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Promising Mexican Restaurants; Not Your Mama's Chicken

A threefor at The Chronicle this week, with Mick Vann stopping by Bayseas 7 to give it "our vote for the ideal combo of delicious soul food and fresh, perfectly fried seafood." Then, two Mexican restaurants: Virginia Wood thinks, with some fine tuning, Takoba has staying power. While Claudia Alarcón is a fan of "anyone that uses chorizo as a condiment," Zandunga is perhaps a little bit more concept than substance: "Some menu items read better than they taste." [Chronicle]

Serious Eats stops by Austin to get starry-eyed about the East Side Show Room: "Nabbing a killer special from a locavore kitchen can be an incredible experience. The night we dined, softshell crabs had just come in from Palacios, might've been the most incredible dish on the table. And it was only available that night." [SE]

Mike Sutter think Not Your Mama's Food Truck's fried chicken rivals some of the fancy fare around town
: "It might come in a paper boat from a plain white trailer the size of a D-list dressing room, but this chicken would stand up to its more glamorous counterpart at Uchiko." [A360]

Rob Balon gets more poetic about Tex-Mex at Blue Cafe: "The Jerk Chicken Quesadillas sparkle like the fall sunlight bouncing off the water." [DO]

Megan Giller for Texas Monthly says Wurst Tex has a lot working in its favor: "Distinctive fire-engine-red trailer. Trendy SoCo location. And grilled sausages that beat the pants off anything you’ve ever had. I’m predicting a future blog post here, saying simply: All roads lead back to Wurst Tex." [TM]

Takoba. [Photo: Takoba]

Wurst Tex

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

East Side Showroom [Closed]

1100 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702


1411 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 628-4466 Visit Website


1411 East 7th Street Austin, TX 78702