The Try Guys Visit Eugene’s Hometown

(yells) (dramatic rock music) – Oh, hi there. You smell that? Smells like my hometown. (upbeat rock music) – We put the ass in Texas. – God damn it, Ned. (upbeat music) (light music) – Welcome to Austin, Texas. The best city in the United States. – [Ned] Today, the Try
Guys are the Travel Guys. – We’re gonna be experiencing
culture, food, recreation and night life. – So because Austin is Eugene’s hometown, Eugene created the itineraries. That means Eugene is gonna succeed over us even more this episode. But I’m gonna do my best
to take that spotlight! – [Eugene] We’re going to get makeovers. We’re gonna try some breakfast tacos. We’re actually gonna
have a live podcast here at South by Southwest, see all the sights, we’re gonna visit Dirty Sixth, the iconic going out spot in town. We’re gonna try some barbecue. And we’re gonna show you exactly how Austin is weird in every
beautiful, magical, cool way possible. – Look at that skyline! Have you ever, can you believe it? I had four cups of coffee
because it is early! (dramatic music) – We are here on Lady Bird Lake. Austin is known to be a
very fit and active city. So, of course, I made everyone get up super early this morning so we can go kayak on the Colorado River. Everyone’s really excited about this. – Yeah. I like kayaking. I don’t like waking up. – Kayaking! My mom’s favorite activity. – I didn’t take my
Dramamine, know what I mean? (upbeat music) – People have a certain stereotype
about the American South and Austin defies every
single one of them. Stroke, stroke. – Look, I grew up in New York. I don’t have a wonderful
impression of Texas. Oh, it’s dripping on my pants. – There’s all these
festivals here all the time but I’m excited to just
get to know the people. Find out why they like it here. – I’m very excited to be here during the week of South by Southwest. – This is their first ever
live podcast recording. Ladies and gentlemen,
please welcome the Try Guys. – But I’m also trying to figure out what makes Austin weird. – We’re gonna do a race. We’re gonna go from here all the way past that dock, okay? – Okay.
– Race? – Liberal Mecca. Food trucks, Tex-Mex. And I can’t wait to get
weird inside of Austin. Also my dad’s here. Three, two, one, go. – All right, we’re going
back to shore, yeah? – Going back to shore.
– Okay, sick. And we are going home! (upbeat country music) Thank you.
– Beautiful. – Thank you. – Hey, guys, welcome to Cavender’s. I’m Dillon Deckert, nice to meet you. We’ve been around since 1965. We’re still family owned
and operated to this day. – You’re basically gonna help us today with a Western makeover.
– Cool. – [Eugene] What do you think
is the most important item? – I think we get you into a sweet pair of cowboy boots today. We gotta find the boot that fits you. – It’s like finding a wand. – Yes.
– In Harry Potter. The wand has to choose you.
– Yeah, sure, sure. Let’s start over there. – Let’s boot scoot boogie. – [Eugene] Keith, your puns
are out of control in Texas. – [Keith] Well, I’m familiar with all of the songs I heard growing up. – Wow, look at all these boots! Oh my god! – So we have over 8000 pairs
of boots in this location. They do anything from
what I would consider a basic Western boot, been around forever. But they get into some crazy things too, like this horse power. Ostrich print vamp with a green top to it. – I probably falsely assumed that cowboy boots would be very conservative. – [Dillon] You’re not alone in that. – I mean, you know,
girls in my high school would go to prom in boots. – Oh, sure.
– Yeah, so there were always tons of fashion boots. – By the way, Ned, this to
down there is all your size. – Really? – So this aisle–
– Whoa. – Becky would kill me
if I brought this home. So looks like I’m about to die. This is ridiculous looking. – So the best way to start delineating is picking out a toe style you like. This is gonna be your
typical Western toe boot. This is a seven toe. It’s what John Wayne used
in a lot of their movies. – Less rounded, more like angle. – Absolutely. It’s a little bit more punchy,
as we would say in Texas. – I want to see what boot,
can you hike those up? – Sure, absolutely. This is a real Mercedes. They’re made handmade in Mercedes, Texas. Came in crocodile vamp.
