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Sonoran hot dogs?

Apparently, they're only open at night. That's awkward for me...

about 16 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

Sonoran hot dogs?

Looks interesting. Since HEB is closed today, so weekly shopping is out, I may try them. Wonder if they'll be open today.

about 22 hours ago
amysuehere in Austin

RIP VII

Sure wish they'd come to "the land of the bland"

1 day ago
amysuehere in Austin

RIP VII

Did Flip Happy go out of business?! Seems so, but I'd like confirmation.

2 days ago
amysuehere in Austin

Noble Pig Burnet

We were actually walking out just as you received your food, which looked yummy, btw.

Hopefully, we can figure a meet-up soon.

Apr 09, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Noble Pig Burnet

Food, tantrums. It's all good. I can NOT believe it's been over 4 years since we last had lunch. Time flies.

Reminds me of this:
http://www.reasonsmysoniscrying.com/

Apr 08, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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Fish Pontchartrain in the French Quarter

We're trying to keep it casual, as we will be bringing other bulky stuff and still want to do carry-on. So, the dresses/slacks are out.

Apr 08, 2014
amysuehere in New Orleans

Noble Pig Burnet

Hehe. Go ahead, Rudeboy. I know you want to...

Nope we were the couple sitting at the middle table by ourselves. There was the family with lots of kids by the front window, then there were the two couples with the new baby, then us.

Apr 08, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Noble Pig Burnet

Ah-ha! I oogled your meals as I went by. We were the couple at the next table over. We were almost done when you came in.

Apr 06, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Noble Pig Burnet

Went back again for breakfast this morning. Had the ham and egg sandwich. Finally! Nice, fluffy, moist eggs that aren't overcooked. Very nice $5 breakfast.

Apr 05, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Sap's North Location on Burnet

Yeah. Hubs and I are in disagreement. I like the P-32 better at Sap's and he likes the NS-1 better at Mam's...and Mams has stopped using the flat-bottomed spoons, which makes eating any of the soups messy, too big a bite for your mouth, just horrible. I win!

Apr 04, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Fish Pontchartrain in the French Quarter

I'm looking for a place that does a great fish P. (blackened being my favorite) in the quarter BUT a place we can still wear jeans/nice shirt (casual-ish).

Apr 04, 2014
amysuehere in New Orleans

Noble Pig Burnet

Got there around 11 and left around 11:40. Sat on the back porch.

You know, the first time I went to Pinthouse, I was very unimpressed. A few weeks ago, hubs and I were trying to find a patio - any patio - that wasn't overflowing and ended up there and we found the pizza quite good. I think they do better with the smalls than the large. Sat out front at the picnic tables and had a great time. I think the construction noises I heard today are them following NP's idea by putting some seating in back...I hope so.

Apr 02, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Noble Pig Burnet

Went today. Neat space, great back patio (when they stop the construction noise next door), plenty of parking in back. Just as good as the original.

Place was P-A-C-K-E-D by the time I left.

Apr 02, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Lunch in North/Northwest Austin

I'm in the same area. My go-to places:

Little Deli
Phonatic
Raman Tatsuya
Whole Foods for a half sandwich
Birani Pot
Chuys for a 1/2 fajita taco salad

Apr 02, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

What's unique in Austin?

Or you can get them from Amazon.com - why tote those along when you can have them delivered to your door.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

Mar 31, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Read in the Austin Trending paper that Noble Pig on Burnet opened, but when I went by today, there was a note on the door saying, "Not yet."

Mar 28, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Coming to Austin for the first time this weekend

Dirty Martin's used to be old Austin to me, too...until they started buying pre-made patties and not squishing them on the grill. Now, they're nothing special.

There was a place in El Paso that made the BEST green chile burgers by pressing minced onions on one side of the meatball and then squishing it down on a super-hot griddle. Apparently, for both Dirty M's and this place, the health department in both cities decided that was a no-no.

Mar 24, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Anglophiles take note - your breakfast is here....

For both poached and fried, if you want them like the above, put them in a fine mesh strainer and let the more fluid white run out first and then cook them.

Mar 20, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Coming to Austin for the first time this weekend

I think it exemplifies "old Austin." This is one of those places you just squint your eyes a bit and enjoy the vibe.

Is it the best damn burger in town? No, but it's pretty good. But what it lacks, it more than makes up for it in the unique atmosphere.

