Austin April 29, 2018
9 Strange Food Combinations Only People In Austin Will Love
Austinites love food more than peanut butter loves jelly. This city is obsessed with quirky recipes, gluttonous meals, and unusual eats. Here, you’ll find everything from traditional comfort food to wild culinary fusion. These are nine strange food combinations only people in Austin will love.
1. Chicken and Waffles
Outsiders may scoff at this kooky combination, but locals know how divine it is. When crispy fried chicken meets doughy, sweet waffles, the result is mind-blowing. Go ahead -- drizzle some more maple syrup on top. This indulgent meal is especially epic at
this Austin restaurant.
2. Kimchi French Fries
This wild food combination is taking Austin by storm. Chilantro BBQ piles Korean kimchi on top of greasy french fries and smothers it in spicy beef and creamy sauces. Needless to say, this dish is absolutely addicting.
3. Brisket and loaf bread
When food is this good, you don't need any pretentious side dishes. Real Texas barbecue is typically served on a sheet of butcher paper with a few slices of onion and pickles on the side. As the tangy sauce starts dripping through the paper, the loaf bread helps you soak up the goodness.
4. Breakfast tacos
Breakfast tacos make mornings amazing. Tasty scrambled eggs, spicy green salsa, and yummy skillet potatoes make for a truly epic start to the day. The possibilities are endless with this dish, and every Austinite has their favorite recipe.
5. Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy
Austinites don't just like gravy; they adore it. We like to smother this southern delicacy in gobs of creamy, pepper gravy. It just isn't the same without it.
6. Chili and Fritos
While Austinites still can't agree on whether chili should have beans or not, there's no dispute on this perfect combination. Frito pie is as classic as it gets, and it's easy to see why. The spicy, hot chili will soften the salty and crispy Fritos and the end result is beyond delicious.
7. Donuts and Hamburgers
Before you roll your eyes at this gluttonous combo, take a moment to fully appreciate its wonder. The doughy fried bread, the melted cheese, and the crispy bacon are calling your name. This indulgent meal can only be found at Gourdough's Public House, but it's quickly become a city staple. If you haven't tasted this outrageous meal yet, head on over to 2700 S Lamar Blvd ASAP. To learn more about this culinary creation, read our feature article
8. Fried Pickles and Ranch Dressing
They're a little sweet, a tad tangy, and irresistibly good. When you dunk those salty fried pickles into a pool of creamy ranch dressing, your taste buds will go to heaven. This classic bar snack is wildly popular in Austin, especially while watching UT football games.
9. Queso and French Fries
Austinites will pour queso on just about everything, and waffle fries are no exception. You can find these little morsels of goodness in almost any sports bar, and some come covered in ground beef, guacamole, and pickled jalapenos.
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