(sensual music) – [Eugene] Yeah, that’s like
a little surprise under the– – Yeah, exactly. – So do you always wear
the bootcut down over, ’cause it’s like you’re hiding the beauty. – Sure, sure. I get that. Every once in a while, get
wild and throw a dress on and hit the town.
(Eugene laughs) – The main part of the boot
that’s gonna show, though, is this bottom.
– Yes. – This is gonna kinda be a
little hidden treat for just. – [Dillon] Right, for you. Exactly.
– After hours. – That’s a treat for you.
– After hours. – [Zach] Does he need different jeans? Those won’t fit over a boot, right? – [Dillon] So we will have to get you into some different jeans
if we want ’em to fit over. Too skinny!
– Too skinny for a cowboy. – Too skinny for a cowboy. – [Eugene] I think I’m interested in a classic cowboy Stetson, wool felt style. Something that–
– Sure. – [Zach] Do you have children’s hats? – We have children’s hats,
but I think we’re gonna get you set up with a real deal adult hat. – Okay.
– We run the gambit of head sizes in our crew.
– So we’re looking about 24 inches. – Wow, we’re finally
gonna know definitively how different that our heads are. – About 21-and-a-half. – Three-and-a-half inches bigger. (beeping)
– So to give y’all an idea about how different your head sizes are, those are kinda the opposite
ends of the spectrum when it comes to the sizes
that we have available. – We knew it. You know, I think I’m
digging this dark chocolate. – We can actually change
the shape on these. – Really?
– And then what do you call this style?
(Eugene laughs) Yeah, this fits perfect. So this is a style that I’m into. This one’s a little big. – Do you have any idea
who made that hat style popular that particular–
– Zach Kornfeld. – Little guy by the name
of Lyndon B. Johnson. – Lyndon B.!
– Yeah. – Husband of Lady Bird.
– Yeah. – Eugene, do we like Lyndon B. Johnson? – Yeah, Lyndon B. Johnson’s all right. – Like, I know this city
does, but what did he do? – He took over after
Kennedy was assassinated. We’ll talk about it later. – I need something near my crotch to let people know that I’m serious. (laughing) You know? – So buckles really, what they are is they’re showing off winners. Guys win their belt buckles. So they were made for you. – [Keith] Maybe one with a pig on it or something with an animal or a chicken. – No, no chicken. But we do have our bulls and horses. – Horses.
– Horses. – I thought you didn’t like horses, Keith. – I don’t like when girls love horses because a girl who loves a horse will never love anyone
more than that horse. And I can’t have that. I need to be number one. But I appreciate the majesty of a horse. They’re very sexual beings. I want to put the horse near my horse. (laughs) – Could we see some big ‘ol horse options?
– Sure, absolutely. This has to be the most
impressive belt buckle that turns the most eyes.
– Oh my goodness. – We got bullrider, we
got the rubies in here. They’re gonna see you
coming from a mile, cowboy. – It makes you seem taller. – You said that people
earn their belt buckles. I’m not a bullrider. But I am Keith. I think this is the right call. This looks good.
– That looks great. – Yeah, I love this. (upbeat country music) (whip cracking) (dinging) – All right, boys, you ready
to go to the next stop? – Let’s hit the town.
– First we gotta pay for this. – Oh, yeah.
– I gotta give you my card. – Sounds like a plan.
– Do you take cash? (dramatic music) – Hello, welcome the to Tamale
House in East Austin, Texas. The Tamale House has
been around since 1958. So we’ve been dishing out some
good homecooked Mexican food for many, many years. My name is Diane Valera and
I’m the mom of this operation. – You’re our mom? – Of course. Once you walk into that
door, this is your home. And I adopt you. – I’m sure the other boys
here are very curious about what is it with
Austin and breakfast tacos? (overlapping chattering) Who invented the breakfast taco? – Abuelitas invented the breakfast taco. It was a food that grandmas and moms made to feed
their kids in the home. Some of it was by necessity. It’s like what do you have in the fridge? What can you feed your kids? – My grandfather had one of
the first tortilla factories and so as a child, we
would grab a tortilla and my mother would
make the potato and egg or whatever there was. And it’s just a meal of love because you can grab
anything that you like. Whether it’s cold or hot, they’re good. You use a tortilla and you
can put anything inside of it. – [Eugene] Take one. You want to clap? – Yes.
