The Paleo Restaurant Project - Wholly Cow & Zen Market in Austin TX

Austin Texas, I should have known.

Of course, YOU would have a restaurant (well, actually a bizarre mish-mash of a convenience store and a burger joint) that advertises a "Paleo" burger. You'd even call it the "Fit Cross", swelling my heart with pride and bringing a joyful tear to my trembling cheek.

As a city known for being "weird", you seem to have a head start in embracing the philosophy that food should be REAL and that everyone deserves the option of ordering a locally sourced grass-fed burger (or two) nuzzled between two grilled portobello mushrooms and topped with bacon strips (of course).

Sure, let's add a side of sweet potato fries (yeah, if you cooked them in tallow or duck fat we'd be BFF's, but I still like you anyway). We'll even wash the whole business down with a mason jar of locally made fermented tea (Kombucha FTW!).

Mark Paleo FX '13 down on your calendar Wholly Cow Burger and Zen Market, I'll be back, and I'll be bringing a few friends with me.

Can you see it?

Ah, there it is!  It's like Christmas in your mouth!

Um nom nom nom.

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Have you seen "Paleo" on the menu of your favorite local restaurant? If so, I'd love to feature you and the restaurant in an future Paleo Restaurant Project post. All you need to do is snap a few pictures and write a paragraph or two about the awesomeness and email it to me at You'll be supporting your local Paleo culture and helping inspire other restaurants to do the same!

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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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  1. Reading this post made me seriously jealous. I've been searching for anything 'Paleo' by me and come up with nada. You'd think it'd be easier being in NYC all the time, right? Nope. Yeah there's gluten free and a ton of other Paleo-ish stuff but now I want to go to Austin.