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Troy?

Thanks Am. The Yelp reviews are right. It was really good. The bulghur salad in particular stands out. 7.95 and delish. Lots of nice greens and a big pile of grain in I guess a tomato sauce. We got that and a $2.50 side of hummus that came on salad in a French fry tray (they were trying to figure out how exactly to give it to us for to go) and two lunch combos. The gyro meat was nice and the ? kebabs were little delicious burger pattys. They gave us a sample of the rice--really spicy kind of like dirty rice. The rice on the combos was different. White made with chicken stock. Really nice people.

Oct 14, 2014
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Pollo Regio Knockoff

Rudeboy: The El Regio on Ohlen always has bags of lump charcoal out front. And the flavor is definitely there. I like their al pastor particularly. Chicken is good too.

Oct 07, 2014
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Sawyer and Company Diner

Wow that's great. Arkie's lives.

Sep 17, 2014
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Dallas Equivalent of JMBBQ or LABBQ?

2 hours but Stanley's is really good. As is Country Tavern and Pat Gee's.

Aug 11, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

Rudeboy: I'm no expert but it tasted like carp or something. Don't know what it's usually like but my officemate that has eaten lots of them, some in SE Asia, thought it was weird. None of us could eat it. The bahn mi was too complicated. I guess I did like it. The egg one I think I would like alot. But for 8.00 I'm over at Tam Deli or Baguette house getting something more uh normal. And anybody that doesn't know what one is really needs to go try those first. Seemed like the pho was expensive too. Nice people....

Aug 09, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

Went again today. This is the "donk" sandwich:

http://www.realdopebbq.com/slab_menu.pdf

It was really good. Had some pork ribs too and they were Memphis worthy.

Aug 07, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

We too were disappointed in Dang. Weird. The papaya salad had this overpowering fishy taste.

Now Slab on the other hand, rocks. Great pulled pork and great sauces. Nice buns. Pies from Cutie Pies. Saw some pork ribs that looked good too. Going back.

Aug 06, 2014
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Austin Hounds' NOLA recommendations for a 20th anny

Yes to Cochon and Galatoire's. Commander's Palace is so good and so classy. Johnny's Poor Boys. Go there before or after Louisiana Music Factory-the world's coolest record store. Charcoal grilled oysters at Drago's are the best thing I ever ate. Cannoli at Angelo Bracato. Trout amandine at Arnaud's, formerly the best thing I ever ate. : )
God I love New Orleans.

Jul 16, 2014
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Austin Food Memories

Jalapeno Charlies

Oysters at Gus's and shuffleboard

South Point Seafood

Captain Boomer's

Jun 06, 2014
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Pekitas!

I love El Regio. El Rico had good chicken but the pastor they gave me was bad. Was red and looked right but it was mushy. I think they had kept it in a crockpot or something. Should have returned it. Didn't try the asada. I like the chips and they had some slivered jalapeno and onion relish that was nice. And you can sit and eat.

Jun 05, 2014
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Pekitas!

They are 2.00 each, cabbage included : ) With Chuy's bakery (renamed something doubtless under Chuy's restaurants gun) and El Regio right there too it's a really good area now. El Rico opened too in the old Ihop. Right next to El Regio , kind of crazy. Good chicken and they have good chips out under a heat lamp. Pastor was horrible though. They have a chicken caldo I will be trying. Haven't looked for a taqueria in the grocery store yet I bet there's a good one in there though....

Jun 05, 2014
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Pekitas!

Pupusas. The place is named Pekitas if I didn't make that clear.

Jun 04, 2014
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Pekitas!

Tortillas thread made me remember to post this. Across from Sea Dragon inside the old Albertson's center at Ohlen and 183. Sea Dragon shows 8776B Research. Fruitas I think it says on the sign. The pupusas are $2.00 and just awesome. Corny goodness. Fine minced pork, beans and cheese inside 2 5" or so hand made corn wrappers griddled up when you order. Nice hot tomatillo sauce and I've seen two different cabbage preparations. Love them. They are making licuados and such and I think have some ice cream. Mostly en espanol but they are very nice people and speak plenty of English to order from. Been open a little more than a month. 512 520 4363

Jun 04, 2014
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Pacos Tacos

E 51st across from Mueller. They paved around and fenced in and uh gardenized an old housee. At least that's the feel of the place:

http://pacostacosaustin.com/

May 23, 2014
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Pacos Tacos

Is pretty rocking. Had a nice shrimp taco with some cabbage and a nicer brisket taco that really worked. Hilarious counterguy I will now think of as Paco. Not notable corn tortillas, chips, queso. .Self serve tray with like 5 sauces including a scorching (and unlabeled ha, watch out for orange) habanero. Good creamy green too. Very cool courtyardish setting had collected a young and seemingly nonhipster crowd drinking beer. Will go back.

May 23, 2014
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Austin Restaurant Week

Cool. I'd never seen that. Thanks.

May 23, 2014
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Sonoran hot dogs?

