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GF wants Nachos with queso this weekend where to go?

I believe thrillist.com has some recommendations.

2 days ago
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

Cuban Sandwich Cafe N. Lamar

Good timing Slowcooked. I have been thinking of going there today. It's out of the way no problem. But since reading about the place my craving has been building. I'm from South Florida and used to work in Miami a lot.

Mar 25, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

I actually think this restaurant could be a hit. If it was real.

Feb 04, 2015
crippstom in Austin

What Austin really needs

I totally agree carrotkates on breakfast. I don't dislike breakfast tacos I just think they're overrated. As for good breakfast in Austin it seems like you're getting into the $10-15 range which is equal or more than I'd spend on lunch in most cases.

Feb 04, 2015
crippstom in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

I only added the chile oils that were at the table ASH. Of course I loaded it up which made it oily. I need to combat allergy/cold season coming on. It did come with jalapenos but I see that you tried it once. Maybe an off day or batch.

Jan 22, 2015
crippstom in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

I went to Tan my...today for lunch and was impressed. I had a small bowl with fatty brisket and 2 types of chile oil. They put a lot of meat in there and it was tender and moist. The other pho's that I've tried seemed like it was leftover lunchmeat, kind of dry even though it was in a broth. I saw other bowls with steak and the meat was still pink. The bad news is that I was and still am too full for a bahn mi at NG-BMT. But this is my favorite so far.

Jan 22, 2015
crippstom in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

I've read good reviews of Tan my... on yelp and drove by it the other day and wondered the same thing. Maybe bring a cold beer as well.

Jan 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

I'm no authority on bahn mi but I tried their grilled pork last week and thought it was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. I didn't know that there was no seating so I sat out in my truck in the cold. Still. I went to Pho Van the next day for a bowl of pho and a bahn mi. It was good but not as good. I'm still looking for a great bowl of pho. Any ideas? I think I'll try Pho Saigon next.

Jan 16, 2015
crippstom in Austin

RIP VIII

Popeye's on South 1st. and Oltorf has a cover over their sign and a closed sign on the window. It doesn't seem right even though there is a Church's next door. I'm wondering if the demographic is changing that much where there is less stoner/slacker appeal. But even Westlake has a Popeye's.

Jan 15, 2015
crippstom in Austin

Non-Scotch drinker buying Scotch as a gift for a Scotch drinker

I am a scotch drinker and like just about any scotch. I have found that many have strong opinions of single malt. Love it or hate it. I like single malts but you can't go wrong with Johnnie Walker Black. Perhaps my favorite.

Dec 11, 2014
crippstom in Spirits

Thanksgiving for one - What would you make?

I'm having the same thing I had last year which is fettucine alfredo with jumbo shrimp. Topped with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. It's enough for 2 actually and I save the 2nd for later. I then watch Goodfellas for the billionth time and halfway through when they go to prison I eat the 2nds. I'm very thankful.

Nov 21, 2014
crippstom in Home Cooking

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

LOL. I'm sure that there are many that actually love sushi. I was referring to the go along get along types. There are so many areas where a higher price tag increases demand. I also wonder if many could discern what they're actually eating in terms of labeling. Varieties of oysters for instance. Having grown up on the coast I know what fresh fish is. And I know a darn good cheeseburger.

I always think of Curb You Enthusiasm when Larry David orders the teriyaki chicken and makes fun of himself in the process.

Still sushi? Overrated.

Nov 16, 2014
crippstom in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

While I can't say that I dislike it I think sushi is highly overrated. I first hated it then was introduced to it and liked some of it until I finally had to be honest with myself. And if I were to get dragged into it again I would have to stop and get some tacos first. I sense that it is mostly a status thing and a way to show off. When people ask me I respond that I'd prefer a cheeseburger and fries. Especially if they know of my various tastes and interests.

Nov 16, 2014
crippstom in General Topics

BBQ between San Antonio and Austin Airport

Railroad BBQ in Manchaca has been torn down for a while now. Some dispute with the town of Manchaca. They still have one in Dripping Springs.

Oct 31, 2014
crippstom in Austin

Best Reasonably Priced Mexican food?

I like Veracruz but since you'll be at F1 why not go to El Meson on Burleson. Breakfast and lunch only. One of my favorites is Mi Ranchito on E. Wm Cannon inside the convenience store at the corner of Pleasant Valley. Best salsa bar IMO and great carnitas. They make a roast pork in red chile sauce that is like nothing I've had in Austin.They also have one at the corner of Manchaca and FM1626 in Manchaca. Taco More is very good at Parkfield and Rundberg as well as E. Riverside. There's another place I've read great things about at the corner of Congress and Wm. Cannon called El Torito which I heard is run by the former owners or owned of El Sol La Luna. There are many threads for the usual suspects but these are my picks. Also 183 S. of 71 is Taqueria Morelo which is a Tex Mex breakfast and lunch with good food, excellent salsa(I could drink it) and they make their own tortilla chips. They come out still wet in the basket ready for that salt shaker. And it is cheap. All these places are very reasonable.

Oct 30, 2014
crippstom in Austin

Tacos, tacos, tacos

It's at S. Lamar just before Manchaca on the East side. I've not had this taco but the others were OK.

Oct 30, 2014
crippstom in Austin