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?

Go to Episode
Filter: Eat
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


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

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


More Austin Travel Guides

Trip Flip: Austin

Bert takes a music-and-food-loving couple on a 3-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Austin. Their adventure ...

Feed the Beast: Feed the Beast

Check out these Austin hot spots for the best late-night eats.

More Travel Inspirations

HGTV Urban Oasis
HGTV Urban Oasis 2014

Enter daily for a chance to win a grand prize worth over $1.5M, located in Atlanta. App
Sign Up for the Thanksgiving Newsletter

Get the essential Food Network email featuring time saving tips, recipes and how-to videos.

Food Network Back to School
Food Network's Back to School Recipes

Win over the kids with these easy, time-saving dinners the family will love.