Ha. Conscious Cravings is right there too and great too-vegan or not vegan. And you can see Phil's/Amy's and Sap's from there it's a dense spot of deliciousness now there on Burnet Road....

May 21, 2014
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Sonoran hot dogs?

Went today at lunch. Loved the dog. Loved the carne asada burrito. Mango licuado was good.

May 20, 2014
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Lunch in North/Northwest Austin

Michi Ramen, Verts, Tam Deli, Tan My, Lucy's, Conscious Cravings....

Apr 01, 2014
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Advice for first time visitors from NY (researched!!)

You have to get one of their limited spots and order 5# or a rack of ribs:

Preorders are filling up quickly, please let us know what date you have in mind Pre-ordering information. We accept pre-orders on either whole briskets, whole pork butts, or whole racks of ribs. We also accept orders for meat by the pound, with a minimum of 5 pounds. Sides may be added in pints or quarts. Orders must be placed at least 3 days in advance, and in order to skip the line, may only be picked up between 10:15 am and 10:30. If you are unable to come during this time, you must wait in line. No plates and no sandwiches. Cost- Whole briskets generally weigh 5 pounds, racks of ribs are generally 2.5 pounds, pork butts are generally 4 pounds. Here is the full restaurant menu, which includes current pricing for meats by the lb. -- http://www.franklinbarbecue.com//menu For fastest response, please order by email. Don't know how much to order? We suggest 1/2 pound of meat (total)/person. Stacy Franklin Franklin Barbecue 900 E. 11th St. Austin, Tx 78702

Jun 19, 2013
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Airport to Round Rock dinner on a Sunday

Hi. If you want bbq there are a couple options away from the mobs. Styles Switch might not be too bad. Their beef rib is really great. Brisket most visits really shines too. And they have great sausage. Might be mobbed (or sold out) despite being away from downtown. The easy options are County Line and Salt Lick (the Round Rock one) I'd go to Salt Lick I think their Q is better. I really like their pork ribs. And the All you can eat at either makes for a fun meal even if the Q isn't up to Lockhart standards.

Mar 03, 2013
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Christmas lunch/dinner in Austin, Texas

Din Ho always gets mentioned here. I understand that Chinatown will be open for dim sum. I may see if T and S is. If dim sum doesn't work out I may see if First Chinese BBQ is open.

Dec 24, 2012
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Best Tres Leches in Austin?

Chuy's panaderia makes a good one. There is a very long thread from 2006-2009 that has many many places mentioned.

Dec 13, 2012
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Where to order Pies for Thanksgiving?

Hi. I like this delivery option. Looks like she was at Asti, that I take as a good sign. Is the stuff good? Great? Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012
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Best Thing YOU Ever Ate, Austin

Went and got some on your recommendation Rudeboy. It is pretty awesome. Same dish as salt and pepper shrimp say at t and s eh? Ooh they do froglegs I'm so there. Thanks!

Oct 25, 2012
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Steakhouse opinions?

I Like Perry's and Eddie V's. Flemings too. Ruth's still does a good steak but our last visit didn't impress. Sides and service left alot to be desired. Sullivan's was good but struck me as expensive for what we got, even compared to the other (expensive) places. We liked 3 Forks too but have only been there once.

Sep 26, 2012
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Manna Korean

Saw thus Culturemap article referenced on Eater:

http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdeta...

And that emboldened me to go by Manna Korean in the center at Lamar and Justin. The sign isn't in English (it's on the right facing forward) but there is plenty of English on the windows. Ordered the jajangmyeon to go. Really liked it. Noodles and some vegetables and a little meat in a dark sauce reminiscent of plum or fish sauce or the flavor of bulgoki. Came with a dab of kim chi and what I assume were radish matchsticks in vinegar and red pepper. A really nice lunch for 6.99. Very friendly people. I will be back.

Sep 17, 2012
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Challah Bread

Upper Crust. Blue Baker has one too.

Sep 15, 2012
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Stiles Switch BBQ

They've become my go to also. Amazing beef ribs and the brisket is way up compared to earlier. Only Franklin and Mueller in town are better, imo. Sides I'm not so taken with. Saturday went for meat from Stiles and sides from NW Rudy's. That worked out really well. Sauce is with drippings like Cooper's. I do like it but do supplement it with La. hot sauce....

Sep 10, 2012
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Hill's Barbecue market - Early report

Thanks gilintx I'd seen the sign but your post is what made me go by. Yesterday. Really liked the molasses spare ribs and liked the mustard. Brisket was pretty good too. Didn't have the intense smokiness or the cooked down fat that Franklin and Mueller and now the improving Styles Switch share with the iconic Lockhart places, but I assume they will get better. It was tender and tasty beef. Sides were carefully done and the feel of the place is good -- some smart people that see what works at Rudy's and such, I think, are behind this. Not cheap though the half pounds of pork ribs were 8.99 each and the quarter pound of brisket was 3.75. Liked the cole slaw and beans. Two small sides and the meats was 28.00 and change. Happy to see it in the neighborhood.

Aug 12, 2012
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