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Hard Hat XII

The old Frans on S. Congress is going to be a Torchys.

Jul 25, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

The old Chili's on S Lamar is being gutted. I don't know what it's going to be. I've often thought it would make a good music venue with all the parking.

Jul 03, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Southside Flying
Pizza on Cesar Chavez near Pleasant Valley. There's also a Juiceland across the street.

Jul 03, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

Yawn.

Jul 01, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

Golden Corral on S. Lamar. Hold back the tears everyone.

Jul 01, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Driving on South Congress yesterday I noticed Lulu B's Vietnamese Bahn Mi was at the old Flaco's Mexican restaurant. I think that's the name close to Amy's Ice Cream towards Ben White.

Jun 26, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Silo on 7th - Bang for your Burger Buck

C'mon. What do you really think of the place.

Jun 07, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Best Chicken Fried Steak in Austin?

Jack Allens Kitchen does a NY strip CFS that is good with a poblano cream gravy. They also do a CF beef rib that is supposedly very good. Chisos out in the Galleria is said to have a good one. I thought Broken Spoke had fallen in years but went there a few weeks ago and it was really good. I think with their 50th anniversary that things have tightened up. Cover 3 supposedly has a really good one with a green chile cream gravy but I've not tried it. I've yet to find a really great one though.

Jun 04, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Shake Shack coming to Austin!!!

I tried the burger at Freddie's and found it unremarkable amysuehere. Not saying that it was bad or anything. What do you like there?

May 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

That one seems different than the ones on S1st., Stassney and Burnet. Even their menu. I thought it was independent of the others. The servers acted like they didn't want me there. At least the servers at the other locations only forget that I'm there.

May 10, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Via 313 just opened their first brick and mortar in Oak Hill. They open at 5pm-12m until June when the start serving lunch.

May 01, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

I've been eyeing Licha's for a while now. Though it looks quite pricey for my downmarket appeal, I may have to indulge once and see if it lives up to the hype. Do they offer the complimentary chips and salsa? Or have I already failed the test?

Apr 29, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Cuban Sandwich Cafe N. Lamar

I gotta love it. Yeah I'm thinking a bowl of oatmeal with some fruit and yogurt a couple of hours prior. Not too much drinking the night before.

Apr 29, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Cuban Sandwich Cafe N. Lamar

Were you one of the two Slowcooked? I think I could pull it off given the right preparation and mindset.

Apr 29, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Sad today due to Melvin's Shuttering

Yes as sad as it is I am happy for them starting a family. They're very nice people and I am glad that their decision was not based on the usual circumstances for food businesses.

Apr 27, 2015
crippstom in Austin

GF wants Nachos with queso this weekend where to go?

I believe thrillist.com has some recommendations.

Apr 25, 2015
crippstom in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

I also like a lot of green onions.

Apr 20, 2015
crippstom in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

I know it's a chain but has anyone here tried Snarf's? It looks pretty good but I'm rarely in that area and it doesn't look like something I'd go out of my way for.

Apr 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP April 2015

I sort of get that feeling from the looks of it Troy.

Apr 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP April 2015

El Chile on S. 1st has changed into a Mexican seafood restaurant. It looks like it could be the same place with a new paint job and sign. It's funny driving around town if you haven't been in a certain area in a few months how things rapidly change.

Apr 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Bachelor party

Via 313 is right behind Craft Pride.

Apr 12, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

The old Romeo's on Barton Springs Rd. has a new paint job on the outside with "Juliette's" I believe taking its place.

Apr 06, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP April 2015

Taco Bell on South Lamar just south of the river appears to be closed. Sign down and paper over the windows. Not a patron but interested to see what is taking its place.

Apr 06, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP April 2015

I tried Super Burrito once. Unremarkable. P Terry's just opened on 6th and Congress from what I've read.

Apr 04, 2015
crippstom in Austin

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

Hawaiian Chuy's.

Apr 02, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Smoke gets in your eyes, and nose,throat and lungs

I can sympathize with the neighbors a bit as much as I love BBQ but this is a slippery slope. Could this affect backyard BBQer's? Eventually? I believe Los Angeles banned charcoal 20 years ago and there are towns where tobacco smoking is illegal. It highly reeks of nanny state tyranny.

Apr 02, 2015
crippstom in Austin

HEB Pork Butts bone in 1.47 Today's Ads - Nov. 23

Go to BBQ Pit Boys on youtube. They use a Weber for most of their stuff and cook everything. They're a real hoot with a 7-15 minute episodes.

Mar 27, 2015
crippstom in Austin

I eat it my way

When I go to one of my favorite taquerias I order the 2 meat combo plate:lamb barbocoa and al pastor pork. It comes with rice, beans, 4 tortillas, lettuce, tomato and avocado. I make 4 tacos with the meat and salad. After that I pour the remaining basket of chips over what's left, cover that with the rest of the salsa and kind of mix it up and eat it. I get different looks sometimes but mainly I'm concentrating on every molecule of flavor.

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

In reference to the bagel slicing fee it is my understanding that NYC levies a tax on slicing a bagel which is then passed on to the consumer. The truth is more and more taxes are hurting smaller businesses. So in reality they are collecting a tax.

Mar 25, 2015
crippstom in Not About Food

Cuban Sandwich Cafe N. Lamar

The Cubano was everything I wanted it to be. Very healthy portion of meats too.

Mar 25, 2015
crippstom in Austin