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Austin food should go to bat

Hungry Todd Rungy
Hungry Todd Rungy

Last month, Hops & Grain brewery announced that it was sponsoring Austin-based pro triathlete Kelly Williamson. It's all about balance, you see, and nothing complements intensive training for running, biking, and swimming long distances like a cold, locally crafted brew. But why should Williamson get all the sponsorship glory? Austin is teeming with athletes ready to slap on a logo or two. We implore the Austin food scene to follow H&G's fine example.


Hungry Todd Rungy: Casa de Luz

When you're a professional competitive eater, you've gotta take care of your colon – and your chakras – in the off-season. We're a little less clear on what's in it for the macrobiotic cafe, though.

Austin Outlaws: Bearded Brothers energy bars

The members of Austin's only women's professional football team can't grow beards, and need a lot of energy. This makes perfect sense.

Texas Shade: Cheer Up Charlies

Where else would Texas' two professional dodgeball teams congregate to read each other?

Chad Byers: Skull & Cakebones

Sure, this ripped vegan bodybuilder probably hasn't had a cupcake in a decade. But should he ever decide to indulge, he could be the poster boy for having your vegan cake and eating it, too.

Austin Blacks: laV

Nothing says "French country fare," "sophistication," and "premier wine destination" like professional rugby.

Ultimate Players League of Austin (Ultimate Frisbee): Happy Hemp

Cough, cough.

Texas Rollergirls: John Mueller Meat Company

Because one good elbow to the ribs deserves another. (Let the Twitter war begin!)

CLAWstin (Austin's Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers): Russian House

Is it so wrong to cultivate Cold War nostalgia via the underground sport of ladies' arm wrestling? We'd love to see "Ivanka Drago" with the motto "I must break you" emblazoned on the back of her Russian House-branded robe.

Lance Armstrong

Nope.

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Austin food, Hungry Todd Rungy, Casa de Luz, Texas Shade, CLAWstin, Bearded Brothers, laV, Austin Blacks, Texas Rollergirls, Austin Outlaws, Cheer Up Charlies, Chad Byers, Skull & Cakebones, Ultimate Players League of Austin, Happy Hemp, John Mueller Meat Company, Russian House

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