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Nobody's been to Sway yet, eh?

Sway is upscale fusion Thai. I have only been once. The portions are small and the prices are high. The place was packed with people and as loud as a firecracker. They offer oysters on the half shell at three dollars a piece. Imported from Prince Edward Island. That is 36 dollars a dozen.

Gulf oysters are in season. Pappadeaux's has a Monday thru Thursday special for $5.95 a dozen. Sway is nice but I do not think it is worth the money.

Jan 19, 2013
JackWood in Austin

Best Lobster in Austin

Where is the best place in Austin to eat lobster?

Dec 30, 2012
JackWood in Austin

Raw Oysters

Pappadeaux's is offering Gulf oysters at $5.95 a dozen Mon. thru Thur. Best deal in Austin.

Dec 30, 2012
JackWood in Austin

Black Diamond Watermelons

Where can you buy sweet Black Diamond Watermelons ?

Jun 27, 2012
JackWood in Austin

Foiled by Fonda San Miguel again.

I would eat close to the One World Theater. Buenos Aires Cafe at the Hill Country Galleria or Ronnies Real Food Bistro on Commons Ford road. Check Ronnies website and make a reservation. You can also bring your own drinks without a corkage fee. Austin traffic is terrible so pick a spot near the venue. Tony C's at the Galleria offers Italian and good pizza. The Grove is also close but their food seems to be hit or miss.

Jun 23, 2012
JackWood in Austin

Best Udon in Austin?

Musashino for udon. Chen's Noodle House for the best Chinese noodles.

Dec 04, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Is it worth driving to Trattoria LisIna??

I think it is worth a drive. Great food, beautiful grounds. Check it out.

Aug 05, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Korean Fried Chicken

Sounds good. MSG?

Aug 05, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Franklins vs Saltlick: can only do one...can't choose on my own

One meal? Franklins. The Salt LIck is a journey. Fun but not the best Q. I do like The Salt Lick. Try the turkey. Bring a cooler, wine on site. Spend an evening. Cheers

Apr 23, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Best Tempura in Austin

I am looking for the best tempura in Austin. And the nominees are...

Mar 12, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Looking for Mexican, not Tex-Mex

La Condesa and El Meson. I prefer the Burleson road location of El Meson. Near the airport only open for breakfast and lunch. Not Tex Mex and both lard free.

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El Meson
5808 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78744

La Condesa
400-A W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Mar 12, 2011
JackWood in Austin

Brewery Food??

North By Northwest has the best food. Check it out.

Dec 28, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

Perla's offers oysters at $13.50 and up for a half dozen. All from out of state. Gulf oysters are in season now and available. Texas produces some great oysters and they are a bargain at the moment.

Dec 15, 2010
JackWood in Austin

BBQ in Austin better than Lockhart?

I will check it out. All the reports have been off the charts old school Texas Q. Cheers

Dec 13, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Best Austin tamales?

Oaxacan Tamleo is great. I also like El Meson.

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El Meson
5808 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78744

Dec 13, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

Captain Benny's has Galveston Bay oysters for $5.99 a dozen. $4.99 a dozen
during Happy Hour. Very fresh and tasty.

Dec 13, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

The oysters are excellent at Pappadeaux's. At 6.95 a dozen the best deal in town.

Nov 30, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Breakfast-Lake Travis area??

Baguette et Chocolat is a wonderful place for breakfast. Arrive early as it is a small place crowded on weekends.

Nov 11, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

Pappadeaux's is offering a dozen oysters on the half shell for $6.95 a dozen. I had 2 dozen today. Excellent taste fresh from Galveston Bay. The special runs thru Dec. 12. The Texas oysters are looking good. The BP spill has put many Louisiana oyster beds out of production. The Texas oysters may run out by Christmas.
Skip the line, sit at the bar, tip the shucker (Jose is the man) and let the good times roll.

Nov 06, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Lakeway Restaurants

Lakeway picks Pao's ask for the Chinese menu. Baguette et Chocolat arrive as early as possible.Tony C's and Buenos Aires Cafe in the Hill Country Galleria. The Grille at Rough Hollow. Zoot. Cheers

Nov 01, 2010
JackWood in Austin

desperate for a decent baguette in Austin

Baguette et Chocolat is the best bakery in Austin. Take the drive and you will be amazed. French owned and operated. http://www.baguetteetchocolat.com/ Closed monday. Go as early
as possible. They do sell out and they are becoming more popular all the time.

Oct 31, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Prix Fixe Menus

Ronnies Real Food Bistro offers a 4 course meal for $25 BYOB. Make your reservation in advance as certain dinners sell out. Great value.

Oct 30, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Sunday Brunch

Lamberts would be my first choice. For value try Moonshine.

Oct 24, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Best food truck in Austin?

Sushi A Go Go. Great sushi at great prices.

Oct 24, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need an Asian Restraunt Suggestion

Bistro 88 is good. More upscale fusion than a typical Asian restaurant. I think Tom's post is very
close to my experiences in Austin. Asia Cafe, Chen's Noodle House, T&S Seafood, Ho Ho and
First Chinese Bar-B-Que are also good spots.

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Bistro 88
2712 Bee Caves Rd Ste 124, Austin, TX 78746

Chen's Noodle House
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

Oct 24, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Fresh Oyster Advice Please - Post Oil Spill

Oysters become sweeter as the water temp drops. I would wait till we get some cold weather.
Last year Pappadeaux's was offering a dozen fresh Gulf oysters for $3.95. By far the best deal in Austin. After the BP mess we will see if they do it this year.
If you want to know where the oysters are from ask to see the bag tag. Many times they are not
as advertised. Quality has been known to say the oysters are from Louisiana when in fact they are from Galveston Bay.
Last year my friends and I ate a ton of oysters at Pappadeaux's. Wait a bit and keep your eyes open.

Oct 24, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Need Hot and Spicy recommendations ASAP!!!

Habanero Cafe does a chicken mole on friday as a lunch special at is outstanding. Also Pao's Mandarin House in Lakeway has a hot mustard sauce that will blow your head apart.

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Pao's Mandarin House
2300 Lohmans Spur, Lakeway, TX 78734

Sep 26, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Eats in the Hill Country Galleria?

Baguette et Chocolat is an outstanding French bakery on FM 2244. Buenos Aires Cafe and Tony C's are good spots in the Galleria. Cheers

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Buenos Aires Cafe
2414 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Sep 23, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Texas Monthly BBQ reviews

Thanks for the post. I never heard anything about this event. No mention of Franklin's here in Austin. I have not yet had the pleasure but all the reviews are great.

Sep 21, 2010
JackWood in Austin

Any authentic Japanese spots in Bee Caves area??

Mushashino is a an excellent choice for Japanese food.

Sep 18, 2010
JackWood in Austin