I’m an Austin, Texas native, but have spent the past two years shivering in Boston, Massachusetts. What better way to recalibrate myself to Austin living than to dive into something home-grown, a little gritty, and very weird? I racked my brain for the perfect homecoming venue, when suddenly it hit me: The Little Longhorn Saloon. This establishment is legendary for its singularly mystifying spectacle: Chicken Shit Bingo. Offered only on Sunday nights, it’s a rite of passage for Austinites. Somehow I hadn’t yet gone, and now it was my time to shine. For the uninitiated, Chicken Shit Bingo could perhaps...
Living in Los Angeles, there’s a lot of Mexican influence- from street signs to cuisine. It wasn’t long ago that Los Angeles belonged to Mexico. It was in 1848 when Mexico ceded to the United States. That is when the U.S acquired what is known today as California. From the early ages of California, many Mexicans have lived, cooked, and shared their recipes for generations. This is where Angelinos have found their love of all things Mexican, especially tacos. To this day, tacos, like pizza are a ubiquitous part of the LA culinary landscape. This is why having a Taco...