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Favorite Breakfast Tacos

I'm hooked on Amaya's Taco Village - but only for breakfast tacos w/o cheese. The 'free' ingredient of a la mex (tomatoes, jalapenos, onions) really adds to the generous portions. For $3.01 I get enough to satisfy bfast and lunch - (1) egg, potato, a la mex (1) bean, egg, a la mex

Salsa rocks, too.

May 15, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best coleslaw

Hi,

In the end we got (way too much) mustard potato salad and vinaigrette coleslaw from Ruby's. Almost double the cost - but as it was a special occasion we liked Ruby's best after tasting Green Mesquite and Catfish Parlor. Thanks for the help!

Mar 11, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best potato salad

Hi,

In the end we got (way too much) mustard potato salad and vinaigrette coleslaw from Ruby's. Almost double the cost - but as it was a special occasion we liked Ruby's best after tasting Green Mesquite and Catfish Parlor. Thanks for the help!

Mar 11, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Excess wedding food - food panty or homeless shelter?

Hello,

Any leads on what org. might accept remaining food from a wedding buffet? It will be collected late Friday night and needs to be delivered by noon Saturday (due to limited fridge space).

Hate to waste ...

Anj

Feb 25, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best coleslaw

Hi,

I'm leaning towards Catfish Parlor - still need to get up there and taste. Not to mention they are 1/2 the price of Ruby's.

They will make any of their sides (they rotate daily) with advanced notice - any other ones to recommend? Vegetarian sides are a bonus.

Feb 19, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking Happy Hours Maui - Wailea, Makena, Kihei

Thanks! Nice list.

Jan 27, 2013
anjgupta in Hawaii

Seeking Happy Hours Maui - Wailea, Makena, Kihei

Would be glad to know of a good existing list of Happy Hours and/or suggestions for "good" deals on that part of the isle.

Last year Gannon's was very nice - as I recall.

Thank you.

Jan 22, 2013
anjgupta in Hawaii

Seeking best potato salad

Hi,

As a parallel to my initial quest for good ready-made coleslaw I'd like to ask about potato salad. Seems some think coleslaw is not loved by all and potato salad would be a better side. Jury's still out. I'll reiterate the situation:


I'm hosting a party with Rudy's BBQ as the main event. However I don't care for their sides. Any opinion on the best ready-made potato salad in Austin?

Thx

Jan 22, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best coleslaw

That sounds good - still on the fence to make or buy. Would you be able to share the recipe?

Jan 18, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best coleslaw

Many thanks - will enjoy the tastings around Austin.

Jan 18, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

Seeking best coleslaw

Hi,

I'm hosting a party with Rudy's BBQ as the main event. However I don't care for their sides. Any opinion on the best ready-made coleslaw in Austin? Preferably a non-mayo type as it's to be an outside party - in March - so maybe mayo would be okay, hard to say.

Thx

Jan 13, 2013
anjgupta in Austin

What the Hell is Happening at Hoover's?

I had the same experience of being ignored by management. Never went back.

Oct 24, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Mexican Iced Coffee in Downtown??

I believe Tamale House East had such an item on the menu.

Sep 26, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Best cakes in Austin?

I'm copying this from another's post - but also had the cake made for a special birthday and it was very good and enjoyed by all (hopefully you can get it made w/o alcohol).

"Gateau Marisa at Upper Crust is always a crowd-pleaser. Really dense, and not cheap but very yummy. Description from the site:

A traditional yellow cake layered with pastry cream and a choice of fresh sliced strawberries, bananas or a combination of the two. Iced with a cream cheese icing and topped with whole strawberries. (contains alcohol)"

Sep 21, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Opinions on samosas and spring rolls for party

Thank you. I ended up with samosas from SWAD and they received good reviews from the attendees. Skipped spring rolls.

Anj

May 14, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Opinions on samosas and spring rolls for party

Thank you for the good input. I may go with SWAD due to location. Any opinion on the fresh veggie spring rolls between Tam Deli and Thanh Nhi (as they are also close by)?

Anj

May 09, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Opinions on samosas and spring rolls for party

Hi,

I'm looking to serve veggie samosas and veggie spring rolls for about 15 folks. Any opinions on the best places to buy them? Swad and Curry in a Hurry are in the running for Samosas @ $1 if I buy 20. Not sure if each is equally tasty and substantial.

