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Shake Shack coming to Austin!!!

I like the squished patties and the crispy edges and how the cheese melts into the patties. Reminds me of Rosco's in El Paso (only wish I could get it with green chiles).

May 17, 2015
amysuehere in Austin
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HaTe fOod TrAILerS tRaIlORs EtAh

He has his mobile with him and answers it. I have called ahead to order the "super burrito" when hubs and I share one.

Call him first to make sure, and get the agua fresca, too.

May 16, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

HaTe fOod TrAILerS tRaIlORs EtAh

Your loss. Honestly, I think I have to say don't go again. You're now jaded, and I just don't think you'd like it no matter what.

May 16, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Shake Shack coming to Austin!!!

Has anyone else tried Freddie's? They're not Frans (on Congress), but they've done a good job easing the pain.

May 16, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

NYC (insert WDC)?! Get a rope...

To quote a famous "salsa" commercial...

http://austin.eater.com/2015/5/14/860...

May 14, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

Just went. Gumbo was excellent; nice, dark roux. Service was neglect

May 09, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

Hehe. I'm going.

Apr 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

For the steak, I'd suggest Austin Land and Cattle (not Texas L&C) on 12th or so and Lamar.

I don't know La Gloria, but Pino's at the lake has some of the best Mexican food around (and I grew up on the border).

Apr 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio fight at bar/restaurant?

Looks like the Cuban Sandwich Cafe is hosting.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuban-...

Apr 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Hard Hat XII

I went to the one on campus. They're okay and have a lot of options, but I remember thinking they were just okay.

Apr 28, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Sad today due to Melvin's Shuttering

Aww, nuts! I wish I'd had some warning so I could have had one last one...

Congrats. Know you'll be sorely missed by the CH community.

Apr 28, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

GF wants Nachos with queso this weekend where to go?

Nachos and queso at Azul Tequilla are solid. Patio's nice, too.

Love the queso at Manuels, but the nachos are just average (however, the chiviche is excellent).

If you want a real cheese bomb, I'd suggest Pino's in Hudson Bend.

Apr 25, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Downtown lunches

I really like Piranha Killer Sushi, Manuel's, and if you're willing to drive just across the river, you have Chuy's, and Green Mesquite.

RIP Mike's Pub, indeed.

Apr 24, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

RIP April 2015

Trying to make silk from a sow's ear...

Apr 21, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

RIP April 2015

Do you think it's just a sow's ear job? Same owners/different name?

Yes, the food there is quite awful.

Apr 20, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Oops. Silly me. Upper Crust across the street from the School for the Blind on Burnet.

Apr 18, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

Ah! You just reminded me. The tuna on sourdough (red onion, sprouts, tomato and swiss) is probably one of the best I've ever had. Ate it at least twice a week when I worked at the school for the blind.

Apr 18, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

All-time favorite is the Jonah at Fricano's

Ruben toasted - Melvin's

Cuban at Texas Cuban

The shrimp/grilled pork combo at NG BMT

Can a chicken sandwich count? If so, the Hawaiian chicken sandwich (swiss, wheat) at Blvd Grill

I just can't bring myself to pay $22 for a sandwich, so I've never tried Bartlett's FD. Too bad, as it's close to the house.

I like the breakfast sandwich at Noble Pig

Edit: Article reminded me of the grinder at Rundino's

Apr 15, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Too many restaurants withholding ice!

Uhg. We'd sing it with the tape (yes, tape) in our very modern van going on river trips (of course ours was the 1968 version). That and "Wake Up Little Suzy"

Apr 02, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

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

I put my bet on gentrification.

It's kind of my sore spot these days as I've been looking to upgrade to a bigger home (rescued an American Bull Terrier and our yard/house shrunk two sizes), but these damn Californians keep snapping everything up on the same day with CASH! No fair.

Welcome to Austin...now GO AWAY!

Apr 01, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Chile con Queso in Austin

Yes, I think weekends only. They've had some other groups there as well, so call ahead if you specifically want mariachis.

Mar 31, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Too many restaurants withholding ice!

I have the exact opposite problem. I always ask for my water with no ice and only get it that way about a third of the time. Not a big enough deal to make a stink.

Mar 29, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Do you hold Grudges against Restaurants? And for how long?

We go to Chuy's all the time. We went to Hula Hut once, because it's a beautiful drive from my house and the patio's great.

However, we ordered fajitas for "two", about $25 at the time (at that time, that was quite steep). Came out with a little sorbet scoop size of pico, guac, sour cream and cheese - barely enough for each of us to have a sadly-dressed taco. We asked for another scoop of the guac and cheese and were brought out one of each less 2 tablespoon size scoops of each...only to find we were charged $5 EACH for the "extra" condiments.

James flatly refuses to go back this many, many years later.

Mar 26, 2015
amysuehere in Not About Food

The Best Barbecue in Austin, Texas - Bon App├ętit

I don't know how many times I've driven by only to think I'd be disappointed. Guess I need to try them.

Mar 21, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Restauranting during SXSW

Yeah, I usually get a big disappointed vibe when cali's come here thinking they'll get the "Mexican" they get at home.

This is border Mexcian. Y'all are used to Baha Mexican.
This isn't light and clean. Come expecting lots of red meat, dark sauces and plenty of cheese.

My suggestion for such are Polvo's guajillo fajitas (get pastor and beef combo and get corn tortillas) or enchiladas de la casa (only if you are into onion). This place is closest.

The "best" place is Pino's out on Hudson Bend by the lake. See above. Also, if they're serving the Pinacolada rita, it's a must.

Mar 13, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Restauranting during SXSW

Nah. Don't bother with it.

You being from LA, I'd tell you to stick with bbq, chicken fried steak and places with centx ambiance and not to look for"shockingly good"

Mar 13, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Restauranting during SXSW

Agreed on above. I wonder what Easy Tiger will be like. It's a very nice deli on 6th Street right near I-35, so very easy for you (however, very easy for every schmo as well...)

I love Hudson's and Pino's (I'm a big fan of the relleno and yes, they do have an amazing very garlicy, spicy salsa), but if your goal is SxSW, this is a bit of a drive and a chunk of time. But, you'll get to see a side of Austin the ya-hoo's won't and be able to take a breather from the crush.

I have yet to go to LFF, as it is downtown and as it's grown, I tend to avoid anything between 15th and Riverside as much as possible.

Odd Duck's great, but also pretty famous. Who knows what the crowds will be like. A block away is Gibson Bar and outside there's a great, very creative sandwich trailer called Luke's Inside Out. Snag an outside table for some unique grub, a great beer selection and some crazy-good people watching.

Stop by Whole Foods (if you don't have something like it where you're from) and take in all the little specialty restaurant areas. There are individual desserts in the far corner and an upper deck for maximum people watching.

Uchi/Uchiko are high on my list, but it's very doubtful you'll be able to get in. Sorry.

Above isn't "shockingly good", but will not disappoint and are a good cross section of what Austin "is".

Mar 13, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

what happened to Matts

Wow. That wasn't what I meant to say...

I assure you, Matts has ALWAYS BEEN A HORRIBLE OLD TEX MEX FOR THE 70'S.

Mar 12, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

what happened to Matts

Ah, memories have a way sweetening over time. I had an Italian place in my childhood I thought made the best eggplant parm - used to ask every bday. Went back on last visit and it was so much moe than horrible.

I assure you, Matts has never been horrible old Tex Mex for the 70's

Mar 12, 2015
amysuehere in Austin

Hard Hat XII

It's a Twisted Root Burger. I think that's the same one that's on campus. Nothing special...

Mar 08, 2015
amysuehere in Austin