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Help Please: need berkshire or other locally sourced baby back ribs?

Thanks once again slowcooked. Ordered some Japanese beef from Austin Meats. Only tried the akaushi so far. It was mindblowing. Best steak I ever had by far. Overnight shipping was free and the guy there (Greg) was in touch and followed up. Expensive but amazing. Hunt's Point in the Bronx. There looks to be at least one more supplier there.

Jul 14, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Best Dim Sum in Austin?!

Yes that's it. http://wuchowaustin.com/

Jun 23, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Best Dim Sum in Austin?!

We like New Fortune and Chinatown. Haven't been to Shanghai in a while but we find it about the same. They are all good. Went to Golden Wok when it opened years ago and found it serviceable. Never done Pao's in Lakeway for dim sum. I think that's about it? Here's a good answer from February:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1004...

Ps: I can't quickly find news on the new East Side place that is to open. We were following it and they moved their date way back.

Jun 21, 2015
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Cake delivery to downtown?

You could call Sweetish Hill tomorrow: http://www.sweetishhill.com/cakemenu.pdf
Their cakes are fantastic. Says 24 hour notice . Delivery I'd imagine is not something
they are used to. Maybe Whole Foods or Central Market since they both cater.

Jun 05, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Hot Dogs N' Stuff (Sabrett dogs and Schwab Hot Links)

Thanks slowcooked. I'm gonna buy a big box of them before Christmas. Bought Nueske's bacon 2 years and Benton's (amazing) bacon 2 before that. This year everybody's getting hot links. Might have to order a prime rib too. Wonder how I could get it hot without cooking it more.

May 31, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Hot Dogs N' Stuff (Sabrett dogs and Schwab Hot Links)

That hot link rocks. I'd been by there for one but he was out. Finally went again today. Like a combination between a red hot link and chorizo. In the best way. Where the eff is right : )

May 30, 2015
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Liberty Kitchen now open

Really enjoyed it. Our server was darling. Not really competent yet but really trying hard and a really nice person. Food was good. The baked oysters with pork belly and hard cider butter were perfectly roasted and tasty but at 4.25 each really broke the bank. For an extra 1.50 you can get them with a really big and good fried oyster. The fried oysters are only otherwise available with the fried seafood platter (39.95) . Server said they’d probably do them off menu and come up with a price. That they were good that way. The gumbo had a really nice roux and tons of little cubes of sausage but was way too salty. The fried fish sandwich was really nice. Best bread pudding I ever had except for at Bonton in NOLA where it's really the fiery whisky sauce that makes it. But sweet and smooth and buttery. Really loved it. Interesting space kind of reminds me of Clark's only bigger. Wasn't terribly busy at 6 pm on Saturday. A guy at the next table had a whole fried fish that looked amazing. Big and round puffy looking thing. Menu is a humongous undertaking. Go look at if you haven’t. They are really aiming for the stars. Gotta love that.

May 10, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

Wow. Thanks. Going tonight. Yum.

May 09, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

Jamrock is closed. We drove over there....

Feb 11, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

Pho Van has both I believe.

Jan 30, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Your Go-to Bakeries

Phoenicia for Middle-eastern. And Pitas and baguettes. And olives but that's not baked I guess.

Jan 29, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

Good idea. I'm going to ask about extra shrimp :) I really like Tan My pho. I think their broth is better than most places. Saigon is even better but it's not too convenient for me. Oh the webpage:

http://www.ngbmt.com/main-menu/

Jan 20, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

Yeah Slowcooked that shrimp bahn mi is my favorite of any kind in town. We went today and I'm craving another one. Tam deli's steamed shrimp with boiled egg is a close second. The Tam one is different though, comfort food. Pork was really good too but I'll give the nod to Baguette house on that. Different though, comfort food. The best bread though here at Ng BMT. Austin needs more bahn mi.

Jan 20, 2015
BTAustin in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

Your enthusiasm. Yes I'm going to go eat there. And hug everyone.

Dec 31, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

How frigging darling is that? Yeah!

Dec 31, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

Golden Corral

Note to self. Do not read Golden Corral thread.

Dec 15, 2014
BTAustin in Austin
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t&s chinese seafood to reopen with a new name and location

We went on Sunday. Got there at 10:15 and the (big) room was maybe 20% full. Probably still less than half when we left around 11. We immediately filled up our table with food. All the carts came to us right away. I've never felt so uh served at a dim sum place.

The food was really good. All hot and fresh. We had some sticky rice, some dumplings, baked bbq pork buns, Chinese broccoli, a really good shrimp toast and a really good bacon wrapped shrimp. A couple other things too.

We didn't make it over to the noodle/pan fried dumpling station until after we had filled up but that looked good too. Got a chicken and veggie pan fried dumpling that was really good.

They had some soup dumplings in ceramic covered bowls that looked interesting but we already had too much food. Next time.

I would say a top flight dim sum experience worthy of Boston or (almost) San Francisco.

Yeah New Fortune!

Dec 02, 2014
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t&s chinese seafood to reopen with a new name and location

Any news on this?

Nov 17, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

BBQ between San Antonio and Austin Airport

And Railroad in Manchaca has really good chicken and pork ribs. Sausage too. Their brisket doesn't do it for me. It would be a quick stop. Ps: Whenever you post an opinion on bbq someone is gonna call you an idiot. Maybe this will get some discussion started though....

Oct 30, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

BBQ between San Antonio and Austin Airport

I'd try to stop at 2 of the Lockhart places. Call Black's, Kreutz' and Smitty's and see who will cooperate with having a take out ready so you can beat the line. It would be nice not to have to wait in it. You can get okay Salt Lick bbq in the airport. It would be great anywhere else. There's a Cooper's in New Braunfels that would be on your way. We really like Cooper's. It's a little different though. Their pecan cobbler is worth stopping for I think. Fuschak's in San Marcos was once good but the last time we ate there it was just bad. I guess Kent Black's in San Marcos is open but I haven't heard about it.

Oct 30, 2014
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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
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

Wow that's great. Arkie's lives.

Sep 17, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin

Austin Food Memories

Jalapeno Charlies

Oysters at Gus's and shuffleboard

South Point Seafood

Captain Boomer's

Jun 06, 2014
BTAustin in Austin

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
BTAustin in Austin