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Veal Stock

They range from about $8-10 a lb. CM has them fresh but HEB has the packaged.

Apr 10, 2014
crippstom in Austin

Veal Stock

You can find veal shanks at central market or HEB at 360 & 2244. They have little meat on them but HEB's are a little less expensive. I use them for pasta fagioli.

Apr 10, 2014
crippstom in Austin

I Don't Peel Potatoes

My understanding is that leaving the skin on when boiling keeps the flavor in. The skin is also easier to remove after the potato is cooked under cold water.

Jan 24, 2014
crippstom in Home Cooking

Best Pizza in Austin?

River Hills Pizza on 2244 past 360. Next to the Shell gas station.

Aug 31, 2013
crippstom in Austin

Best Deshebrada In Austin

I like the desebrada at La Moreliana on E. William Cannon.

Apr 23, 2011
crippstom in Austin

Taco Trucks in the Montopolis Area

After reading the review in the Chronicle some time back and reading some of Scrumptious Chef's notes I had to try El Taco Rico. I had the enchiladas w/a butterflied fried quail on top and it was delicious. I rarely eat enchiladas and this one was very unique and filled me up just right.
I hadn't been to that area in some time and it reminded me of another gem on Montopolis called "Asada Neuvo Leon". They grill beef and chicken over mesquite and also offer a grilled chile salsa that is served in about a 1 gallon mortar bowl. Talk about the flavors exploding in your mouth. I think they are open Wed-Sun. and it is on the corner of Ponca inside an auto repair and car wash. I would rate both of these places as among my new favorites.

Aug 31, 2010
crippstom in Austin

Is Saving Tables Wrong?

I'm with the politeness factor and sharing goes with that as well.
Teaching good manners to children also falls into this category being that they are not special,priveleged or entitled to anything.
It's called waiting your turn. You'll understand it when you're grown up.

Jun 12, 2008
crippstom in Features

Gas prices effect dining expectations

It makes me feel more fortunate living in SE Austin where my favorite Mexican eateries are close by. Although the idea of going extra miles just to eat takes a little more thoughtful planning.
To Austin John: Can your tell me more about the Blanco Bowling Club? Good biscuits and gravy?

Jun 12, 2008
crippstom in Austin

The Rib Eyes at Mesa Ranch

Where will the new location be?

Jun 09, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Drinking While Pregnant

I don't think abstaining from booze is too much to ask of anyone making the biggest change in their life. If it's just one drink than why not stop altogether. It can also be an opportunity to see how your system responds. Kids don't need to drink and look how much fun they have.

Jun 04, 2008
crippstom in Features

El Meson Closed for Dinner

I recall them opening from 5-8 on fri,sat. though I never went at those times. They tried a Sunday brunch for a while which was very good. I have been there at almost 1:30 on a weekday to see that they closed early.
However since it's close to home I've been going to Mi Ranchito on the corner of WCannon and Pleasant Valley. It's in a convenience store and has homemade tortillas and some excellent carnitas tacos.

May 26, 2008
crippstom in Austin

stacked enchiladas w green chili

ZTejas makes good green chile enchiladas.

May 16, 2008
crippstom in Austin

More than Just Arm Candy

I agree with all of the above. However since I'm here I will share my experience. Don't hang out with women you have no intention of marrying. Because you are throwing salt in your own game. And you can't blame them for being attracted to you and following their instincts. No amount of talk will solve the problem. And here. When you do find the woman of your dreams she will not like you hanging out with them anyway. Because she will not trust them for good reason. Enough said.

Apr 30, 2008
crippstom in Features

Best "fast" food in Central/South Austin?

PTerry's is my favorite burger in town and always a satisfying experience. I get the dbl. cheeseburger. The staff is friendly and the fries are always hot.

Apr 14, 2008
crippstom in Austin

last meal in texas is a lunch

Went to Clay Pit once. Had the lamb vindaloo ordered hot. No flavor and the consistency of old pot roast.

Apr 14, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Good restaurants(near UT)

Ming's Cafe on the drag. Cantonese. Top line. Casual. Very affordable.

