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Trouble on the East Side? El Regio and La Regiomontana “Temporarily” Closed

They have a truck parked at the Fiesta on 38 1/2 St. No idea if it is in service or not.

Aug 01, 2008
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New Thai place coming to West Mary in 78704?

Jul 03, 2008
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Food Trucks/Trailers/Stands that aren't known for Tex-Mex

There is a trailer on the NW corner of MLK and Airport called V's Miniburgers. I've seen it open twice around 9pm, but I haven't been there yet.

Jun 24, 2008
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Ethiopian in Austin (really Pflugerville)

Not really surprising. There are a lot of Ethiopian Jews.

Jun 20, 2008
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Skinny on Indian mangoes?

I bought one at Central Market a couple of months ago and haven't seen them since. It was around $3.

Jun 09, 2008
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Good Soup in Austin?

I don't eat soup very often, but the hot and sour at Ming's on Guadalupe and the Tom Kha at Thai Noodles House (right behind Ming's) are both outstanding.

Apr 17, 2008
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sanfrancisco bakery

Not Anderson Mill but Anderson Lane.

Feb 14, 2008
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(REAL) bagels in austin

Feb 13, 2008
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Best Cheap Eats in Austin?

If it's on the specials board, get the ginger milk tea at Java Noodles.

Feb 07, 2008
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M I A in Austin???

Hoover's used to have an eggs benedict with a jalapeno cream spinach hollandaise sauce, but it wasn't on the menu when I was there a couple of weeks ago.

Dec 12, 2007
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Highly Rated Central Texas Wine/Beverage

Tito's is both excellent and highly regarded. Dripping Springs Vodka is the same.

Nov 20, 2007
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Favorite Soup?

Tomato basil soup at La Madeleine.

Nov 20, 2007
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Pumpkin Pie

I've ordered one from Royer's this year based on word of mouth.

http://www.royersroundtopcafe.com/cat...

Nov 15, 2007
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New candy store/soda fountain on SoCo?

Do they have any English candy bars?

Oct 23, 2007
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The stuffed avacado challenge

Las Colinas on Mesa has a stuffed avocado as their Thursday special. Supposed to be really good.

Oct 15, 2007
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New Ararat?

Aug 08, 2007
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What's the deal with Guero's?

I've usually found the al pastor tacos to be a pretty safe bet.

Aug 01, 2007
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P&K Grocery

Sounds like Cissi's is staffed by the ubiquitous Austin hipster.

Jul 09, 2007
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Mandola's Italian Market (Austin)

I've found their sausage and mushroom pizza consistently good.

Jul 02, 2007
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Kreutz's, Black's, Smitty's

Black's is. Not sure about the other two.

Jun 28, 2007
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Elgin BBQ trip: Southside or Meyer's?

Neither. Go to Crosstown BBQ.

Jun 28, 2007
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roll with me here: best egg roll in austin?

Ming's on Guadalupe has very good egg rolls. Made from scratch.

Jun 26, 2007
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Best Tres Leches cake in Austin

There is enough milk on it that when you are done, there will be a puddle of milk on the plate. That's what makes it so good to me. No dryness at all. No healthy version either. The frosting looks like a meringue, but has a much softer consistency. Almost cream like.

Jun 14, 2007
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Puffy Tacos in Austin?

El Chilito, part of the El Chile empire, has puffy tacos with the picadillo filling. They're very good although I wish they were a bit greasier.

Jun 14, 2007
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Best Tres Leches cake in Austin

Habana Calle has the best Tres Leches cake I've had in Austin or probably anywhere.

Jun 14, 2007
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Best Desserts?

Zax Pints and Plates has good desserts. They have their own pastry chef.

Jun 06, 2007
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Cake

I really like the tres leches cake at Habana Calle.

May 31, 2007
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Uchi today? How Fresh?

I've always been curious as well especially when I hear the term 'sushi grade.'

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushi-grade-f...

May 29, 2007
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Best Enchiladas In Austin?

Oaxacan Tamaleo sells their tamales at both the Sunset Valley and Downtown Farmers' Markets each Saturday.

May 23, 2007
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Truth in Advertising? Rudy’s Barbecue Is (Practically) the Worst

The original in Helotes was (is?) good, and it was actually a gas station with BBQ in the back. I think 'chaining' BBQ is never a good idea.

May 23, 2007
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