(claps) In today’s vlog is we’re eating
different kinds of tacos. (giggles)
– Yeah, that’s, I mean, you pretty much handled it. – So let’s get going. My name is Jax, I’m six years
old and what’s your name? – My name’s Eugene, but
you already know me. – Yep. – Okay, we need to just say this. Eugene and Jax met on the
airplane on the way here. – So I just met my new best friend. Introduce yourself. – My name is Jax. – This is the first child that Eugene has ever taken a liking to. We don’t know what’s happening. But we’re just gonna let it ride ’cause something’s weird’s
going on and I love it. – And you guys are both from Pflugerville.
– Now he likes he kids. That’s why he likes me. – [Ned] What? Eugene likes kids?
– Yeah. – You weren’t supposed to tell anybody. That was a secret. – Character growth. – [Jax] We’re introducing the tacos now. – [Carmen] So that’s Mom’s Migas Taco. Made in specialty. – Jax, you get first bite. (Eugene laughs) – Yum.
– Nailed it. – Yum, yum! – I mean, you know what?
– You know what’s true, in Texas you eat them with your hands. – It’s like corn sauce
inside of chicken and bun. – Yeah, it’s kinda like corn sauce inside of chicken and bun. That’s what I was going to say. These don’t taste eggy. Like you’d expect them to taste super eggy but the flavors are really balanced. – What’s next?
– All right. – So this is just a
traditional breakfast taco. – [Eugene] There we go. (laughing)
– I mean. He nailed it.
– The flour tortilla’s just so soft and pillowy.
– Wow. – That’s delicious.
– That adds so much flavor. – When I grew up, I’d have
breakfast tacos twice a week. – [Keith] These feel like
something you crush for us. – [Zach] This is just perfect bacon. – Next taco, please. – Crispy!
– Oh. – [Carmen] We’re moving into lunch now. – Oh, wow. – What a fast reviewer you are. – [Ned] Do you guys taste the
little lime on the guacamole? – You know, if you oversqueeze the lime, you get the bitters. It’s bad to oversqueeze your lime. – [Keith] That’s crazy. – Well, you’re wearing a bolo tie. You know what you’re talking about. – I do believe him with that bolo tie. – Yeah. As a native East Austinite
what are some things that make Austin so special? – Growing up, Austin was not a big city. It has really changed. It’s always been a community
that tries to be close. Having local residents here is wonderful but I think it’s also been wonderful for people to come from the outside because it is so diverse. We’re trying to deal
with traffic and housing but I think, in the end, people try to keep a positive outlook. – How do you like growing
up in the Austin area? – Awesome. It has special places because some of the United rules were made there. Mm-hm.
– What? – Oh, ’cause we’re the capital. It’s ’cause we’re the capital of Texas. – The waws. – The laws. – I get it.
– The United rules. Wow, I actually like
that terminology more. – [Zach] That’s better. – [Diane] What’s next is
a chicken tomatillo tamale (whistles)
with mole. – Wow, it’s beautiful.
– It’s the mole. – Mole.
– Chicken. – Chicken.
– Tomatillo tamale. (laughing) Another rave review. The second it touches your tongue. – We’re here to stay. We need to make it good for everyone and if we do that, the end
product is so much better than trying to work at odds. – Wow, oh my gosh. – Everything here is delicious. This is the best one so far. This is the Tamale House, though, too. I think Tex-Mex cuisine
is a perfect example of just American and Mexican
blended together perfectly. – Oh yeah.
– Oh my god. That’s amazing.
– Oh my god. – You have to get this if you come here. – Oh my god.
– Oh wow. – It doesn’t have to be Texan. It doesn’t have to be
Mexican, it can just be food. – Like the food itself,
it’s many ingredients commingling together.
– Aw, mom. – How romantic.
(laughs) – Can I just say?
(laughs) Incredible.
