Austin food

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are SpareFoot’s Picks for Best Barbecue in Austin

By John Egan   March 13, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo

On March 11, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel aired a segment featuring his trek with sidekick Guillermo to track down the best barbecue in Austin. That’s a tall order, to be sure.

Jimmy and Guillermo (pictured above) chowed down on some of Austin’s finest barbecue at four spots: Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwait Craft Meats and John Mueller Meat Co. The duo porked out on brisket, ribs and other barbecued meats, with Guillermo grumbling at the final stop that he was stuffed.

In the end, Jimmy wimped out and picked all four barbecue joints as the “winner.” Here at SpareFoot, we aren’t wimpy when it comes to barbecue. We’re not afraid to say which barbecue spots we worship.

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“Corporate” Chefs + Productivity: The Startup That Eats Together Stays Together

By Jenny Zhang   August 1, 2013


About 65 percent of Americans eat lunch at their desks or don’t take a break at all, according to an online survey by human resources consulting firm Right Management. For growing startups in particular, where typical days involve meetings, emails, endless to-dos and random surprises solvable only with improvisation, having a “real lunch” is a pipe dream that only ever occurs once in a blue moon–or at least when the internet goes down.

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5 of Austin’s Best Business-Friendly Bars

By Veronica Meewes   July 25, 2013


Work-friendly coffee shops are scattered throughout the startup-nurturing city of Austin, TX, but sometimes a business get-together calls for something a little stiffer than Baileys Irish Cream-flavored coffee.

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10 Tasty Meeting Spots for Startup Folks in Austin

By Veronica Meewes   July 11, 2013


It’s clear from the proliferation of co-working spaces and coffee shops in Austin, TX, that there’s a definite (and growing) need for public workspaces. In addition to college students camping out in coffee shops and eateries throughout the school year, it’s common to see startup executives polishing their business plans, startup job seekers polishing their résumés, or both types of people meeting with prospective customers or employers.

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Eat Your Heart Out, Bourdain: A Tour Of SpareFoot’s Kitchen

By Jenny Zhang   January 15, 2013

When we’re not eating Tacodeli every Monday, hungry SpareFeet can be found preparing tuna sandwiches, munching on pistachios, or waxing poetic to the coffee pot in the glorious SpareFoot kitchen. According to a survey by Staples Advantage, 73% of office workers said that a well-stocked kitchen would make them happier at work. It just so happens that 100% of SpareFeet are made happier and fuller by the SpareFoot kitchen, which surpasses “well-stocked” and more closely resembles a treasure trove of food. Welcome to paradise.

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Thanks for the tacos. Love, SpareFoot.

By Matthew Stites   April 23, 2012

We are a startup with a passion for delicious food. Our kitchen is always stocked to the brim with the finest in eclectic snackables, and our company outings are defined by an endless stream of decadent menu items. Our conference rooms are named after sushi rolls. So it’s natural that our weekly supplier of tacos, Austin locals TacoDeli, should be the subject of tremendous gratitude from all of us at SpareFoot. As such, we made this video about how much we love tacos and TacoDeli.

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