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First Plates Extra Helpings: Small You Care to Eat

By Wayne Alan Brenner, February 3, 2015, 1:00pm, On the Range

The tropes of modern culinary excess, skewered like God's own shish kebab?

We've seen such things in the past, we're looking forward to seeing more in the near future – as rendered by Kelly Hudson, Dan Klein, and Arthur Meyer in FUDS, say – but we're especially glad to see it happening right now, totally unrelated to but concurrent with the Austin Chronicle's First Plates issue.

We're talking about the new website for a fake restaurant called Abbrev's, where cutting-edge cookery seems to be a runaway case of Honey, I Shrunk The Portion Control.

Fomented and formulated by Austin's own Danny Palumbo, who previously brought us the kindercore foodie hilarity of lil' buco, the Abbrev's website is Best-of-The-Onion-level funny. No wonder Mac Blake and Joe Hafkey chose this Palumbo (along with Aaron Brooks) to take over the Jazz Cigarette stage; no wonder Palumbo's weekly "Live at Coldtowne" stand-up showcase is such a popular show.

No wonder, in fact, that –

Ah, enough chewing on this gluten-free wordsnack, reader – go get you some dessert.

Read more Extra Helpings at The Austin Chronicle’s First Plates food issue hits stands Thursday, February 5.

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