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HaTe fOod TrAILerS tRaIlORs EtAh

They're closed Sunday and Monday. That took me by surprise one day. I've been by when I was sure they'd be closed (sleeting sideways) and he's always been there. The burrito is crave-worthy.

about 1 hour ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

You know, I was actually thinking along the old school Gumbo's, but I've been timid trying FQG. I think I can talk husband into that without the bday. We'll give it a try this weekend.

about 1 hour ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

Those were my thoughts exactly, Kosheri...

about 20 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

Just went about three weeks ago using that groupon. Had a lovely time and the hot and crunchy trout was just as flavorful as I remember.

about 20 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

I've done Carillon and liked it.

I guess it's going to be LaV or Wink.

about 23 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

We just did Uchiko on Saturday, though. Is Soto that much different?

Yeah, the communal seating was the big negatori for me...

The mixed reviews at F&D also had me waffling.

about 23 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

So, this happens every year these days. My birthday hits right in the middle of SxSW and the rodeo, so getting a special dinner is pretty difficult. This year, it's also on a Saturday and darnit, I want a nice meal.

I've pretty much narrowed it down, but need to make reservations post-haste or lose out.

My tried and true, I know I'll love it - Wink.

Places I have yet to try - LaV, Barley Swine, Foreign & Domestic (no reservations allowed). I also love the flavor-bomb that is Cafe Josie.

2 days ago
amysuehere in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

Ya know, I went with the groupon and had a lovely meal. Flavors were explosive, portions were generous, service was spot-on. We had a great time. Too bad it was too cold for the patio.

Feb 26, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

What he said...

Feb 23, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Saturday Lunch

I like the weekend brunch at Cover 3. Serve breakfast as well as their regular menu (mostly migas, and various version of benedict). Excellent bloody mary self-serve bar.

I've heard Barlata's very good, but haven't made it over myself.

Feb 20, 2015
amysuehere in Austin
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Austin for 1st time this weekend-recs

This post from January was full of great info.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002655

Please come and enjoy yourself. We're known for being outgoing and friendly and we have expanded our food scene dramatically over the past 20 or so years. I'm sure you can find something in the above thread that will fit your budget, absolutely your dress code and hopefully will set your son on the right path to all the fantastic foodie finds our fine city can offer.

I think a lot of us grown weary of the many, many transplants that have invaded our lovely, friendly, gracious land only to complain it isn't just like where they came. It's like going to New York and complaining there isn't great bbq or Mexican and that the pizza sucks, or Philly and saying their sandwiches are soggy, or Chicago and saying all they have is hot dogs. If you can't find something here as a "foodie," it's all just piss and vinegar.

Peached Tortilla

I went to Taco Flats. I found the tacos fine, but extremely overpriced.

Feb 17, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Texas BBQ

Last time I went, it seemed the quality had really suffered. After that, and with all the places opening here that are crazy-good, never bothered going back. Do like the "old Texas" ambiance if I were taking folks from out of the country.

Feb 09, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

RIP VIII

Agreed! I don't know what happened in the move, but something did.

Feb 06, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

RIP VIII

I went when they first opened and remember being very disappointed.

Feb 06, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

What Austin really needs

I think Noble does a really great breakfast sandwich. They're the only ones who don't over-cook the eggs.

Feb 04, 2015
amysuehere in Austin
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Best Bloody Mary

I'm a big fan of Cover 3's build-your-own bar. Lots of options and add-on items, including shrimp, pickled green beans/carrots/asparagus, peppers, olives, celery, shrimp...you could almost make it a meal.

Have a huge selection of pepper sauces and mixes as well.

Feb 03, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Chuy's is all about what you order. Their enchiladas and rellenos, tacos, etc are horrible

Jan 30, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

RIP VIII

I really don't get the appeal. Gimme a Freddie's smash-burger any day.

(welcome back, rb. We missed you.)

Jan 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Valentines Weekend

Valentine's dinner is most certainly going to be a disappointment unless you go casual. Very. Casual.

See this for the rest:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002655

Jan 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Feel better soon!

Jan 28, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

GotW is grumpy today...

Jan 28, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

But the poster was looking for something kid friendly for non-foodies. Atmosphere is fun, it's about mid-way to Round Rock, patio and margaritas are nice and if you order the right thing, the food is actually fine. Is it the best we have to offer? No. Does it fit the request? Yes. Plus, like it or hate it, it's an Austin institution.

Jan 28, 2015
amysuehere in Austin
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So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Agreed about ZTejas as well. We used to regularly go for lunch on weekdays and the last few times have been bitterly disappointing.

Jan 27, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

What about Chuy's on 183? Beyond kid friendly and everyone will find something that suites them. While I can't recommend much, the patio's quite nice, it's a very "campy" Austin experience, the Mexican Martini is always a bonus, salsa and (ask for it) jalapeno ranch are acceptable.

