Food & Drink

A Kwik-E-Mart... with more than two dozen taps

Published On 06/04/2013 Published On 06/04/2013
A growler at The Quickie Pickie

Although it isn't slinging squishees, East Austin's Quickie Pickie is a convenience store delivering brain freezes via an entirely different method: 27 beers on tap.

Taps include the likes of Boulevard, Rogness, Dogfish Head, and Stone -- all hand-picked by QP's owner, who also manages a pair of Shell stations.

Not feeling the taps? You can also crack open a bomber and enjoy it at the bar or on the patio.

Gas station coffee takes on a new, health code-abiding meaning when it's a latte made with single-origin Counter Culture beans.

The ultimate in grab-and-go-and-eat-before-you-actually-go food, their rotisserie chickens are smothered in herbes de Provence and available with sides of potato gratin, ratatouille, and parsley sauce.

Or pig out with the Saltimbocca sandwich: eight-hour pulled pork, proscuitto, melted Gruyere, spicy Bosc pear chutney, and marsala sage butter pressed into a sweet roll from Baked in Austin, a bread-making operation that's also experienced a high number of brain-freezes.

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1. Quickie Pickie 1208 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

A convenience store with 27 BEERS ON TAP, where you can get a rotisserie chicken (to stay or to go!) and a local craft beer. Or opt for many bombers, way-better-than-convenience-store coffee, or made-to-order sandwiches.



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