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Bryce Gilmore coming to B. Rd.

If that happens, that little block of land will be quite the destination for good grub with the other three just down the block.

about 19 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

You're leaving Austin for good, take one taco with you and tell us why.

I thought they weren't open on the weekends.

about 19 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Staying 10/30 - 11/2

I'm actually staying at MdV. Should I make that one of my meals?

2 days ago
amysuehere in New Orleans

You're leaving Austin for good, take one taco with you and tell us why.

Just finished a Sonora HD pineapple agua fresca. Nom-nom-nom.

2 days ago
amysuehere in Austin

You're leaving Austin for good, take one taco with you and tell us why.

I've been to Freedman's. I put it in the "new hipster restaurant" category (along with Yellow Jacket and a few others). Good, but not great; still have that younger palette - lots of fat, no real flavor.

Oct 22, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

You're leaving Austin for good, take one taco with you and tell us why.

An hour flat unless on Wednesdays or if we can find some competent help...

I can go anywhere on Wednesdays.

Oct 21, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

What Happened to Sonora Hot Dog?!!!!

How did I drive up and completely miss it?

Oct 18, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

cooking for your dog

My 15 year old standard Dachshund came down with black skin disease
and this recipe not only took care of that, it got his weight to perfect and he pooped less.

1 tube ground beef or turkey (1 lb)
2 cups oatmeal (plus water according to directions)
1 can pumpkin
green veggies (green beans, broccoli, kale, spinach)
2 carrots chopped
1 large can tuna in water
3 hard boiled eggs smooshed into bits WITH shells
a little garlic powder

Brown meat in pan, set aside. Use same pan and cook oatmeal to directions, but not for as long. Add everything else to pan and mix.

This makes enough for both dogs, 1/2 cup servings twice daily for three or so days.

You can mix it up by adding berries, fruit or changing out the meats/veggies.

Oct 16, 2014
amysuehere in Not About Food

What Happened to Sonora Hot Dog?!!!!

You may have unwittingly had the last one...I hope not.

Oct 16, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

What Happened to Sonora Hot Dog?!!!!

Went by today for lunch (craving a dog and some agua fresca) and THEY'RE GONE!!!

Oct 16, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Eloping in Austin. Where should we eat after our wedding?

Agreed! HotB would be perfect. I like the quail ceasar salad and the pheasant egg rolls. Hot and crunchy trout is also excellent (and a major pain in the ass to make at home). Wild Turtle for dessert. (or if they have the fruitcake - I know, but trust me). Don't they have a private little cove for two?

...wish I had done that...

Oct 16, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Recent things I've eaten

Skip the above and go to Kin and Comfort if you haven't been

Oct 14, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Recent things I've eaten

"slowed down"...

Training for college. They're trying to ween you, my dear. You need to learn how to put on your poker face when that sweet boy from Dorm C "splurges" and takes you to Applebee's...

My first "date" with my husband was the Taco Bell on campus. He still thinks that's a treat (mostly because it's so rare I agree).

Oct 14, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Food Trucks on TV and need "customers"

Food Truck Face Off

Oct 11, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

ACL food

It's right at the creek. From what I could see, it basically has the same trucks that are on 360 in Westlake. Icehous, Tapas Bravas...

Oct 06, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

ACL food

It's the orange hot sauce that makes it. But, yes. It's just queso.

Oct 04, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

We went after our track time with our new zippy WRX.

Our server needed more training. She didn't come see us for 10 minutes, brought out only one water, then disappeared again. Forgot silverware when she brought us our meals, forgot the potatoes (then forgot whether they were an option - even though when she was taking the order asked if I wanted grits or potato)...She was nice, just flaky.

They were only serving brunch. Was pretty good. Gumbo could have used more spice and husband had an unfortunate bite of roux-ball, but the flavors were solid and the chicken was moist (unlike the overcooked chicken that seems to happen in gumbos). Boudin was okay, and we got the last serving, came with some pickles and mustard and was pretty close to what I'd expect. Low point was my eggs sardou. Eggs weren't runny (more soft boiled) and the spinach/artichoke cream was on the bland side.

