Austin's Bananarchy, An 'Arrested Development'-Inspired Banana Stand

09/20/2010 03:18 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Posted by Erin Zimmer, September 20, 2010 at 2:30 PM Erin Zimmer at Serious Eats

Bananarchy is proof that watching Arrested Development is good for the world. Co-owner Anna Notario was sick when she embarked on an Arrested Development marathon, "and what else do you do while sick?" explained her business partner Laura Anderson. Anyone who's seen the now-retired series knows the frozen banana stand, which was inspired by a couple of real ones on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Anderson decided to start her own in Austin.

The yellow stand--wallpapered inside with butcher paper signs declaring "Fight the Man, Bananas Have Rights"--sells frozen bananas with your choice of dips and toppings. Afternoon Delight (the whiteboard menu has a nice skyrocket in flight drawing next to it) is what you'd get if a banana cream pie and candy bar had a baby. Dipped in chocolate (they also offer vegan chocolate), white chocolate, and peanut butter, it get gets coated in graham cracker crumbs and peanut choppings.

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