I Love Queso So Much
I Love Queso So Much
Reviewing every single queso in Austin, one podcast at a time.
30 - Trudy’s
Jul 8 • 16 min
“Famous and original” or “especial?” We try both as we head to Trudy’s and reveal that there is nothing riding on this podcast.
29 - Chuy’s
Jun 26 • 18 min
Consistency, grinding, and ad campaigns from the mid-2000s. Oh yeah, and we review Austin-original-turned-national-chain Chuy’s Queso Compuesto.
28 - Shady Grove
May 17 • 15 min
We become a science podcast, chill out at Shady Grove with their Double Wide Queso, and try not to get killed by an umbrella.
27 - Zocalo Cafe
Apr 8 • 18 min
You will not believe how long it has been since we reviewed a queso blanco (not clickbait). We visit Zocalo Cafe to try its Queso Mixta as well as debrief our successful SXSW event.
26 – Polvos
Mar 4 • 16 min
Hot tubs, graduations, and tons of toppings as we get back on track with a real queso at Polvos.
25 - Easy Tiger
Feb 12 • 18 min
Fraught with queso fatigue, we visit Easy Tiger to review a similar-ish, non-Tex-Mex experience with beer cheese and spend the rest of the episode apologizing.
24 - El Chilito
Jan 8 • 19 min
Mushrooms? Gusts of wind? Thicc chips? We check out El Chilito, and torment Alexa while trying to get her to play our podcast.
23 - Posse East
Dec 20, 2017 • 12 min
Spreadsheets of queso. A historic campus bar. Surprising spice. We hit up Posse East to see what their queso, lovingly served in a styrofoam bowl, has to offer.
22 - Santa Rita
Dec 10, 2017 • 15 min
Bryce’s order gets messed up, Daulton hates the chips, and a bystander asks an important question: “Do you have breakfast tacos?” This and more as we stop by a Sunday brunch at Santa Rita Cantina.
21 - Thanksgiving Special: Velveeta-Rotel
Nov 19, 2017 • 18 min
In this special episode, we dive into a Texas Thanksgiving staple: Velveeta-Rotel queso
20 - One Year of Queso
Oct 31, 2017 • 12 min
It has been exacty one year since we started our search for the best queso in Austin. We look back by parodying a popular three-year-old podcast.
19 - Tacodeli
Oct 22, 2017 • 17 min
IKEA, DNA verified beef, and a conspiracy-laden queso name as we head to Tacodeli in Austin Chronicle’s future Worst Local Podcast of 2018.
18 - Maudie’s
Oct 8, 2017 • 12 min
Recorded back-to-back with the Chipotle episode, we try to get a bad taste out of our mouth by visiting the home of Austin’s most unreadable menu: Maudie’s. We also re-coin the term crockpotting. Please do not Google it.
17 - Chipotle
Sep 17, 2017 • 14 min
It is finally here: queso at the nationwide chain trying to cover up its E-coli outbreak. We give Chiptole’s new queso a try, talk about our two month break, and update Daulton’s resume.
16 – El Arroyo
Jul 10, 2017 • 12 min
A famous sign, Chipotle’s queso cold feet, and El Arroyo’s happy hour that you would be “stupid to pass up.”
15 - Hopdoddy
Jun 21, 2017 • 13 min
After a brief hiatus, we are back with a first for the podcast: fries and queso? We see if Hopdoddy’s mash-up is worth the buzz and also reminisce about Axe Body Spray flamethrowers.
14 - Curra’s Grill
May 21, 2017 • 13 min
We sample one of three quesos from Curra’s Grill, discuss binge listening, and search for the missing beef.
13 – Fresa’s
May 5, 2017 • 11 min
Taco Bell’s new chicken chips, Fresa’s totally loaded queso, and one very sensual sponsor.
12 - Kesos Taco House
Apr 20, 2017 • 12 min
We take on chip-related conspiracy theories and Fire Red Sauce as we head to the incorrectly spelled Kesos Taco House to taste their El Don Keso.
11 - Hula Hut ft. The Band in Room 15
Apr 9, 2017 • 11 min
Fajitas in queso, metaphorical potholes, fake sponsors, and an appearance by a very special musical guest as we head to Hula Hut to try their Queso Compuesto.
10 – Sazon
Mar 22, 2017 • 11 min
Chicken fried steaks, stolen shirts, Brooks & Dunn, and a review of the authentic “Choriqueso” from Sazón.
9 - Kerbey Lane Cafe
Feb 24, 2017 • 12 min
We tackle three varieties of queso from Austin’s most notorious place you take your parents freshman year of college: Kerbey Lane Cafe.
8 - Tyson’s Tacos
Feb 7, 2017 • 10 min
We recommend some go-to queso spots for Valentine’s Day, and explore what makes Tyson’s Tacos’ queso “supremo.”
7 – Pinthouse Pizza
Jan 27, 2017 • 9 min
Does “El Queso” live up to its bad name? Can a pizza place serve a Tex-Mex classic? Do we finally have a legitimate sponsor? The answers to all this and more as we try out Pinthouse Pizza.
6 - Pelon’s w/ Mayor Steve Adler
Jan 9, 2017 • 9 min
In our first episode of the new year, we head to Pelon’s Tex-Mex to try out their “famous” queso and welcome our very first guest, Mayor Steve Adler.
5 - Guero’s
Dec 9, 2016 • 10 min
We follow-up on the results of the Texas queso vs. Arkansas cheese dip battle in the Senate, and check out local tourist trap Guero’s to see what their queso has to offer to unsuspecting South Congress visitors.
4 - Magnolia Cafe
Nov 30, 2016 • 10 min
In our first visit to a non-Tex-Mex establishment, we see if Magnolia Cafe’s many varieties of queso have what it takes to compete.
3 - Matt’s El Rancho
Nov 16, 2016 • 8 min
We check out a worldwide sensation from Matt’s El Rancho, the Bob Armstrong dip, to see if it lives up to the hype.
2 - Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Nov 9, 2016 • 9 min
This episode we talk about how Arkansas and Texas are fighting over queso, and regrettably check out what kind of queso Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has to offer.
1 - Torchy’s Tacos
Oct 26, 2016 • 8 min
For our inaugural episode, we head out to local fan-favorite Torchy’s Tacos to review their green chile queso.
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