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  1. Drink of the Month: Rice-A-Rummy

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    My parents are weirdos. That’s really what my present-day dietary restrictions boil down to. When I was growing up we couldn’t have sugar, dairy, processed anything, or tasty anything. So, I was raised on rice milk, used sparingly because “it’s expensive.” To me, cereal tastes normal with ...

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  2. Putting Taqueria Chapala to the Test

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    Caption: Taqueria Chapala at Cesar Chavez and Anthony St. Photo by Eric Karjala.

    In the car on the way to Taqueria Chapala…

    Kelly-Sue: I’m fuckin’ hungry and if this meal sucks I’m gonna be grumpy. If I have an MSG attack, I’m gonna be upset.

    Eric: So ...

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  3. Drink of the Month: Summer Bummer

    imageThis August, while you're sitting by your bacteria infested, pee-ridden pool, wishing that the whole public-pool swimming experience hadn't been ruined for you by Brandon, take comfort in knowing that you can stay refreshed and hydrated with this drink. Maybe if you drink enough of them you'll ...

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  4. The Queen: Big Freedia

    Big Freedia's Booty Bounce Class

    Caption: Big Freedia's Booty Bounce Class at Beerland

    When I picked up my Chaos in Tejas wristband, the day before the fest’s first day, I was also given a schedule. I already knew the main attractions that I wanted to see. But looking at the schedule I noticed ...

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  5. Fresa's: Not so Fresca

    Fifty Dollars at Fresa's

    Caption: Fifty dollars of food at Fresa's.

    Eric and Kelly-Sue are old friends. They get together to eat every now and then, but this time they brought a tape recorder

    (The tape recorder pops on. The sound of opening paper to-go bags can be heard.)

    Eric:We’re on ...

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  6. Chaos, You've Been Good...

    Big Freedia @Club DeVille

    Caption: Big Freedia @Club DeVille May 31, 2012. Photo by Eric Karjala

    A big thanks to Timmy Hefner and all of those who helped him put on such an awesome fest. I'd especially like to thank him for booking a show specifically for da ladies: Big Freedia was a ...

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  7. The Mulder-ita

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    Some of my favorite X-Files episodes are those in which Mulder and Scully let loose and have a drink (or in Scully's case, a cigarette). Mulder is not only a prodigy when it comes to writing profiles on serial killers nor is he only crafty when uncovering the conspiracies ...

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  8. A Tale of Two Burgers: Part II

    The Grand

    The Grand

    Surviving a week of work/rock ‘n’ roll related exhaustion, I sat down with only a few hours left on my deadline, a personal recorder with always hard to hear audio, and a pocket notebook with notes of slightly better legibility scratched next to vegetarian food orders, which ...

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  9. Drink of the Month: Coffee Drinks

    ![image][] It seems like everyone has been taking it easy after SXSW. Literally everyone I've been hanging out with (including myself) is taking a short break from the bottle. We've all got different reasons–I'd like to lower my drinking costs and tolerance, Anderson made some bad ...

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  10. A Tale of Two Burgers

    ![When Burgers collide, you get things like this: one hell of a freakshow of a show flier.][] *When Burgers collide, you get things like this: one hell of a freakshow of a show flier.* For years upon years, burgers, both cheese and ham, have been regular staples of teenage rock ...

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  11. Unofficial Fever

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    Whenever the lineups start rolling out for the insanity of unofficial SXSW, I’m still the kid in the candy store who is looking at all these great shows and thinking, “holy fuck, how lucky am I to get to see so many of my favorite bands and favorite people ...

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  12. 21 year old birthday shot!

    Recently, my friend Steven Campos (heyyy baby!) turned 21 years old. As is customary on this most special of days, we took him down to dirty 6th for some free birthday drinks with the intention of getting him totally shitfaced. We succeeded. Steven drank numerous drinks that he does not ...

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  13. Drink of the Month: Blue Balls

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    This recipe is not to be confused with a “blue ball” (blueberry vodka shot dropped in Red Bull).

    This particular drink was invented by a customer of mine and we named it together. At the bar where this happened, most of my regulars asked me to please never serve them ...

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