The Texas Farmers Market at Mueller is open every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Mueller Lake Park in East Austin. Vendor tents line up alongside the lake and under the Browning Hangar, a remnant from the days when this site was part of the old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.Continue reading
Here in Austin, the word “Franklin” means just one thing: the best—and possibly, the most famous—barbecue in town. Franklin Barbecue started as a food trailer in 2009 and moved to its current location on East 11th Street in 2011. The pit master and co-owner, Aaron Franklin, is now a celebrity around town.Continue reading
Bill and I love food tastings, so we decided to try Taste of North Austin in The Domain, a huge outdoor shopping area that’s north of downtown. Although this event is in its tenth year, this was our first visit. We each purchased a wristband with ten little plastic tabs to be exchanged for tastings.
The 26th annual Feast of Sharing was held on Tuesday evening at the Palmer Events Center. Organized by Texas grocer H-E-B, free Thanksgiving dinners were served to an estimated 14,000 Central Texans. Over 1000 volunteers—including many H-E-B employees—helped with various tasks such as food prep, serving, drink distribution, and children’s activities.
The downtown Trader Joe’s is now open for business. Part of the huge Seaholm Power Plant development project, this new grocery store sits directly behind the old power plant building. There are some metering parking spaces just outside the main entrance on Third Street, and additional paid parking is available in an underground garage.