Thanh Nhi for veggie Spring Rolls? I'd like the 'fresh', non-fried variety.

Thank you,
Anj

May 05, 2012
anjgupta in Austin

Chile Rellenos in Austin

Hi,

Wondering if anyone's tried Takoba's, El Azteca's or Sazon's chile relleno? Sound like they might fit the bill. The annual search for a chile relleno the folks would like begins again ...

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Sazon
1816 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Nov 21, 2011
anjgupta in Austin

RIP part 4

Triumph Cafe is closing - August 31st - this Wednesday.

Anj

Aug 29, 2011
anjgupta in Austin

Indian area w/ restos and grocery stores?

I prefer Taj Grocers over MGM for pricing and selection. And SWAD is next door - which is okay, IMHO. Fiesta Grocery has a decent selection of Indian foodstuffs - at least at the 39th St. and I-35 location.

Taj Grocers
9515 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78753-4136

Jun 20, 2010
anjgupta in Austin

2-3 hour layover DFW Airport

Hello,

I live in Austin and might meet my folks as they have a 2/3 hour layover (3:30 - 6:30 on a weekday). Not familar with the area, and seeking advice on a place to grab a bite. My dad's vegetarian and likes Mexican (especially chile rellenos), Italian, and buffets. Nothing fancy - we're simple folk.

I realize the timing might limit choices - as some places close at that time.

Thanks,
Anj

Feb 26, 2010
anjgupta in Dallas - Fort Worth

Turkeys - Fresh or Heritage

Hi,

Sprouts is selling them now - which doesn't seem very safe. How far ahead to you think a fresh turkey can (should) be purchased? I plan to try a dry brine.

Nov 16, 2009
anjgupta in Austin

Good Middle Eastern?

Hi,

Sorry if repetitious, but I went by Bylbos on Wednesday and found the space empty. Have they relocated?

Oct 10, 2009
anjgupta in Austin

pub with best beer selection?

Hi,

I appreciate Crown and Anchor's selection. And the pricing - specials every day for the entire day. Sunday's a bargain with no pint pricier than $2.75, I think. Food is greasy bar food - and the nachos are yummy. Wouldn't call it cozy - but I like the typically, ahem, older grad student crowd.

Sep 03, 2009
anjgupta in Austin

House Pizzaria

Hi,

I find their combination of counter/waitstaff service odd and chaotic. For instance, you get your own red pepper flakes, but are brought parmesan. One orders and pays for a beer at the counter and then waits for the server to find your table (often a difficult task due to the low elevation of the numbers) in order to get your brew. Among other oddities.

The Parlor system of counter ordering and then self serve for plates, spices, water, etc. seems more logical.

And, I find the food so so in quality and value.

Jul 04, 2009
anjgupta in Austin

best way to travel with bbq as gift

Hi,

Looking for some advice on taking BBQ from Austin to Indianapolis - anyone had experience with this? I plan to purchase it from a restaurant and eventually freeze it.

Would it be best to check - as in cooler in the cargo area? Guess I'll have to check the sauce - but any advice on the meat part is welcomed. Last time I froze it and carried it on in one of those foil hot/cold bags from a grocer.

Thanks!

Dec 17, 2007
anjgupta in Not About Food

Thanksgiving - the sequel

Hi,

Sorry for the confusion - I meant a 'hot turkey sandwich' manhattan ... not the drink. Maybe it's a regional thing, being a midwesterner.

Nov 24, 2007
anjgupta in Austin

Thanksgiving - the sequel

Hi,

Thanks, but I don't see a similar sandwich on either the Belmont or Romeo menu ... did I overlook it?

Nov 24, 2007
anjgupta in Austin

Thanksgiving - the sequel

Hi,

Not being lucky enough to have leftovers from turkey day - and ideas on where to find a Manhattan in Austin?

Nov 24, 2007
anjgupta in Austin

Best Place For Holiday Dinner

Hi,

My parents and I had Thanksgiving at the Doubletree downtown on 15th. The service, food and price were excellent - $18 for seniors and $28 otherwise. Very impressed. Not sure if they are doing buffets for Christmas - but wanted to give my two cents.

Nov 23, 2007
anjgupta in Austin