Savor Fresh Mediterranean Food at Hummus Among Us, a New Food Trailer

February 19, 2018 11:06 am

Chef Berty Richter grew up eating Turkish food in Israel, and he never forgot the flavors of his childhood—not when he started working in kitchens near home or when he took his talents to New York City. Eventually, Richter made his way to Austin, and he realized that this foodie-friendly city was lacking in one area: Mediterranean cuisine. So last September, he decided to do something about it. He opened Hummus Among Us.

Hummus Among Us resides in one of Austin's signature food trailer parks at 1906 East Cesar Chavez Street. Savor the classic hummus plate, which showcases a blend of chickpeas, tahini, green chili sauce, olive oil, and herbs and spices. You can also order your hummus topped with smoked brisket shawarma and onions on top. Or savor the slowly smoked meat on top of your Jerusalem nachos, which come smothered with hummus, veggies, herbs and spices, and a boiled egg.

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It’s All About Seafood at the Austin Oyster Festival on February 24th

February 12, 2018 4:43 pm

If you're a fan of shellfish, then you should definitely mark your calendar for the Austin Oyster Festival on February 24th. This food fest is all about the mollusk. Chef Chris Bauer, the man in charge of the kitchen at Eddie V's, will be dishing out oysters in virtually every version imaginable at The Lawn at Seaholm from noon to 6 p.m.

His menu contains raw, grilled, and fried oysters. Throw back an East Coast oyster shooter or a Gulf oyster on the half-shell with preserved lemon mignonette. Try the smoked bacon oysters Rockefeller or grilled oysters with roasted garlic-anchovy butter. Indulge in deep-fried oyster banh mi or New Orleans-style oyster po'boys. Wash down the seafood with a bloody mary from the build-your-own bar, a specialty cocktail, or a glass of fine wine. Tickets start at $60 for general admission.

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Give the Gift of Lammes Candies This Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2018 8:20 am

Lammes Candies is a family-owned candy business that's been around since 1878, but its long history in Austin almost ended when founder William Wirt Lamme made an ill-fated poker bet in 1885. He lost the business in the shuffle. Lucky for him (and you), his son bought it back and transformed it into the renowned candy boutique that it is today. Since there's a Lammes Candies right at Airport Boulevard and 53rd Street, not far from you, it's easy to swing by to grab a Valentine's Day treat for your sweetie.

If you're overwhelmed by the number of options, you can't go wrong with the Texas Chewie Pecan Praline. It's the shop's signature confection. Pick up a pair of the pralines or a larger assortment. If you want to go with a traditional box of chocolates, Lammes Candies can help here, too. Pick up a box of assorted chocolates, chocolate creams, or chocolate nut clusters, depending on what your paramour likes in a candy.

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