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Today's Groupon 512 BBQ

Eating high quality food at places I couldn't afford on a regular basis.

Dec 18, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Today's Groupon 512 BBQ

I miss the old day sod groupon and living social. I was buying those things weekly, eating like a doctor. All the good restaurants we went back to.

Dec 17, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Anyone know of good food around the Erin Center?

If you like pizza go Via 313, they are open late and are on the East side. Not close but not that far away either. Clay Pit is decent Indian food, not too far. I can't think of anything great within walking distance.

Dec 17, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Golden Corral

They were at an event I went to. Definition of shoe leather. They should be ashamed.

Dec 17, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Golden Corral

All buffets are bad news. I can't recall the last one I had good food at. Even the brunch buffet at the Four Season sucks. At least Golden Corral has the decency not to charge you $60.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Golden Corral

Yes I'm talking about that location. I think one down the road on Lamar closed when they opened that one. If you have 10 bucks and no time that' s a really quick lunch.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Golden Corral

It varies by who mans the grill. It's like getting a steak on a cruise ship or at a resort. Sometimes you get the person who doesn't cook manning the station and sometimes you get somebody who knows what they are doing.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Gordough's Public House

I did. I'm secure in my masculinity.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin
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Gordough's Public House

It was basically a fried chicken sandwich. The bread was probably less healthy than normal but 99 percent of all restaurants has a variation on this sandwich.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Gordough's Public House

Went there for the first time last night. The sandwich, the Saussy Cock, was actually pretty good. I was kind of fearing a greasy mess. Instead it was just a regular mess. The home made chips were pretty good but lacked much salt, probably a good thing. Didn't have dessert but I've had the stuff from the trailer and can vouch for it.
The one thing I hated was the service. I felt like the waiter didn't want me there. The place was almost empty but he kept coming to get my plate while I was still eating and grab the check when I was still figuring out what to pay him.

Dec 16, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Please help finalize Austin itinerary (researched!)

Sorry on mobile. 313 is correct. Bangers is nothing special.

Dec 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Please help finalize Austin itinerary (researched!)

Skip bangers Ns get pizza at via 314. Awesome stuff.

Dec 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Golden Corral

Look their fried chicken. Is good and if you are there when they are grilling steak its not bad. In fact its better than some sit down restaurant steaks. That said nothing will lower your opinion of humanity more than eating there. So many kids and wheelchair bound adults. Its like Wall-e. Plus its always packed 24 7. People park on the grass. I haven't been in four years. Nothing good can come of it. .

Dec 15, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Vegan Restaurant Options?

Bombay express in North Austin between Howard and Parmer by the Walmart on I-35.

Dec 11, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Sugar cane juice

I've seen it at the farmer's market at Lakeline.

Dec 11, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

The Peached Tortilla’s Brick and Mortar Now Open With Banh Mi Tacos and Plenty of Booze

I like the hot dog with fried onions.

Dec 10, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

RIP VIII

Ate their under the In the Bun name via a groupon or living social. It was decent and if I recall they served Main Root but the location was horrible.

Dec 08, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

small dinner rolls?

\\Go to Central Market and get those brioche buns.. Small and very good.

Dec 06, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Two SF folks headed to Austin for 48 hours: Where should we eat?

I also think a Jack Allen's or Ze Tejas would be a good choice as well. More Texas than mex.

Dec 04, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Two SF folks headed to Austin for 48 hours: Where should we eat?

Saturday I suggest Amaya for Mexican breakfast but someone else might have a better suggestion. I'd do a good breakfast somewhere downtown and avoid the Franklin line. La BBQ is nearby and the food is just as good and the line is 1-2 hours max vs. all day. If you are staying in Cedar Park already I'd consider going to Hudson's on the Bend for dinner. It's a nice place, pricey but it has a very Texasy menu.

Dec 03, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Favorite Breakfast Tacos

This may be sacrilege but I love Bill Miller's Tacos. Places like Amaya's does better on a good day (green peppers in the eggs) but for quick cheap and filling I don't think they can be beat. Plus they are everywhere.

Dec 03, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Chilantro is moving into the former A-OK Chinese location.

Dec 01, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Where is Hardhat XII or whatever

Bought books at book people and had dinner at a non chain restaurant. It was great. Cut my costs in half.

Nov 29, 2014
Rptrane in Austin
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RIP VIII

Overpriced Chinese food in an area with great Chinese food. This whole idea was folly.

Nov 29, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Thanksgiving at The Carillon

We went to Hoover's one year and had good food but found the portions extremely small for the price. That said it sounds better than the Carillion dinner. I would have been pissed. We went to La BBQ and bout a bunch of que a few days ahead of schedule froze it and defrosted it on Thursday.

Nov 29, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Thanksgiving at The Carillon

More info? I know it costs a lot.

Nov 28, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

NY chowhound visiting Austin

Stiles is a good late night solution as they run a real restaurant and have food available at night. I like those guys and they actually have good sides but they don't compare to LA BBQ.

Nov 26, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in Austin for "Best of 2014."

Perhaps I'm nitpicking but I found that Yellow Jacket place's website frustrating to read. How bout posting an easy to read menu guys.

Nov 25, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

NY chowhound visiting Austin

Gordough's for novelty sweets also damn good.

Nov 24, 2014
Rptrane in Austin

Zagat's Top 10 Austin Burgers

Little brown barrel has a nice burger during happy hour.

Nov 19, 2014
Rptrane in Austin