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Austinites can look forward to a delicious, authentic Austin burger if they ever find themselves in Turkey.


Austin Burgers, located in Balikesir, Turkey, features a menu with none other than the burgers Austinites love and enjoy. The burger joint manages to take the aesthetic and food of Austin and offer it in Balikesir.

The restaurant offers a typical menu which can be found throughout Austin, featuring four different burgers: the Austin burger, Mexican burger, Texas burger and classic burger.

Although the menu is completely in Turkish, a little Google translate helped Austonia figure out the ingredients in the authentic Austin burger found in Balikesir: bacon, cheddar, "Austin sauce," caramelized onions and pickles. The Texas burger includes a garlic sauce and mushrooms, and the Mexican burger has a kick, with jalapeños and sriracha sauce.

Austin Burgers also offers french fries with four different sauces: parmesan, truffle sauce, sweet chilli and sriracha.

The establishment seems fairly new, opening earlier this year, according to its social media pages.

With Austin Burgers, Austinites can get a taste of home 6,474 miles away.

The challenge for all of us this Thanksgiving is letting go of what we've lost in this tough year and treasure what we still have.

We at Austonia are thankful for you. Since we launched our site in April, we've done our best to connect you to Austin, with stories ranging from the important to the delightfully superficial. Your response has been strong and we are grateful.

At this time of thanks, we have a variety of stories for you. Laura Figi writes about "a greener holiday," food trends, and Friday shopping. Emma Freer writes about a nearby annual Native American heritage celebration. And Roberto Ontiveros brings us a thoughtful piece that looks at the human toll of Austin's gentrification—the often painful flip side to having shiny new bars, restaurants, and apartments—in this case it's displacement of the Black community on East 11th Street. Finally, we ask you how you're celebrating the holiday this year.

Our best to you and your loved ones!

—The Austonia Team

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