– How’d you like all the food? – Just because I have good taste buds. – Wait, the question was
how did you like the food and he answered the
reason how he likes food is because of his taste buds. – [Eugene] It’s ’cause he’s really smart. – That’s a very amazingly
literal answer that I adore. (upbeat rock music) – Ready for our first ever live podcast at South by Southwest? What a place to, like, test. – I’ve done live shows before but every time just before I get on stage, I just get a little nervous. – Wait, can you say that again? I’ve done hundreds of liveshows. – I’ve done hundreds of liveshows. When I came up with the role
of Ned from the Try Guys, I said, “What sort of person is this Ned?” (laughing)
– Oh my god! – Are you guys ready to see the Try Guys? (audience cheering) – Hello, everybody.
– Wow! – And welcome to the TryPod – I’m trying to think of my biggest fail. So I took an independent
study doing puppetry. Super big into puppets. – Why are you guys laughing at that? (laughing)
– My friend brought me this beautiful wizard puppet and he said, “I would just
love for you to do something “really magical with this puppet.” – Did the puppet have a name? – Yes. The puppet’s name became the Vomiting, Dick-Sucking Wizard Puppet. (Zach laughs) And every show, he came out
and he would interview someone and all he would do is
ask an innocuous question and then if you answered, here’s the question, it
was like, “Hey, Miles, “what’s your favorite color?” – I don’t know, red. – “Red, well why don’t
you go suck red’s dick?” (shouting)
(audience laughing) That’s all the bit was. – Before we do go, we want to thank you because this was the first
time we’ve gotten to try this in front of people.
(audience cheering) – Until next time. – [Audience] Stay beautiful. – Thank you guys so much! (audience cheering and clapping) We are on our way to the FADER party. – Oh, yeah. – Every year, the FADER Fort is the hottest place at South by Southwest. It’s a long walk away, so instead of walking,
we’re taking pedicabs. Why, Ned, I do believe this
is a bicycle built for two! (yelling)
Here we go! (dramatic orchestral music) Pedicab, oh, oh! Hold on to my phone!
– We’re off-roading. – [Zach] Pedicabs are huge in Austin. – You’ve noticed how many places that are cool bars that you could walk to. – [Keith] But why walk– – [Eugene] Why walk when you can pedicab? – And I love being pedied.
– Yeah. – [Zach] Here’s a banana peel. – [Keith] Feels safe? – Oh god. Oh. – Safe. – We are one gust of wind away from losing my new favorite hat forever. – [Eugene] How’s my hair? – [Keith] It didn’t move at all. – Really? – That was amazing (laughs). – [All] To Texas! – The one thing I know about Austin is that it is one of the live
music capitals of the country. It seems like everything is
South by Southwest right now. It just totally takes over the city. We are here at the FADER Fort and guess who’s–
– The coolest party at South by Southwest.
– Cardi B played here. Drake played here.
– Wow. – And nobody’s playing tonight. I think there’s a message here, you know? Everyone has that white
whale in their life, the thing that you’re trying to chase down and then you get here and you realize. – It was inside you all along. – Yeah. The stage was inside me all along. ♪ I’d like to be a little rockstar ♪ ♪ Strumming songs on my guitar ♪ ♪ People shouting, screaming my name ♪ ♪ Play loud music again and again ♪ ♪ Little rockstar ♪ – Wow, I’m a little rock and roll god. – Hello, Cleveland! – Yeah! – Wah! (upbeat rock music) – Hey, hey, hey, hello, guys, how are you? – Hello.
– How are you? Welcome to Austin, Texas. This is CUCU from Ru Paul Drag Race. And hey, y’all. – [Eugene] Tell us about
your look, Cynthia. – Well, this is like a cowgirl,
housewife of Austin, Texas looking for trouble, you’re welcome. – I think we just found it. – How do we look? We got some Cavender’s,
like a boot over here, a hat over here, a vest. – Belt buckle.