I can only recommend a few things: Chuychanga with tomatillo sauce is one of my favorites (and you won't get anything like that where you're from), tortilla soup, Elvis chicken, and the mexi-cobb (sub out beef fajita meat and unless you're starving, make it a half-order). However, it's a very "user-friendly" place for people that aren't foodies.

Jan 27, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Oh! How could I forget to tell you this!?

You NEED to go on one of the Austin Eats tours!

This is a major bang for your buck way to try lots of really great places you couldn't do otherwise (with time and stomach space constraints). Plus, it's great fun as well.

http://www.austineatsfoodtours.com

They fill up fast, so I'd book as soon as possible.

Jan 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Actually, you'll be coming when Austin is at its most lovely. The mountain laurels should be in full bloom.

I'm the same as you when I travel. If I have more time, I'm likely to sprinkle in some places that have more local flare than are known for the food specifically. See my above first post.

So, with that in mind, Green Pastures will give you an old Texas charm experience. Do have the milk punch and make sure you have reservations for the sun porch.

Your SO should love the broad selection if nothing else:

Assorted Cheeses, Crackers and Cheese Rosettes
Spinach & Mixed Greens with Red Wine Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing
Cavatappi, Chipotle and Romaine Salad / Baby Iceberg with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Tomatoes
Carrot, Mint and Feta / Cucumber, Tomatoes & Sumac / Roasted Lentil & Kelp Salad / Red Bean Salad
Barley, Corn, Edamame, Goat Cheese and Mustard Vinaigrette / Horseradish Potato Salad
Olives with Nuts and Garden Herbs / Artichoke, Roasted Garlic and Lemon
Fresh Mozzarella, Almonds, Basil and Cherry Tomatoes / Pickled Habanero
Pickled Chioggia Beets / Pickled Beets / Pickled Yellow Beets / Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles
Pickled Grapes / Pickled Watermelon Rind / Grilled Brie with Garden Herbs
Tomato, Red Onion and Basil / Cucumber, Carrot & Daikon Radish / Buttermilk Coleslaw
Grilled Tofu, Belgian Endive, Celery, Walnuts and Blueberry Vinaigrette
Frog Legs with Jalapeño Sauce / Pork Belly with BBQ Sriracha
Porcini and Brie Dip
Espresso & Cocoa Chicken Sausage with Texas Peach Chutney
Creole Spiced Beef Skewer with GP Mustard Sauce
Hot Pepper Pork Ribs with Wasabi BBQ
Portabella Mushroom Skewers with Chipotle Ranch / Sesame Broccoli
Split Pea Dip with Parmesan & Won Ton / Black Bean Dip with Feta & Punjab Curry Strips
Flat Iron with Steak Sauce / Pork with Jalapeno and Dos Lunas Cheddar
Moroccan Chicken with Fig and Lemon / Smoked Trout with Capers and Garlic
Green Lip Mussels with Ginger-Soy, Hoisin, Sriracha and Sesame
Blue Mussels, Mustard Vinaigrette, Capers and Red Onion
BBQ Salmon / Hot Smoked Salmon / Sesame Tuna with Wasabi Cream
Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Chipotle Remoulade
Watermelon, Rose Hips, Orange and Jalapeño Soup / Roasted Ginger and Carrot with Sesame
Gazpacho with Pickled Okra
Pecan-Green Beans
Brown Sugar Carrots with Almonds
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Eggs Benedict
Roasted Pork Loin with Dijon Gravy, Sweet Pickles and
Grilled Trout with Crab, Spinach, Capers & Crawfish Bisque
USDA Prime Rib with Au Jus, GP Whole Grain Mustard, Horseradish and Creamy Horseradish
Deviled Eggs with Tobikko
Quiche
Pigs in a blanket, Pepperoni Rolls, Pickled Eggs
Sliced Fruit Tray with Vanilla Cream
White Chocolate and Pecan Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel’s Sauce
Chocolate Fountain

Jan 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Agreed. Sunday brunch in general is overrated. I'd rather go to a great Mexican on Sunday morning.

Jan 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

No. You should go. We live about as opposite as you can get from them. Even so, we're going to a cider tasting today, now that the sun has finally (we're wimps - it's only been three days) come out.

It's and hour drive for us each way and North by Northwest has a wonderful dark and is only ten minutes away.

Yes, long drives are par for the course. I really do think you should make it out to the Lake Travis area - either for Pinos, Hudson's on the Bend or just hanging at the lake (even though it's dreadfully low).

Jan 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Personally, I just think FSM is just way too overpriced for what it is. GP is VERY southern traditional. Yes, the food is average, but the experience just makes you want to put on a hoop dress and carry an umbrella. Another bonus if you have a rental car - it isn't your car the peacocks are getting frisky on.

For Sunday brunch, I'd suggest Jack Allen's kitchen or Moonshine offer traditional Texas brunch dishes. Moonshine also has a very nice patio.

Jan 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin
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