Chow Masters

Austin, TX Travel Guide

Chef Sam DeMarco and Hollywood director Frank Coraci seek out the 3 tastiest and creative unsung tacos in Austin topped with everything from wasabi slaw to fried chicken. Which taco will win the $10,000 prize?

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Boss Hogs Kitchen

On the outskirts of Austin, chef Brandon Pierce owns Boss Hogs Kitchen, a food truck specializing in pulled pork. It even has it’s own smoker!

3595 RM 620 South
Austin, TX 78738

 
Eat
Frank

Frank is known for outstanding hot dogs and sausages, but has an amazing hidden menu taco dish: Release the Crackling, topped with homemade bacon, pork shoulder and brown sugar sausage, pork belly, jalapeno cream cheese and more.

407 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

 
Eat
Lard Have Mercy

The motto at Lard Have Mercy is, “Deep Fried & Dee-Lish!” Their Sir Oinks-a-lot taco is a fried chicken tender served in a bacon shell taco, topped with lettuce, shredded cheese and jalapeno ranch dressing.

411 W 23rd
Austin, TX 78705

 
Travel
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Known for its character and hospitality, the airport also upholds high sustainability standards, such as 100% recycled steel used in the terminal structure and much of the airport’s energy supplied by huge wind turbines in West Texas.

3600 Presidential Blvd
Austin, TX 78719

 
See & Do
The Blackheart

Located on in the Historic Rainey Street District in Austin, this bar is in a house originally built in 1889.

86 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

 
Sleep
Hotel San Jose

This former 24-hour motel with minimalist rooms has an outdoor lounge space with a pool and the best micheladas (beer with lime juice and hot sauce) in Austin.

1316 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

 

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