– Feeling us a little Texan. – Well, guys, you tried. (laughing)
It’s gonna be fine. (camera clicking)
(light music) – [Eugene] So when you
did move first to Austin? – When I get an opportunity,
for the first time, to visit Austin, Texas,
I see the diversity. Diversity in culture,
diversity even ethnicity. We have a big Hispanic community here. So I was fascinated for them. Like, you know what? I’m crazy, keep Austin weird,
I’m in drag, this is for me. Since then, it was like nine years. And I love it so far. – I just wonder, at what
point in Austin’s history, did it start to get this
weird, like, culture? – We’re trying to keep Austin weird, when did Austin get so weird? – [Cynthia] It started in the 1950, 1960s when it was a lot of musicians. – And the hippy culture.
– On the way the hippy culture from New
Orleans, Oklahoma, coming here because it was the capital of music and capital of musicians to us all. – Well, think about the ’60s
and the flower power movement. Woodstock is a huge part of that. It’s like you have art being related to young, liberal boomer thinking and I think the South needed somewhere like that and Austin just happened to be the place. – All conservative states
typically have liberal capitals just because the capital is a place where everyone lives on top of each other. When you live on top of each other, you understand one another. And you become more open
to other people’s ideas. – Guys, we’re learning a
lot in front of the capital. – All right, enough smart talk. Let’s take some slutty photos. (laughing) (dramatic music)
(camera clicking) – [Eugene] If anyone visits
Austin, where can they see you? – My home bar is Old King’s Paris here in downtown Austin, Texas. And you can find me on social media, Cynthia Lee Fontaine
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and sexual applications
on your phone too as well. (Zach giggles) – Okay! Okay.
– Well, well. (upbeat country music) – My name is Ren Garcia. We’re at Micklethwait Craft Meats. I am the pitmaster here. – Tell me what you’re doing
right now with this brisket? – [Ren] It’s prime Angus brisket. – Wow.
– How heavy is this? – This is probably about
10 pounds right now and it’s probably gonna
render out six pounds by the time it’s done.
– Wow. – Brisket, typical Texas barbecue? – It is the classic Texas item. – [Ned] Why is it so iconic? – Just because it takes so long and it’s just the hardest
thing to actually do properly and knock it out of the park. – So you must be pretty amazing? – I guess I am (laughs). – So what do we have here? This looks like a paradise of meats. – It is a meat paradise. You’ve got brisket, barbacoa,
chicken, pork shoulder, pork spare ribs, our house sausage, and then the last meat that
we have is the pulled lamb. So that’s lamb leg.
– That’s lamb? – Yeah.
– There ain’t mutton better. (Zach snorts) – What’s the deal with this bread? ‘Cause, like, white bread is just, like, this is so exciting, why this? – You can just stack all
your meats on top of it so that you have a nice,
little, juicy, soggy, piece of bread at the end? – It’s a delicious napkin you could eat, essentially.
(laughing) – Exactly.
– All right, amen. – [Ned] So what is Texas barbecue style? – Slow-smoked until it’s completely tender so you go slow and low. – Oh my god.
– There you go. Get it there, get it there.
– Whoa. – Get in there, get in there.
– Wow. – We don’t put sauce on it. Everything is salt and pepper. So we just buy the best quality meat that we can and then let
that kinda speak for itself. – [Keith] There it is, look at this. How easy it just comes right apart. – Oh my god.
– Oh my god! – Oh wow!
– They are right that you don’t need the sauce. I’m enjoying the sauce, which is delicious but there’s so much flavor
here all on its own. – Really strong flavor.
– Right. – [Zach] Love a good rub. – The chicken, because
it’s a little tender of a meat in general, the
smoke gets so far into it, there’s so much flavor. – Barbacoa.
– Yeah, barbacoa, for sure. – Ooh.
– It goes in almost like you’re going through butter. – Brisket and now all
this pastrami flavor, there is a huge overlap between
my people and your people. – Texans? – Texans and Jews. We got a lot of, I’m
surprised to see this. – Oh my god, just falls off the bone. – Oh my god.
– Yeah! – [Eugene] There’s a lot
of things to be said about the merits of not eating beef, right? – Right. – I always wondered personally why did I never think beef
could ever be out of my life and I return to this Texan brisket. – Yeah.
– So I am cutting out beef from my diet. But eating this, I’m like, oh, if I had this accessible to me, that decision would be way harder. – And you make your
own sides here as well? – All our own sides. We make all our own bread,
we make all our pickles. Your classic Texas sides are gonna be potato salad and coleslaw and beans. – These beans.
