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Scan0001GOODIES & BITS LLC is owned and operated by award winning cook Marvin Elam and his wife Estella Elam, a retired educational administrator from the Austin Independent School District.

Mr. Elam says his goal is to provide the freshest authentic Soul Food and down home seasoned Barbecue in Austin. The food is made from stratch without any short cuts on cooking techniques, ingredients or quality of bought food.

Currently left over food is donated to IMAGINE ART, a non-profit organization for artists with disabilities.

The food is fantastic with a one and only unique taste. Addie Broyles, food writer for the Austin Statesman, was one of the judges at a Paella Lovers United cook-off, when Marvin won 1st Place in the non – traditional category. She got a taste of the unique flavor that goes into Mr. Elam’s food. Here is an e-mail to Mr. Elam from Addie Broyles:

Broyles, Addie (CMG-Austin) <> 4/16/14 to me

Hello, Marvin!
It’s Addie Broyles, the food writer for the Statesman.

I met you at the Paella Lovers United cook-off last year (I was one of the judges), and I still haven’t forgotten your amazing entry. It was so different than every other paella I tried, and I loved you and your team’s enthusiasm for cooking competitions.

In the past few months, I’ve been wondering if you’ve been competing and in what kind of contests. You mention (almost in passing) that you guys just really like to enter contests and have gotten pretty good at them over the years. That planted a seed for a story that I think I’d like to write, if you were feeling up to it and were in contest mode this year.

Anyway, let me know what you think! Maybe I could tag along on one of your competitions?

Have a great rest of your week!

When it comes to cooking Soul Food, Barbecue or Paella, Mr. Elam pulls no punches as he creates his own unique signature taste. After making a food purchase from GOODIES & BITS, a little girl about 8 years old told her dad, “When I get to heaven, I hope they cook food just like this.”

“Goodies & Bits, as Good as it Gets.”