at 8am Saturday morning to head down to Boggy Creek Farm to buy some fresh vegetables from their farmers’ market.  Driving up the small dirt road leading into the farm made me feel instantly as if I had left the craziness of Austin and entered a rural town, which was just what I needed to rejuvenate my fading detox aspirations.

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Repeat after me: food carts are not diet spoilers

In Dish Review, Food Cart, Gluten Free, Lunch, Rebecca Adams, Sandwich Search, Vegan, Vegetarian on November 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

By Rebecca Adams

The Bella hot wrap at Conscious Cravings. Photo by Rebecca Adams

After my thoroughly enjoyable yet highly caloric afternoon at the Gypsy Picnic, I felt the need for a detox.  There truly is no better way to spend a Saturday than scarfing down Moroccan chicken followed by cake balls followed by a barbecue sandwich followed by a fried avocado cone but a girl’s got to know when enough is enough.  I decided to spend my week eating as many organic, local products as possible to start my health kick.  After looking into my options (and believe me, Austin has plenty), I came across Conscious Cravings, a vegetarian food cart in West Campus that I happened to miss at Gypsy Picnic in my quest for only the sinfully delicious.

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Pleasant Surprises and Shocking Upsets at Gypsy Picnic

In Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Dish Review, Festival, Food Cart, Jasmin Sun, Lunch, Vegetarian on November 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Chimichurri Seitan Wrap at Conscious Cravings. Photo by Jessie Wang, Editing by Jasmin Sun

As you might have garnered from my comrades’ previous posts, the Gypsy Picnic food trailer festival took place this past Saturday (Nov. 6) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  It goes without saying that there were plenty of delicious eats to be had at the event–which was, for the record, like Austin City Limits for food–so I’ll be concentrating on what I found to be the most unexpectedly tasty dish as well as a cart that wasn’t all it was hyped up to be.

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Sandwich Search: One of Austin’s best kept sandwich secrets

In Breakfast, Dish Review, Lunch, Rebecca Adams, Restaurant Review, Sandwich Search, Vegetarian on November 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm

The Chicken & Eggplant Sandwich at Food Heads

We here at Austin Eat Cetera are constantly on the lookout for the perfect sandwich.  While there’s definitely no shortage in amazing local sandwich joints, my favorite has to be Food Heads.  It’s easy to miss because it’s located in a house, tucked away from the drag just north of the UT campus on 34th street.  I’m a sucker for quirky outdoor furniture and crafty decor so the kitsch feel of the place made me feel right at home and ready for a good meal.

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East Austin Unveiled: Rio’s Brazilian Café

In Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, East Austin, Gluten Free, Jasmin Sun, Lunch, Restaurant Review, Vegetarian on October 25, 2010 at 1:54 am

Dinner at Rio's Brazilian

Like most everyone in Austin, I am hit with a slight tinge of paranoia when venture across Interstate 35 into the east side of the city. It’s seen as the “dangerous” part of town, somewhere you should aim to avoid when the sun goes down. Either that, or white hipsterville. While the area does have its fair share of sketchy neighborhoods and artsy-fartsy establishments, the food there certainly should not be discounted. And in this case, I am telling you to run, not walk, to Rio’s Brazilian Café.

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They’re like really-thin pancakes!

In Breakfast, Dessert, Joshua Avelar, Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vietnamese on October 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Crepes Mille's diverse menu. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

By Joshua Avelar

I’m not one of those “breakfast food, anytime” types. I feel scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes and the like, ought to be saved for the early hours of the morning – regardless if those early-morning hours came before or after sleeping time.

So when I first heard about trailers in Austin selling crepes, I became a bit hesitant to try them. Don’t get me wrong, I love crepes enough to say it aloud no matter how unpatriotic that may make me seem.

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