Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

Juan in a Million: The Famous Taco Challenge

In Breakfast, Dish Review, East Austin, Mason Scheer on December 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm

The Don Juan Taco. Photo by Mason Scheer

By Mason Scheer

Juan in a Million has been featured on the show “Man vs. Food”. The host faced the Don Juan Challenge. In order to win, he had to eat 8 Don Juan Tacos, and set the new record. In one of the rare losses for the host, he didn’t even come close, eating 4.

So I had to at least try it.

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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls: A Sweet and Meaty Way to Start the Day

In Bacon Week, Breakfast, Mason Scheer on November 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

A tasty treat you can make at home. Photo by Mason Scheer

By Mason Scheer

I really love to cook, but I am not a chef. People have told me that I am more of a scientist with an apron on. I mix and match things that don’t usually go together, just to see what kind of result I’m going to get. I’d say I have about a 75% success rate.

When we announced bacon week, I scrambled (that pun should have been saved for egg week) to think of something new and exciting you can make at home. Breakfast is usually the meal made at home. So how can I make bacon even more interesting? What usually does not go together? Then it hit me.

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls.

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Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse serves up fantastic coffee and breakfast

In Breakfast on October 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm



The Oven Bake Breakfast at Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse


After three years in Austin, I just couldn’t eat another weekend breakfast at Kerbey Lane or Magnolia Cafe.  The eggs are always sub par and the atmosphere is too impersonal for a cozy morning meal.  I decided to try Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse after a few friends recommended that I try the phenomenal coffee and I wasn’t at all disappointed.

I arrived a few minutes after they opened and the place already had a ten or so customers drinking their morning coffee out of the eclectic mug collection Bouldin Creek boasts (mine said “I am accident free” and my sister’s said “Somebody in Texas loves you”).  The vibe is cozy and unpretentious with outdoor seating.  The service is friendly, helpful and quick.  The music playing was The Zombies.  Already the start of a nice morning.

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