You can get urban "gentrified" food in any big city now. What I want when I travel is that hole-in-the-wall with local flavor.

One of the best times I had was in Bermuda when someone suggested I call ahead travel to the tip of the island to these two brothers' home for dinner. The food was less than memorable, but the experience was once in a lifetime.

Mar 20, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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Evening BBQ establishment?

Live Oak will be just the ticket for you. They don't even serve their special of the day until early afternoon (2 or 3). We've never been there that late, but if the regular menu is an indication, get the special (and tell me about it).

Meats are level with Styles Switch. Beef rib isn't as magical, but still worth ordering. Sides are solid. Back patio is sparse but there.

We think it's right up there in the top 3ish depending on the day and there's no line and it doesn't even get going until way after everyone else has closed down.

Mar 19, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Coming to Austin for the first time this weekend

Yes! I was trying to remember the name. I haven't been, but it has a rooftop and you're not paying Four Seasons prices.

We've been waiting for a nice spring day - NOT SxSW to hit it.

Mar 19, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Coming to Austin for the first time this weekend

Sunday brunch either at Lamberts or Coal Vines. Coal Vines has a $10 full-bottle champagne carafe mimosa for brunch and the food has been quite good.

Lamberts does a great happy hour (get the boar ribs). Parkside also has a great happy hour and you can sit at the window and people-watch.

Casino el Camino is an Austin original and is known for it's funky atmosphere, it's surly cooks (you order at the window) and the killer burgers (if you can stand it, the jalapeno bomb is great), Note: I have not been in quite a while and there are rumors the food has really gone downhill.

The above is all walking distance. If you have a car or don't mind a short cab ride (or even taking the tram in some cases), will open up your options for some more "famous" destinations:

Food:
Franklins
Uchi/Uchiko
Melvin's Deli Comfort
Styles Switch
Live Oak BBQ

Place to have a beer for the view:
Red's Porch
Green Mesquite - Rent one of the public bikes (I think there's a depot near your hotel) bike to Barton Springs Pool, then bike down Barton Springs to Green Mesquite and have a growler of Shiner in their backyard - wings are very good there, but not much else)
Lake table at Trio in Four Seasons
Oasis (need a car to drive to Lake Travis) - DRINKS ONLY the food is horrible and the drinks are expensive, but the view is nice.

Bit of a Drive but a very Texas experience:
Ginny's Little Longhorn - Chicken S**t Bingo, y'all!
Salt Lick (food is awful, but it's byob and the experience is full-on Texas)

Go dancing at the Broken Spoke (there's usually a very sweet young man and a very much older man there to help the ladies learn to two-step).

Okay, there's my "shotgun" version of Austin.

Mar 19, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

*Live Crawfish* for Boiling at Home!

Stuffed just sent this:

The catch is beginning to increase and we finally had a little price break. Not much of one but we are finally headed in the right direction. We are getting washed crawfish but they are not yet graded. The farmers hope to start grading in the next week or two.

Live crawfish by the 30 lb sack:
$4.75/lb

Call or stop by one of our stores to place an order for the weekend. We will not be bringing in any extras.

Mar 18, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

OK - Crawfish!

Here's the latest from Stuffed:

Live Crawfish Update
Things have not improved. The price actually went up this week and the quality is still mediocre. We will not be selling live crawfish this weekend. I hope to have better news soon.

Fresh Rainbow Trout
We can do many things with Mr. Trout... Fried, Blackened, over rice with shrimp etouffee or on a Po'Boy. We should have enough to last through tomorrow.

We will also be boiling crawfish on Friday & Saturday. $8.99/lb

The Rainbow Trout & Crawfish will be served at both locations.

Mar 14, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Austin Meetup

I'm game

Mar 12, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Austin Meetup

I vote for after SxSW is over. Let's avoid the ya-hoos.

Mar 11, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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help with Los pinos

I didn't notice the duck mole on the menu, but I'll get it next time I can.

Mar 10, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Austin Meetup

Y'all can email me.

amysueherexo@yahoo.com

Mar 10, 2014
amysuehere in Austin

Austin Meetup

No worries on the kids, guys. I WAS a preschool teacher for 25 kids between 18 months and 3 years. I did that for almost 5 years, so it's not that I don't like kids. It's the parents of "free rangers" that get me (as I was also a waitress and know what a hazard they can be).

Mar 10, 2014
amysuehere in Austin
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