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[TX] Eating, from Houston to Marfa

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NY Times has an interview with writer Lisa Fain about her book tour. It took her from Houston to Marfa. Lots of driving across empty plains, sampling many styles of cuisine along the way.


Vietnamese in Houston, puffy tacos in San Antonio, Odd Duck in Austin, and a Frito pie in the far west. In Houston:



Since Katrina, the Vietnamese population has exploded there, and you can see its influence in the food, even in places not necessarily Vietnamese. I had a dish at this coffee shop called Blacksmith that was like a deconstructed steak banh mi. It was flank steak marinated in a rice vinegar and fish sauce and green onions, served with crusty bread, pâté and mayonnaise, a little salad with julienne carrots, and two fried eggs on top. Pondicheri has a really good Indian breakfast. It does a breakfast take on thali, a lot of little dishes, also dal, saag paneer eggs, roti and chutneys. I love breakfast, and Texas is a wonderful place for it.





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