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New Reality Show Will Feature 4 Austin Restaurants

Callie came across like the rockstar she is...in the end Austin was beat by a "Biskut" and piped poo...
Matt tripped over his himself with remark.. not all chefs are camera ready and personality perfect... he had said after being dinged by diners in the past he errors on the side of under rather than over...
Watch the hidden camera on line you see Fedreral telling a customer "no substiutions nope no way"
yet Swifts totallllly refired and upped the the flavor the on the sauce for the secret diner... in the end when you see the BIG picture it is easy to see the better restraunt..

Jan 29, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

GOTW home sick today- manage to log on at school during lunch and study time on my phone somedays .. but the past couple of days I have been couch down..

Jan 28, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Better than BOston.. but is it the best we have to offer?

Jan 28, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

If CHuy's is Olive garden Ztejas is Redlobster.

Jan 27, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

chuys???Aside being where Little Bush got Arrested( the one down town).. the food is almost troglodyte - I rank it with olive garden

Jan 27, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

yes and Scarlet Rabbit has the cool patio with music.. then there is that yummmmu pizza place in Round Rock Fire in the Hole... and Jack ALLens is there! Round rock has some good stuff.. plus Tio Dans and red wagon burgers

Jan 26, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

in ropund rock there is Greenhouse craft food... very kid friendly

Jan 26, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

How to eat healthy as a picky adult

well you and I know that but.. the OP doesn't eat..

How to eat healthy as a picky adult

well corn is a grain not a vegetable soooo that one it out.

You probably would like veggies more if they were not cooked. Try slicing some up and putting them in a shot glass with a drizzle of
green goddess dressing .... when they are crispy and crunchy they really satisfy you..
then start adding some healthy bits to things you already eat..a slice of alvacoado to a turkey sandwich put some beet in a salad..add some radishes into your taco...

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

True : GP does not disappoint with charm-

and side note of weird things I know... The Voliet Crown district was named because before the days of pollution and big buildings.. at sunset the pollen and dust in the air would create a beautiful violet crown over the city like our own Aurora Bourelies ...most beautiful when the mountain laurels bloom

Jan 24, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Weeeeee alllllll know brunch is my favourite!( annnnd I will even admit to heading to GP tomorrow-- but then I dont have to pay and amazingly it is not always my choice)
I prefer Jack ALlens, Swifts, or Yellow jacket( no buffet) or dare I say Roaring fork

Jan 24, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

FSM is a bit over rated imho.. and though Green pastures is indeed lovely it kind of felt like like paying 40.00 dollars to eat at church potluck for brunch..I would save them for regular dining.

Jan 24, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

And over near the rainey and 6th area( i think)
Gonzos
And a bunch of others

1st and Ceaser chavez Labbq - fishy bisseness and someothers

TIO Dans--- divey as all get out..would make Tony Bordaine squeal with glee...I have not found any other "puffy" in Austin... yet.

Jan 23, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Kid-friendly and nut-free Italian dish that tastes good at room temp?

then perhaps a happy medium would be those tiny mozzarella balls in the plastic container that Cos-co has... floating in olive oil... placed on a platter with some basil and tomatoes and have the kids make tiny snack bites on flag tooth picks

Jan 23, 2015
girloftheworld in Home Cooking

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

if you find yourself in ROund Rock and want to experince the ""puffy taco" in all its greasy junky street food goooooey evilness hit TIO DANS

Jan 23, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Cookbooks for Young Cooks

I took my first class when I was 3 and staged in my first pro kitchen at 13-
I loved ALton Browns when I was that age because it taught it me the science behind cooking and how to develop my own recipes...
I also loved the book What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained.. COrniela Guest has a beautiful book which is vegan but the book is just lovely... I also loved my Ina Garten books.

Jan 23, 2015
girloftheworld in Home Cooking

Kid-friendly and nut-free Italian dish that tastes good at room temp?

But- this is where their education begins. Events like this should have a certain amount dignity and respect. Geeze why dont you all just zap some pizza rolls in the microwave? Children are able to grasp and learn a lot more than you give them credit for.