– They’re perfect. – Holy shit, they’re–
– That gave me. – It’s chili.
– It’s chili. – Oh my god.
– This is basically chili. – But here, we’re kinda known for having a different variety of sides. Our number one top seller
is our jalapeno cheese grits and our lemon poppy seed coleslaw, which is a vegan item.
– You can tell you’re in Austin when you’re at a barbecue place that has vegan options. That’s pretty amazing.
– Yeah. And we do Satan for the vegans. – Hail Satan. (laughs)
– Hail Satan. (upbeat rock music) – We changed and we’re gonna
have a good time tonight and check out some of the most iconic bars on Dirty Sixth Street. – [Ned] Dirty Sixth Street. Kinda reminds me of New Orleans. Hey! – [Eugene] So what’s cool
about Austin nightlife? – Cheap drinks. You can bar hop. – This is always closed
off every weekend, right? – Yes.
– Yeah. – Thursday through Sunday. – So we’re gonna go get fucked up, yeah? (yells) There’s a reason why
Austin is one of the most moved-to cities in the United States. Just so fucking cool. There’s a slide in the bar. – You didn’t tell me
that Austin had slides! (yells) This city’s awesome! (upbeat music) – Next bar! – What are flaming Dr. Pepper’s? – Well, it’s a medley of alcoholic drinks with dragon’s breath.
(dramatic music) – Yeah!
(cheering) – Yeah!
– Yeah! (glasses clinking)
– What?! (cheering) (upbeat music)
– Rooftop bars are a big thing here in Austin, right? – [Woman] There’s a ton of rooftop bars. – Yeah.
– Almost every bar has one. – [Eugene] Did you like riding the horse? – [Keith] I loved the horse. – Toy stores on toy stores. Who cares about the bars? Toys! I am the Rick Moranis of my generation. Here with Audrey too. That was the first try! Something in the air in Austin. It makes you a better person. – Why aren’t we drinking? Next bar! – We partied too hard.
(upbeat rock music) Way too hard. You guys want to rob a bank? I think I kept flipping the camera off. (yells) – I’m just walking like
I know where I’m going. – Isn’t Austin night life amazing? – Austin’s so fun! – [Eugene] There’s so many
bars, we just went to five. – There’s like 50 bars.
– Yeah. I think Austin bars, in general, are just better than other bars. They’re like universally good. (cheers)
– Suck it other bars! (yells) – No, no, no, no, don’t
embarrass me in my hometown. Oh my god.
– You embarrassed yourself. – You gave yourself a hard time. (yells) (dramatic music) – They say keep Austin weird
but by the end of this trip, I got a little weird. Come on, come on! Yes!
– So bad! I dare you!
– Oh! – Austin was great. If I’m being honest,
I always kinda thought the cowboy look was a little goofy. I look amazing in it (giggles). – Keep Austin weird, which means they just really embrace all the things
that make that city different. – What do you think is the
best thing about Austin? Why is it such a great city? – [Cynthia] Beside the
job opportunities or how gorgeous is the city, the people made Austin different and beautiful and friendly. And I like that. – You’re such a wise queen. – I try not to be. (laughing) – I think everyone should visit Austin. It’s a great city. But I think, more importantly, everyone should just try to travel. It’s so hard to encapsulate any place in just this short amount, but I think we scratched the surface in a way that really pays homage to how weird and diverse
and funky my city is. So, I guess this means Eugene’s got the coolest hometown, huh? – Uh.
– Well. – We’ll think about that. To be continued. (Eugene laughs) – It’s better than Carthage. – Hey, fellow Texans, I hope you loved our hometown exploration of Austin. You know you’re the best. I know you’re the best. That means you gotta come
see our nationwide tour. We have four Texan cities: Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Get your tickets now at and show them why Texas is
bigger and better than the rest. – Don’t show us your dicks.
– Shots fired. (upbeat music) – Give a big thumbs
up, comment down below, and always subscribe and
every day’s a brand new day. Peace, whoo! And every day’s a brand new day. – That was perfect, Jax. – Yep.
– Yeah, you’re doing better than my friends.

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