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Where to get Beignets in Austin, TX

I absolutely LOVE beignets! Ever since my first taste as a child living in New Orleans, Lousisiana, I have been hooked. After moving and then growing up in a different state, I still had access to beignets fairly regularly due to a very conveniently located cafe near my house. Once I started college though, my hometown beignet shop closed down and I was left searching for for a new place. Luckily, Austin is popping with different types of food, and after a quick search through GoogleMaps, checking out the beignet images, I found a great place!  Epicerie is my favorite beignet place in Austin to date. During my search, I found food trucks and places where I could get flavored beignets, but epicerie is where I found the best classic beignets that I know and love - hot, airy, and coated in lots of powdered sugar! For some background, epicerie is a French cafe/restaurant in Austin that serves a variety of food. In addition to beignets, they serve delicious French food that my European mo

The Paleta Bar - Sweet, Salty, & Spicy

 It has been almost a year since my last post ! As a result, I am pressing pause on my longtime projects and posting a quick review of an impulse purchase I made in the meantime. I recently visited The Paleta Bar in Midland, TX to treat myself to an indulgent snack, and boy, I was not disappointed. I came in with a photo from my friend depicting a red and white smudged plastic cup with a mysteriously coated straw sticking out of it. I didn't know what it was, but I could assume it would have the delicious combination of salty, spicy, and sweet that I appreciate from good Mexican candy. I showed the photo to the man behind the counter and he immediately knew what it was and shared what was in the cup. I ordered the paleta mangonada which I believe is the drink version of the paleta con frutas, tajin, y chamoy. This, as you may have figured out already, is a paleta bar dipped in tajin and chamoy and covered in fruit. There was also a mangonada fruit juice added to the cup to produce

HRF Travis Scott Cactus Scott Meal

I tried the infamous Travis Scott meal at McDonald's!  The Cactus Jack meal is a collaboration by international fast-food icon, McDonald's, with popular rapper, celebrity, and new father, Travis Scott. The meal includes 3 items: burger, fries, and drink similar to a standard McDonald's meal. It closely resembles a classic 'Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal' from the restaurant... but I'll let you hear it from the video.  Watch my reaction here:     Although the Travis Scott/Cactus Jack meal is no longer available, watch the end of my video to see how you can create it yourself using McDonald's standard menus items and a few tricks!  Bon appetit foodies!  Heidi

HFR Merch Available!

Hi guys! A little while ago I created some merch but never got along to publishing it, since I didn't think I would have any customers. However, I decided to publish it anyway, since some of my viewers are more passionate than most! Also, it doesn't hurt to put it out there for new foodies to find! Here is a little sample of my designs... You can also click here to access my page and see all the designs that I have created and new ones that I make in the future. I hope y'all enjoy paroozing the items, purchasing, and adding to your collections... or not! I will be creating more merch as time passes for those who are interested as well, so if you have anything you want to see, let me know in the comments or via messages!

Plucker's Fire in the Hole Challenge

I did Plucker's Fire in the Hole wing challenge! I recorded this back a few years ago but never got around to doing the editing. Enter Corona-summer and I had the time and motivation to do the editing. Without further ado, here is the long awaited video! Interested in more? Click here to subscribe!

7 Simple Ways to Elevate Quarantine Meals

As coronavirus levels continue to rise in the United States and other parts of the world, many people are retreating back into their homes to restart their self-isolation and protect themselves from COVID-19. If you are like me, the days at home, spent not visiting restaurants (or at least not eating inside restaurants), have become fairly monotonous and at times dull. Fear not, I, Heidi of Heidi's Food Reviews have 7 fast and easy tips to help you spice up your meals at home so you can feel the feels of eating in a restaurant without the risk! cute napkins The quickest and easiest way to spice up your meals at home are to add some fun napkins. Whether they be paper or reusable cloth napkins, adding a touch of color or a festive pattern can visibly brighten your table and also brighten your day! elevated pl