Austin, you are keeping it weird. And that's exactly why we are excited about visiting you on CHOW Tour: Handmade. The first place we'll be filming is a winery tucked away in the Hill Country where the owner does everything by hand and talks Texas terroir with pride.
We'll hit the big meat state for a barbecue road-trip with the Franklins of Franklin Barbecue, but also bring you a look at the salumi and butchery scene, from Dai Due taking a whole hog and transforming it into sausage for biscuits and gravy, to a sandwich shop that makes everything—from mustard to bacon—from scratch.
We're taking Chowhound scrumptiouschef's recommendation and heading to a bowling alley for a taste of old-school Tex-Mex, where the chef who's been making the enchiladas for 38 years will show off some of her secrets (but not the secret spice mix!). And we'll bring you a look at some of the new wave of chefs who are taking Austin's cuisine beyond Tex-Mex and barbecue.
Check back! Austin videos start running February 14.