Apr 13, 2008
crippstom in Austin

last meal in texas is a lunch

Habenero

Apr 09, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Recommendations for good takeout near Anderson Ln./Burnett

Thanks hounds. We didn't get to have the picnic Sat. but there's always another time. I think this post should give incentive for many picnics as some of my favorite parks are close by.

Apr 07, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Meals to Make Cowboys Weep

Speaking of no frills food shows one of my favorites was Grillin' and Chillin' w/Bobby Flay and his chef buddy from the south(can't recall the name). They would be out in the backyard amongst swingsets and grills. The first used gas the second charcoal. The filming was real simple and these guys came up w/some great concoctions in a 1/2 hr. while exchanging friendly jabs. And these were dishes that were accessable.

Apr 07, 2008
crippstom in Features

Best "fast" food in Central/South Austin?

Some of my recent favorites in SE are La Moreliana and Mi Ranchito on WCannon. They both keep long hours and LM is quick. I love their deshrebada(during the week)and carnitas,tamales(weekends only). MR is in the back of a convenience store w/tables. They serve whole meals and everything I've had is very good.
There are 2 more on Bluff Springs Rd. from WC. One is a trailer on a trailer park that is open nights and weekends. The other truck is south on BSR at the convenience store. I still haven't figured out his hours but I had some good tinga chicken(hot)there last week.

Apr 05, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Recommendations for good takeout near Anderson Ln./Burnett

Thanks mkwng. I was looking at Sarah's as I haven't had a shawarma in quite a while.

Apr 05, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Recommendations for good takeout near Anderson Ln./Burnett

Doing a picnic for my friends bday Saturday and looking for something I may not have thought of in that area. I've considered Alborz(although I'm not familiar w/Persian food)and I'm always up for a good taco truck.

Apr 04, 2008
crippstom in Austin

No Kidding: The Most Important Meal of the Day

And to eat breakfast at home. That way you're more in control of ingredients as opposed to a quick drive-thru. Even a yogurt and banana has a big effect. Then a big breakfast or lunch around 10am. Regular lunch at noon. At 44 I'm still my ideal size from high school.

Mar 26, 2008
crippstom in Features

Great brisket that ships

I know Coopers in Llano does. They have a website.

Mar 25, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Keeping life in moderation...

Don't skip breakfast. Try a yogurt and banana. I also once heard that meat and cheese sandwhiches are the easiest way to gain weight. I avoid bread unless it's real french bread. Skip appetizers and go for a full entree. Especially if it's lunch time. That's the best time to eat a full meal. Eat slow and don't be afraid to have small portions as you can always have more. I also avoid dairy when I can. Part of my love of food has to do with anticipation and not always giving into my impulses. It keeps the food special for me.

Mar 23, 2008
crippstom in Not About Food

Rosita's Al Pastor - what did I do wrong?

I had a similar experience on my only visit. I ordered the same thing and the meat was very dry,tortillas doughy and beans were like glue. Based on recommendations of some more prominent hounds I didn't want to give a lousy review. Because everybody has a bad day now and then. My first impression was also a large bowl of salsa(which I like)that had very little flavor or heat. I'd like to hear more on this place. Maybe I didn't order the right thing.

Mar 19, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers, and a side of fries

Statesman has a review of burgers in town. A few I'd not heard about.

Mar 10, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers, and a side of fries

The Poodie burger is one of my favorites and it's worth it to get that out of the city feeling.

Mar 10, 2008
crippstom in Austin

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

For a less fatty version strain the grease through a coffee filter.

Mar 03, 2008
crippstom in Recipes

Carne asada at El Regio?

Yes by all means save yourself from their carne asada. I tried it once at the Stassney location and it was like chewing on old leather. I don't care if it was a one time thing. There are too many other places in town that make great carne asada and Los Comales comes to mind. If you like rustic try it at the taco cart on Montopolis near 183 in that old parking lot Wed-Sun.

Mar 02, 2008
crippstom in Austin