Love the space, though. We'll give it another try on the next track day.

Speaking of that area, I saw a place that tickled my memory. Jacoby or something like that??? Right down the street from S&C.

Oct 04, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

food truck face off

Watched it a few days ago. RB and I were shown very briefly a couple of times. We were second in line at the Indian truck, he in a light blue shirt and me in a green sundress. We were shown, again briefly, shaking hands with the guy from the other food truck (we had just had a conversation that we picked the wrong trailer).

RB can correct me because he knew the folks behind us, but she was the producer or some such. She was the red head that had the most "commentary" on the food.

I thought the show itself was pretty horrible, cheesy. I knew "reality" tv was anything but. However, this was just disappointingly so.

Oct 04, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Food Trucks on TV and need "customers"

Ooohhhh. Not so. I work outside all day on a tarmac and didn't think I needed "extra protection". I was more cooked than I had been in many years.

Still, a good time catching up with RB.

Oct 03, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Food Trucks on TV and need "customers"

Watched the Congress episode last night. RB and I are second in line in the crowd shot (he's got a bright blue shirt on and I'm wearing a blue/green sundress), but that's all there is of any Chowhounders.

Show was really cheesy...

Oct 03, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Which Churrascaria?

Estancia is cheaper and I'd say it's just as good.

Oct 01, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

ACL food

Agreed. Torchy's queso is good, but not anywhere near waiting in line good.

Sep 30, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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ACL food

East Side King, Chilantro and Torchy's queso. Amy's ice cream for dessert.

Sep 29, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Labowski's Grill

Monday's work for me, so I'd have to limit to around and hour. Wednesday's my final fitting (please, let it be the final one) for my Halloween costume, but I might be able to push it back to the afternoon.

Sep 28, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

M. Odom's review of LaV

Oh. I misread. I thought YOU had that bottle. Phew. That kinda scared me.

Sep 27, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Labowski's Grill

I was teetering on contacting you two for a lunch at Sea Dragon, too...

A gal should go with her first instinct.

We're going to the Pecan St. Fest to people watch this afternoon and are going to try that place that took over Spag. Warehouse for lunch.

Sep 27, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

M. Odom's review of LaV

I'm just not...

I'm stunned.

I guess we spend our extras on racing the car, mostly because I don't have the palate to distinguish between a $30 bottle of wine and...well, I've never tasted anything above a couple hundred.

Really? You have a bottle of wine that costs 25 grand? That's uber-cool.

Sep 27, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Labowski's Grill

Went there today because several here at work have commented on how good the burgers are and that they're "only $5."

Got there at 11:15 and walked in the doors...

This place so gave me deja vu of the time I spent a very odd night in Bangor, Maine - that whole "welcome to a Stephen King novel" feel.

The place was dark and the rug old and musty. There was an employee who had that off vibe lurking at the front door. What is it they say about the blonde at the beginning of the movie making wrong choices?

I forged ahead and found the order counter. The man behind the register was counting a pile of coins. After a few minutes standing, he said he'd be with me soon. Then the creepy guy at the door walked up and leaned on the counter beside me just inside that personal space and didn't say a word. I turned my attention the other way and looked at the menu.

Burgers weren't "$5" but in the $7.50 range. Still, I was here, so I was determined to try a burger....then the guy moved from where he'd been lurking beside me to my other side, again not saying a word but just inside my comfort zone, and the man behind the counter began a new pile of coins, completely oblivious to my plight.

Then the guy behind the counter answers the phone and walks, talking to the back. That gave me my nerve and I skittered out of there as fast as my little legs would take me.

Sep 26, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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Bat Charcuterie

Actually, I made the point because you're usually quite literate.

btw, I'd never heard that one before, but I never had a problem with that one. Mine was affect/effect.

Sep 25, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

??? Okay, so you're mind went hotdog - STEW!

You know, I don't have a pressure cooker. I use my Le Creuset as my slow cooker. I have bad memories of the things that came from my mum's pressure cooker. (shudder)

Thanks for asking. Next random question? SQUIRREL!!!

Sep 25, 2014
amysuehere in Austin