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Bagels.

Mistake - He makes 180-280 bagels a DAY (not week). Also, Treat (in the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery) also carries the bagels - Thursday through Sunday.

May 18, 2009
jodila20 in Austin

Bagels.

Right now, Rockstar bagels offers plain bagels topped with salt/rosemary, poppy, sesame, garlic, onion/chive, everything, or just plain.

Joe (the owner/baker) started selling his Rockstar Bagels in March, the result of a local coffee shop offering to sell his homemade bagels if he found a commercial space to make them. During SXSW he played in eight day shows while continuing to work on making bagels 85-90 hours a week.

He grew up in Queens, NY and told us his inspiration is Pick a Bagel and David's Bagels (recently closed). Joe's goal is to provide real, New York-style bagels that have been made with high gluten flour, left to ferment for 24 hours, and boiled before baking. He makes 180-280 bagels a week and estimates he can handle up to 420 with his assistant in his current space.

Right now, Joe delivers to local businesses around town and arranges for friends and acquaintances to pick up a dozen or so at wholesale prices at the kitchen. We paid $12/dozen but the bagels are sold around town at prices that range from $1.25 to about $2.50 per. You can pick them up daily at Quacks, Cafe Mundi, Summer Moon, Garden District, Little City, Mozarts, Pacha, Spiderhouse, Blue Dahlia, and Cherrywood. He'll begin deliveries to Wheatsville and Royal Blue Grocery next week and hopes to add Clementine and Thunderbird to the list soon.

May 16, 2009
jodila20 in Austin

Uchi - Austin

I definitely need to go back to Uchi and lay off the drinks so that I can spend all of my money on the delicious food -- I love that thinly sliced raw beef that you cook on the hot rock. YUM!
Here is my review of Tomo where I mention Uchi: http://foodtouring.blogspot.com/2008/11/best-sushi-in-austin-is-on-parmer-lane.html
WeFuse is also a great option for a japanese-fusion downtown lunch: http://foodtouring.blogspot.com/2008/...

Nov 23, 2008
jodila20 in Austin

Breakfast Tacos and Migas in Austin

1. Mi Madre's
2. Maria's Taco Xpress
3. Torchy's Tacos
4. Screaming Goat
Review of Screaming Goat: http://foodtouring.blogspot.com/2008/11/breakfast-tacos-and-more-at-screaming.html
Review of El Chilito: http://foodtouring.blogspot.com/2008/...

Nov 23, 2008
jodila20 in Austin

Best French Fries in Austin

Here's my list:
1. Houston's
2. Peche
3. Enoteca Vespaio
Link: http://foodtouring.blogspot.com/2008/...

p.s. Everything at Hyde Park is terrible -- including the fries.

Nov 23, 2008
jodila20 in Austin

Austin to Lubbock

Thanks for the recommendations!

Jul 31, 2008
jodila20 in Texas

Austin to Lubbock

Can you recommend some good spots to eat when driving from Austin to Lubbock? I'm looking for some great food experiences and wouldn't mind going a bit off-track but not too much since we're making the drive there and back in one weekend!

Jul 31, 2008
jodila20 in Texas