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The major cities in Texas have an ever-evolving love-hate relationship with one another, and right now, Austin and Houston or at least our food scenes seem to be falling hopelessly in love.
Texans will always have a great sense of pride in where we live, often spurring friendly competition and teasing, but food seems to be bringing Austinites and Houstonians closer than ever.
Marcelo Kreindel, who owns Trentino Gelato, made a name for himself in the Houston food scene by making the kind of gelato he used to eat as a kid in Argentina and selling it to local restaurants and grocery stores. After the success of a chef series line featuring flavors created by Houston chefs such as Monica Pope, Kreindel decided to do a similar line in the Austin market; it launches next week. He asked eight local notables including Bill Norris of the Alamo Drafthouse, Parkside’s Shawn Cirkiel, James Holmes of Olivia and Iliana de la Vega of El Naranjo to come up with gelato flavors that he would then make and sell in pints. Starting next week, you’ll find the gelatos — which come in flavors such as honey jalapeño, apple bleu cheese and coconut basil — at both Austin locations of Central Market.
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