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Sunday Brunch, downtown Austin, please!

No buffet though.

Jul 19, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sunday Brunch, downtown Austin, please!

Trio is very expensive. People like the Moonshine's brunch although not in your area.

Jul 17, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Austin Hounds' NOLA recommendations for a 20th anny

Mother's. I think it's near the Harrah's casino, if that's still there.

Jul 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Can't Believe It's That Time Again, But...

I went to Maggiano's last week and it was totally underwhelming. We were both really disappointed. Service was also bad, the place is a zoo.

Jul 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Can't Believe It's That Time Again, But...

Do you like the food there? I wasn't impressed. Better place to pick up high end grocery items than food. Hope you have a good time!

Jul 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Scarlet Rabbit

Honestly I have a feeling you'll be disappointed. Greenhouse wasn't very impressive to me. They should certainly perfect restaurant 1 before opening restaurant 2.

Jul 10, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Best meal deal at an upscale restaurant

HH is totally solid at Flemings. Try McCormick and Schmidt's and the HH at Kona Grill. Not as high end as Flemming but the value and quality are pretty high.

Jul 07, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Best meal deal at an upscale restaurant

I also think the pre fixe deal at The Four Season's restaurant and at the Carillion. Tons of value at both places although the Carillion is more expensive.

Jul 06, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Best meal deal at an upscale restaurant

The happy hour burger at Austin Land and Cattle

Jul 05, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Mid Range restaurant recommendations

Odd Duck is Tapas. Might not work well for large groups.

Jul 04, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Mid Range restaurant recommendations

Go to Moonshine. Lots of women giggling and partying there. The drinks are good.

Jul 04, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Chapli N IH-35 and W Howard

That location must be on top of an Indian burial ground. It was a decent Italian place a few years back then became a poorly reviewed Mexican restaurant. It sat empty for a while in between.
The landlord must be pretty crummy. They always seem to be about two years behind on removing the signs for the old business.

Jul 02, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Is Qui better than ESK?

Honestly it sounds like all you wanted was a salad. Maybe you should have just gotten the salad.

Jul 01, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Where to buy Boylan's Soda?

I believe Central Market has it.

Jul 01, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

G's Dynamite Sandwiches

Never even heard of this place. Sutter's site sucks at being able to see newly added content. He seems content at being where people find good BBQ.

Jun 25, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Rehearsal Dinner Recommendations

Odd Duck will expensive if the people don't want to go to P Terry's afterward. Love the place but it's tapas.

Jun 24, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Gordon ruined El Greco. Can it be saved from the RIP thread?

The UK version is way better than the US version. The guys in the US seem far more arrogant and less willing to listen and make changes.

Jun 23, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Today - World Cup and great food

I thought all the Old School Bar and Grills were closed.

Jun 22, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Hard Hat XI

I went to Craftfood but I wasn't really impressed. At leas not enough to spend more money on their food. They need to really amp up the execution of the place they are already running prior to expansion.

Jun 22, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Micklethwait Craft Meats is the new Franklin?

Step up from Bill Miller's. A slight elevation from Rudy's. It is all about context and for me and ease of actually getting food. Even if Franklin was as good as everybody says it is, and to me it isn't, it's definitely not worth all the trouble. I went to La BBQ this week too and had food in under a half hour.

Jun 21, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Micklethwait Craft Meats is the new Franklin?

I made it out to Micklewaiths this week. Had a two meat plate, chicken and a brisket. Couldn't deal with a beef rib. They only sell them one pound at a time. $19 was a just a little steep for lunch.
Brisket was good not great. Potato salad was not good, potatoes were VERY undercooked. They were almost raw. I really liked the jalapeno cheese grits though. Even an hour later they had a good consistency and flavor. Brisket is okay, no crust to speak of. Flavor was decent. Honestly I didn't find it much better than the Mueller HEB brisket I had last weekend. Chicken was good. I also sampled a piece of buttermilk pie. I liked the pie crust a bit more than the pie but overall it was pretty good.
As an honorable mention the only sausage they had was a thai chili sausage. I was given a sample but didn't buy one.It had good heat but nothing out of bounds.

Overall if you want decent, but not exception BBQ with no wait this place is fine. It's definitely not worth going out of your way for though.

Jun 21, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Qui: The Good and the Meh

Weeknights it's pretty easy. I did a birthday dinner and it wasn't even required.

Jun 20, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Rehearsal Dinner Recommendations

That place is awesome but very spendy. What about Austin Land and Cattle. It's a slightly downmarket version of Perry's.

Jun 20, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Hard Hat XI

He actually filed legal papers against his grandson who had to change the name of the restaurant. Original Lockhart location was in business 1,000 year sand just now wants to come to Austin.

Jun 20, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

First Meal in Austin?

Lamberts isn't awesome bbq but it like the food there a lot. For just a regular restaurant experince you'll be happy. John mueller meat co. Might have bbq. He seems forgotten now though. Truly 2 pm is too late for the A plus places. Stiles is your best bet.

Jun 18, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

Jack is good no reservations but they turn over tables pretty quickly. I don't think you'll need a reservation at Threadgills. Never been there when it was super busy.

Jun 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

RIP VIII

It was okay but not fantastic. Good enough to go back. Search archives there was a thread dedicated to the place.

Jun 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

visiting Austin next week where should I eat ,Barbecue other good food

Ease up. The board doesn't have the capacity to do wikis or stickies as it relates to these subjects and in all fairness things move quickly.

Jun 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin
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Dinner @ LaV.

Yeah I'm that guy who asks how much shit costs. Even if it's someplace expensive I'll ask. I'm not paying for mineral water when tap will do.
I think that's a scumbag move by the restaurant. From everything I can see the prices are high enough without gouging.

Jun 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin
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Is Qui better than ESK?

what did you have?

Jun 14, 2014
Rptrane in Austin