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Kolaches in the Austin area

El General | Apr 4, 200710:08 AM

Someone mentioned in another thread about missing kolaches when they were living out of state. I am a lover and devotee of the kolache. Where do y'all get your kolache fix in Austin?

The Czech Stop, in West, TX, makes a kolache so superior to all others in my favorite configuration (Jalapeno, Sausage and Cheese) that I have begun to be discuraged about finding good kolaches. Most I have tried just aren't as good, and there is no reason why they can't be as good.

Reasons for Czech Stops superiority:

1) The piping hot fresh baked bread exterior is similar to a doughy yeast roll. In a similar strain to the theory that you shouldn't cook with wine you wouldn't drink, you shouldn't clad your kolache in bread that would not be good enough to stand alone and be excellent.

2) They use actual slices of real jalapenos. Not jalapeno flavored sausage.

3) They use actual cheese. No cheese flavored sausage.

4) The quality of their sausage is passable. 99 times out of 100 kolaches have sausage that only varies from low-grade hot dog by a very little.

There is a Kolache place on Congress and Oltorf that offers an Elgin Sausage and Jalapeno Kolache that is passable, but not great.

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