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Zagat's Top 10 Austin Burgers

Little brown barrel has a nice burger during happy hour.

Nov 19, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

The food is good but not always great at Max's but I'm always left wondering if the cost.

Nov 14, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Where to get good smoked turkey?

I love a good smoked turkey. If I could stomach a drive to Louie Mueller I'd go and get a turkey. As I said in my original post a year ago that worked out really well. Turkey was good and peppery. It's like their BBQ.
A word to the wise for those doing the Christmas Story holiday dinner Ho Ho is slammed on holidays. Like everybody is eating Chinese food. I bet most of the places are like that.

Nov 14, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

I'll pretend you didn't say that. There is Frank and if you have the coin fogo de chao. I like max' swine dive no idea if gf though.

Nov 14, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Where to get good smoked turkey?

Any ideas for holiday eats this year? I think we ended up doing chinese last year. None of te good local bbq places are doing turkey's. Switch only does breasts.

Nov 14, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Kelp noodles - who knew - at WF and Wheatsville, at least

Is this the same as miracle rice? I saw it on a cooking show.

Nov 12, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

What Austin-y gift would you send someone?

Tito's sweet tea vodka has been a hit.

Nov 12, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

I'm not a big fan but what about Bangers? I'd imagine a lot of their sausage is Gluten free. Also what about Moonshine

Nov 12, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Raw Milk? Cow Shares? Goat Shares?

Milk King also has great cheese. They are at the Lakeline Farmer's market every Saturday. I wish they still made queso.

Nov 11, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Gardner (from the chefs of Contigo)

Yah now they are going to overcharge you for a plate of veggies? I went Qui and that starter plate of Veggies is a total rip off. Seriously? I have a spiralizer at home. That said the actual dishes were good but this wasn't even a salad.

Nov 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Gardner (from the chefs of Contigo)

I don't think Contigo is a much better value. They don't even have to heat the place and they still charge a lot. This is on the east side right? It's kinda funny. The east side is poor but some seriously price restaurants are popping up over there.

Nov 07, 2014
Rptrane in Austin
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where can I buy beef kidney suet

Call Salt and Time. I bet they either have it or can get one some.

Nov 02, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

BBQ between San Antonio and Austin Airport

Cooper's is really the only spot outside of Lockhart worth stopping at. Cooper's is much easier to get to than Lockhart and they keep full restaurant hours. You won't get the crust you get at the other BBQ places but the flavor is solid.

Oct 31, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Cafe du Monde style beignets in Austin Texas?

There's a lady from New Orleans who makes them at Cedar Park Farmer's market. Although I don't know if she makes them fresh there anymore. The pralines are very good though.

Oct 20, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

I did

Oct 18, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

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

No experience here but Creek Road Cafe has decent yelp reviews.

Oct 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

My brunch

Oct 13, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

I went for brunch and was very underwhelmed. The much lauded biscuits were big doughy and without much flavor. I had the omelet with fries and chili. Everything was just okay. The fries weren't fries. They were potatoes without much crisp. The lady's food was equally unremarkable. The grits were just okay, no salt or flavor, even the cheese grits weren't very special. To top it off the wait was very long, an hour after being seated. That's super long for breakfast food. They were polite enough about everything that I'd be willing to give them another try. The service wasn't going well and the managers on duty were feverishly trying to fix things with the kitchen. If considering a trip for dinner I would hesitate until they get the kinks out.

Oct 12, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

I agree but you can't eat at La BBQ after dark, always sold out by 2 p.m.

Oct 10, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

The menu was added to their facebook. As of yesterday it wasn't on their web site.

Oct 10, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

Stubbs? Why not roll the dice on Stiles Switch before 3 p.m. Oh and Snack Bar is totally underwhelming and not worth the effort.

Oct 10, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

I hope the GF was lying but I don't think she was. The chips they use are pretty good they pair well with the sandwiches.

Oct 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

When she asked it was back in the old location pre expansion so this isn't a new thing.

Oct 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

Green pastures is very expensive.

Oct 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

I thought the same thing. My girlfriend asked them about them and were told they were pre made kettle chips. I was crestfallen.

Oct 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

Odd duck isn't special enough IMO. Can't speak to Barley Swine. I never eat bbq sauce and to my knowledge La bbq doesn't sauce it's meat while cooking. All sauce is available as a side. Noble sandwich does not make their chips from scratch. Found out the hard way.

Oct 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

Best Burger: Bar burger at Austin Land & Cattle on Lamar.
Best Ice Cream: Lick is very good. The cheddar ice cream is good at Qui.
Birthday Dinner: If you have a car and don't mind a drive I think Hudson's on the Bend is a good choice. Lots of game meat, very Texas. I also love Carillion, but they keep changing chefs so who knows.
Bbq and Gluten Free: I'd go to La BBQ. As far as I know salt, pepper and meat have no gluten. Sucks because you can't get food past 1:30 but it's very good. Skip Franklin's.
Best Tacos: Never had a bad taco honestly.
Quick breakfast: Not sure based on your location. I like the food at 24 Hour diner and Magnolia is a local institution but it's not very comfy in side.
Food truck: Gordough's is the only truck that I think is worth going out of your way for right now.

Oct 07, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Which Churrascaria?

I've been to good ones. Honestly at that price just have an epic bbq dinner at a good place in town.

Oct 06, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

Any information on their menu? Their website is useless.

Oct 03, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Which Churrascaria?

I thought Estancia was better and cheaper. Add in parking and Estancia wins. That said you can go to a top tier BBQ for less money and get better food, seriously.

Oct 01, 2014
Rptrane in Austin