On Being a Big, Fat Mama 1

-Danny Lee, March 2016 Here at fatgirlsguidebook.com we love ALL Fat Girls and strive to create a space where all Fat Girls are welcome!  We want to invite all Fat Girls to share their experiences with us and that means that sometimes in the Visiting Fat Girls section you may […]


Vega’s Burger Bar

Vega’s Burger Bar Ideal for: Those wanting craft beer and  burgers Cost: Inexpensive Experience: Walking into this family-owned establishment that holds at most 20 people, I noticed the surf motif of this tiny restaurant. My friend and I decided to sit at the bar.  There was only one person running […]


Our favorite cosplay wigs!!

We LOVE cosplay here at FGGB!!! There is nothing more exciting than a brightly colored wig to improve our days!!! Rhie rocks the bright wigs pretty regularly to make life more awesome, living in Austin, she’s doing her part to keep it weird!!!  Check out our favorite picks below!!! Step […]


Some thoughts on body image

As some of you may know, it is bluebonnet season in central Texas.  Spring brings with it a burst of color to an otherwise parched, colorless land.  Fields of blues dot the landscape and bring with it the promise of renewal (and tornado season.)  In Texas there is an age […]


Sunshine Bakery

Sunshine Bakery Ideal for: Those in need of a quick pick me up Cost: Inexpensive Offerings: coffee, pastelitos, cakes Experience: I love this place.  This Cuban bakery has been around for 50 years and going in you’ll understand why.  They have four cases filled with sweet and savoury goodies and […]


Rok Brgr

Rok Brgr Ideal for: Gastropub fans, people watching Cost: Varies due to specials throughout the week Offerings: Beer, burgers, pub grub Experience: We chose to sit outside on the sidewalk so we could sun while people watching.  Our waitress was great.  She started off by complimenting my shoes which is […]


La Granja

La Granja Ideal for:  Anyone wanting a quick, delicious meal that isn’t fast-food;Those that like Pollo Tropical Cost: inexpensive (many meals under $10) Offerings: Peruvian chicken, steak, and seafood Experience: I hit up this place when I am craving some yellow rice and perfectly seasoned chicken, but do not want […]


Dicey Riley’s

Dicey Riley’s Ideal for: Folks looking for a no-frills bar Cost: Drafts start at $6 Offerings: beer, liquor Experience: I (Mel) felt it fitting to visit an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day, so that is what I did! A steam-punk,  Irish man was the ambassador standing outside of the […]


Taqueria Jefes

Ideal for: Breakfast on the go, casual lunch with friends Cost: Taqueria prices, can get in and out under $10 and be way too full! Offerings: TACOS!!!! Also standard Tex-Mex fare done up food truck style (they have a food truck available for catering) Experience: Oh my, I love this place. If you […]