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HomeField Grill opening next week in Round Rock

that looks really stupid.

Jun 28, 2010
pankofish in Austin

Where to Get Farm Fresh Eggs in Austin Any Day of the Week

Wheatsville carries Alexander Farm eggs consistently, and Whole Foods carries Jeremiah Cunningham's certified organic eggs @ around $6/dozen.

Jun 28, 2010
pankofish in Austin

Fresh grape leaves?

There are wild grape leaves growing all over town, and they'll work just like Vinifera grape leaves. I'm assuming you mean unbrined grape leaves i.e. the ones found in jars.

Look for grape vines at any park, near train tracks, etc...

Jun 28, 2010
pankofish in Austin

looking for lunch between Austin and Dallas

http://www.burgundypasturebeef.com/pu...

Burgundy Pastured Beef. They raise their own grassfed cattle and serve one item at the grill, a cheeseburger. More on the way to Fort Worth on 35W, but worth the detour, and you can load up on quality meat at the butcher shop.

Jun 16, 2010
pankofish in Austin

Restaurants in Austin serving organic,pastured meats & sustainable fish?

According to their website, they (BA Cafe) serve organic meats. There are no local, certified organic meats available in Central Texas. Organic doesn't mean pastured, either. Often, certified organic beef is raised on certified organic corn on a certified organic feedlot and therefore not pastured, or grassfed. P Terry's does not serve locally raised beef, either.

Mar 14, 2010
pankofish in Austin

Where to have a cow butchered/ processed?

For personal consumption, there is no government inspection required - just take it to a licensed processor and you will get your own cow back.

As tummoi stated, the best way to find a good processor would be to ask a small, local producer. Ask any of the meat vendors at the farmers markets, even if they don't sell beef. A processor will generally handle all types of animals. La Grange has a good one, Dutchman's in Fredericksburg is good, and there are several more in the area. Jim Richardson would be a great resource.

Jan 28, 2010
pankofish in Austin

Local quail (semi boneless)

Texas Quail Farms is located in Lockhart and supplies most area stores and restaurants with really good semi-boneless quail. They come in cases of 24, and East Poultry on 5th distributes. Call East and see if you can pick up a case retail from them.

Sep 23, 2009
pankofish in Austin

My vote for best non chain moderate to inexpensive restaurant in Austin

That's funny. I'll second Sunflower, especially the crepe and the fried shrimp with garlic noodles. You have excellent taste.

Jul 04, 2009
pankofish in Austin

Horchata near convention center?

It's rice 'milk' with cinnamon. Mr Natural a couple blocks down Chavez has a great version.

Jun 15, 2009
pankofish in Austin

Swimming Hole

Opie's, right next to Krause Springs in Spicewood, off of Highway 71.
http://krausesprings.net/

May 19, 2009
pankofish in Austin

Bagels.

I've tried Rockstar bagels - and I'm no expert - but they seemed really good. It's one guy, from NY, making and selling bagels to some area coffee shops. He sells to Mozarts, Quacks and a few other spots. Would be curious to see what some NY transplants thought. I liked them, some others who know bagels liked them, too. They're chewy and are browned more than Hot Jumbo (which I don't care for).

May 07, 2009
pankofish in Austin

East Side Cafe

Keep in mind that if they grew all of their own vegetables and herbs, including strawberries, that they would run out of produce in about 1 day. They source some items from their garden, but the VAST majority of it is purchased from a foodservice.

Apr 03, 2009
pankofish in Austin

Moules frites?

Just for effect: Vino Vino. Moules frites is my favorite all time dish, and their version in exemplary.

Mar 10, 2009
pankofish in Austin

Brussel Sprout GREENS or LEAVES

Boggy Creek Farm sells them on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Feb 22, 2009
pankofish in Home Cooking

Bobby Mueller of Louis Mueller's Barbecue in Taylor has died

That is sad. He has always given me the little slice of burnt-end brisket while waiting in line. Maybe John Mueller will take over? That family can smoke some meat...

Sep 08, 2008
pankofish in Austin

good ole black eyed peas?

Central Market. I posted this earlier, but it might have been deleted for some reason?

Oak Hill Farms in Poteet sells fresh creamer peas and BEP at both CMs. I have not seen them at the farmers markets recently.

Aug 28, 2008
pankofish in Austin

fresh black eyed peas

Central Market carries Oak Hill Farms BEP from Poteet (fresh). Farmers Markets had them up to a month ago.

Aug 26, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Who's selling local tomatoes?

There will be some all the way through, but around October we should start to see the variety and quality that you'll see in early summer, i.e. June when they're at their peak. Peppers also have two seasons, with the best and most coming in October and November, as the plants put on fruit (and therefore seeds) in anticipation of cold weather.

Aug 26, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Who's selling local tomatoes?

Tomatoes are done for a while, at least locally. There are 2 plantings - one in the spring and one in the summer that will yield the second round of tomatoes until November or the first big drop in temps (maybe December). This is the late season doldrums between crops.

Aug 26, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Olivia (S. Lamar near Oltorf)

Semolina gnocchi are generally very different from potato gnocchi. They're Roman style, and more like polenta made with semolina than cornmeal. I would like to try Olivia's version, as they're one of my favorites. "Gnocchi" can mean a lot of different things...

Aug 11, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Any more urban farmstands, etc.?

Angel Valley and Green Gate farms are probably the only 2 that fit that description, as far as I know.

Jun 23, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Where to find a true croissant?

Enoteca Vespaio - it's big, though...

Mar 02, 2008
pankofish in Austin

Reviews on the Bourdain Paramount Show?

He went to Ruby's...

Oct 23, 2007
pankofish in Food Media & News

Ranking/Recommending Austin-Area Farmer's Markets

Boggy Creek also sells cheeses, dairy and pastured meats from other local farms (lamb, beef and bison - sometimes chicken). They've got as much as the Downtown or SV markets do most of the time, minus prepared foods and pork.

Sep 22, 2007
pankofish in Austin

Trio at The Four Seasons

The chef is super talented. I can't wait to go.

Sep 13, 2007
pankofish in Austin

does anyone know where I can buy boquerones?

Enoteca has them sometimes (really good ones, too), and I bought 1/4 pound just today at Central Market on North Lamar. I saw them at Oakville Grocery at the Domain, but the price was not reasonable. $30 a pound, I believe. CM is about $20 a pound, I think, but they go pretty far. Love those things!

Sep 13, 2007
pankofish in Austin

Parmigiano Reggiano v. Pecorino Romano

Naturally occurring glutamates are found in PR, as well as sundried tomatoes and some Japanese products. MSG is a synthesized version of these compounds.

Sep 11, 2007
pankofish in Cheese

Parmigiano Reggiano v. Pecorino Romano

Sardo is from Sardinia - a hard pecorino (pecora = sheep) cheese imitated by cheesemakers in Argentina, like "Parmigiana Reggianito", which is the much cheaper Argentinean version of Reggiano that too many restaurants serve...

Sep 11, 2007
pankofish in Cheese

Hut's

Great point! They have buffalo (Thunderheart) and grassfed beef options for those that don't care for some CAFO poo-meat, and for this I will always be a customer.

Sep 09, 2007
pankofish in Austin

No more jager bombs and vodka redbulls!

Not a bar, but a resource you might be able to use.
http://www.tipsytexan.com/2007/07/ult...

Sep 05, 2007
pankofish in Austin