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Dai Due... The Emperor has no clothes if you ask me on that one

Jan 23, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

We have a "china town" are you talking about down on Lammar?or missing some magic place?

Jan 22, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Etiquette question (re: BYO and food) when hosting a birthday party?

My parental unit went to one of these it was set in San Francisco and they were asked to dress up and asked to bring a dish representing their character. My mom was "free spirit" trust fund baby" so she brought a vegetarian dish.. dad was an Asian detective he brought egg rolls(not horridly creative but...)

A tragedy. My daughter threw away...

My Grandfather set my grandmothers Tupperware measure bowl on fire while he bbqed... we were all horrified... as she had made pancakes in it every weekend from as long my mom and everyone could remember...Imagine our delight when Christmas morning came and she unwrapped one exactly like it! You got to love Santa! ( and an ebay search of vintage Tupperware)

Jan 22, 2015
girloftheworld in Cookware

Oyster knife and glove issue

I have never used a glove.. I have a french oyster knife that has ,almost for lack of better term,a bell guard on it which I have been using since I was six and never have had a problem

Jan 22, 2015
girloftheworld in Cookware

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I can only vouch for Maria's on Sunday morning for "hippy church"
I am not BBQ gal- But do love LAbbq and find it every bit as tasty as the famous Franklins....but again the experience of waiting in the line is part of the DIsneyworld feel..however if you have car.. there are better places in the hills..
I would put Uchiko on you list and Swifts on your list.. if you are going to head to Hudsons you can go in a bit further and hit Noble Sandwich for lunch ( then you would be stuck in a not so interesting part of town till dinner---Oh but wait they have new location too)
If you are coming from Boston I would stick with our Austin only stuff... Not "the best seafood in Austin" type stuff
Take your picture at the famous Greetings from Austin Mural that you see in every film down on first street
Have a Cocktail at Paul Qui's place
Even get a greasy Burger at El Camino( though it is haunted and creepy)
Migas at ciscos (where the men of the capitol have eaten for generations in spite of the uneven floor and rustic no-nonsense decor)
Stand in line at Franklins
Savour the deliciousness of ODD Duck and know quirky stories like FoodTruck really do come true where people loved their food soooo much they invested in a restaurant for these guys
Go to Uchiko- where a white guy dreamed of bringing Sushi to Texas and built an empire
And up a steap flight stairs is an Attic holding culinary delights which would blow white table clothed 100 seat Michelins away

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

THis is my dont leave town without hitting list

some may disagree--- but I still vote Ciscos as "authentic" for breakfast migas it is my fave

Love Hudsons for game

Love Swifts Attic for Brunch

Love Odd Duck

Love Uchiko

Qui
Barleyswine
LAbbq( though some insist on the Franklin line wait)
Via 313 pizza and drinks at Violet crown ( AUstin vibe)
Gordough( trailer- nothing else like it)

Oh and for a weird experience Sunday morning at Marias Taco Express

Jan 20, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Weekend in Austin

really?what did you have? I prefer them over Walton Fancy for brunch...which I find highly overrated.

You must get into Swifts it is so charminglyyummy and the desserts are to die for I think they do lunch from 11- 2

OH and Barley Swine

Jan 20, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Your most elegant chicken recipe?

i do this chicken.. which is made with thighs.. braised in duck fat.. thyme shallots and white wine.. it is amazing

Jan 19, 2015
girloftheworld in Home Cooking

Weekend in Austin

My personal favourites
Swifts Attic-
Odd Duck
Qui
Uchiko
Yellow Jacket Social Club

Jan 19, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

Marinated in a decent texmex flavor but could have used a go with a jaquard before they cooked it and threw it unceremoniously on the plate with five unseasoned potato wedges and two fried/poached hybrid eggs

Jan 17, 2015
girloftheworld in Austin

What would be a complimentary side dish to fried rabbit?

toss some hominy in an herbed cornstarch and saute in a skillet

Pan Sauce/Gravy ideas

when making a sauce with wine the alcohol doesnt burn off.. do if if someone was in recovery could it send them into relapse? or would depend on what that persons triggers were?

Jan 17, 2015
girloftheworld in Home Cooking