Food and Drink

Asher Price
Nov 23, 2022 - News

How not to fry your Thanksgiving turkey

A fireball blows up after a turkey is incorrectly deep-fried.

Before and after pictures. Firefighter Rashard Montgomery drops a frozen turkey into super-hot oil. Photos: Courtesy of Austin Fire Department (left) and Asher Price/Axios (right).

If you're deep-frying your turkey this year, be careful.

  • Yes, you want a crisp, juicy bird — but you also want to keep your eyebrow hairs unsinged.
Asher Price
Nov 23, 2022 - News

Texas' butter consumption lags behind other states

Data: Instacart; Map: Sara Wise/Axios

Even as Texans are world-famous eaters, we're not all that big on butter.

The big picture: We love butter on our mashed potatoes, but we noticed that butter consumption lags in Texas, the Southwest and the West.

Things to do in Austin, Nov. 23-27

Illustration of a cherry pie with "weekend" cut out of the crust.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

If you're staying put for Thanksgiving, we've got you covered. Here are a few events we're eyeing for the long weekend:

Asher Price
Nov 22, 2022 - News

Thanksgiving tips from Austin's Feminist Kitchen

Illustration of a slice of pumpkin pie with the Axios logo.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it's time to start getting ready.

Why it matters: Austin-based food blogger Addie Broyles, who writes the insightful Feminist Kitchen newsletter, shared some advice with us to make this year's Turkey Day run as smoothly as velvety pumpkin pie.

Where to order Thanksgiving takeout in Austin

Perry's Steakhouse will offer takeout options for Thanksgiving. Photo: Courtesy of Perry's Steakhouse

For those hoping to take the stress out of turkey day, there are plenty of Thanksgiving takeout options around Austin.

Of note: Many deadlines to order takeout have passed, but these businesses still have Thanksgiving options available.1

Where to watch the World Cup in Austin

USA's coach Gregg Berhalter (R) and players at a familiarization visit at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament. Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images

The World Cup has arrived and there are plenty of Austin bars opening their doors for watch parties.

What's happening: The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, with the host nation taking on Ecuador.

Things to do in Austin, Nov. 18-20

Illustration of a cherry pie with "weekend" cut out of the crust.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

It's another weekend in Austin with no shortage of things to do.

🍗 Snag a hot chicken sandwich at chef Laila Bazahm's one-night-only pop-up concept, The Bird & Crown. She'll start serving at Central Machine Works on Saturday from 4:30pm until she sells out.

Asher Price
Nov 10, 2022 - News

Austin's biggest scones

A big fat rascal scone at Brentwood Social House

The big fat rascal scone at Brentwood Social House. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

🫖 As an inveterate tea drinker, I'm always on the lookout for a great scone — something crumbly, but not too crumbly — flaky, lightly sweetened.

  • A nice scone leaves you feeling full and elegant at the same time.
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