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Man bites dog

The place was lousy. We went there and the corn dog we got was frozen inside. Instead of making a new one if recall they either nuked or deep fried the half eaten one (I can't recall which). It was not good and we never went back

about 22 hours ago
Rptrane in Austin

Best Farmers Market?

Downtown to eat Cedar Park to actually get food to cook/live on. Mueller if you want to be run over by marauding dogs.

1 day ago
Rptrane in Austin

Fork and Vine Hits and Misses

What was bad about it?

1 day ago
Rptrane in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

If you like bread pudding or cheesecake both of theirs gets high marks from NY family.

Mar 03, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

Not nearly as fancy or expensive as other places you are considering but every time I go to the French Quarter Grill I wonder why I don't go more often. The food is very good and their desserts are solid.

Mar 02, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

You could always do Hudsons. They have a groupon or living social I think. It's a steal.

Mar 02, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

HaTe fOod TrAILerS tRaIlORs EtAh

You are probably talking about Mrs. P, which other ones were closed? The good ones are always open but you have to take into account with bad weather these guys are losing their shirts, plus it's damn cold. The Odd Duck guy talked about how bad business would be when it rained, etc. I do feel your pain though.

Mar 01, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Weekend in Austin

How late do you plan on being out? At this point you'l probably end up needing to go to the suburbs for a hotel that's not $1k a night. You'll want to shoot for stuff along the train line if you can, they do extended hours during SXSW.

Feb 28, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Immediate and Urgent Need

Go downtown take her to 24 diner, that's fancy for high school.

Feb 25, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Saturday Lunch

Noble Pig is pretty good.

Feb 24, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

James Beard

Louie Mueller in Taylor has one and they have a less diverse menu than Franklin.

Feb 22, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Cafe du Monde style beignets in Austin Texas?

I go often. My mother loves her pralines and bread pudding. I'd opt for her beignts when she frys them to order. She super nice too. No photos, sorry.

Feb 18, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Dallas to Austin to San Antonio

I used to go there a lot and they just don't care for fatty brisket there Dude likes it lean and because of that there's a high chance it will be dry. the sausage and ribs are another story. It's no coincidence that Stiles Switch has the same issue seeing as how the co-owner worked there. I've said this before on here but if you want BBQ there's no reason to go to Taylor or Lockhart. Austin proper has them beat now.

Feb 17, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

So I went to Bufalina

I can't comment on the wine. I didn't dine in and I don't really drink. Even if I did I don't think I could tolerate restaurant mark up for wine.

Feb 16, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

So I went to Bufalina

After all the hype and talk I went to Bufalina on Sunday night. First the place was packed but there was lots of parking. If you want proof the East side is becoming gentrified this is it. The hipster restaurant was packed to the gills and it appeared most of of the people walked there. The crowd outside the place was so thick I gave up all hope of eating inside so we ordered take out from a guy who looked like Burt from Burt's Bees. He did not give me my change back.

We got two pizza's the brussel sprouts and the margarita pizza. We sampled a slice before driving home, so we could say we ate it hot.The ham on the brussel sprouts pizza was really good. Aside from that the flavors weren't particularly bold although I did enjoy the smoke from the oven and the pizza was cooked but not burned as I often find is the case with pizza cooked in wood ovens.

Honestly to me this place doesn't live up to the hype. It's obvious they care about the food and are using good ingredients but it's just not good enough to justify the cost or trouble. If I had out of towers I wanted to impress I'd still take them to Via 313 over this place.

Feb 16, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Barley Swine vs. Qui

Qui. It's a fun experience just expensive as all get out.

Feb 14, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

I hear good things about Asters but the health rating is consistent low. I can't abide that.

Feb 13, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

The restaurant, Fino, is in a pretty big office building. Honestly I'm kind of shocked they lasted that long. The place has zero visibility from the street and even if you know it's there it's hard to get to. Food is seriously good though. Shame.

Feb 10, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

RIP 9 (IX)

Fino is closing in March..Loved the place but the location stunk.

http://austin.eater.com/2015/2/9/8005...

Feb 09, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Texas BBQ

Haven't been In a while but Louie was my go to place. Good food. Long lines and minimal air conditiong (fans). Place is also a bit of a hole in the wall. Great suasage beef ribs. Brisket is inconsisnet. They don't like fatty brisket so its likely to be dry. Stick to ribs and sausage. To my knowledge its the only James Beard winning Bbq place open in central Texas. Honestly though its not worth the driv given the in town options.

Feb 09, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Texas BBQ

Been to UT Black's as I said above and it's fine bbq. Not in line with La BBQ but considering there are no lines, you can eat inside and they have decent side dishes it's totally fine. The bbq as good smoke but no park of slant and pepper.

Feb 07, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Texas BBQ

It's the best balance of quality and convenience in town. Go early.

Feb 07, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Peached Tortilla

I won't go till they add that Kome dog. That was a bad ass hot dog. had it when they were at the farmer's market.

Feb 06, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Sunday Night Dinner Austin?

I didn't know that. I've been to Carillion on Sundays but apparently they aren't open for dinner. That said Austin Land and Cattle is a great local steakhouse and they have a pre fixe meal on Sundays. Been there had it and it's awesome.

Feb 06, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

RIP VIII

Jezebel is closed as of Feb. 15.

Feb 05, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Special restaurant for a 21st Birthday celebration

I like Hudson's. Food is good but accessibleaccessible and it has a nice atmosphere. I'd also recommend Qui. I can barely afford that place and its really good. Bbq go to La Bbq early. For something fun and dicey go to gordough's public house.

Feb 04, 2015
Rptrane in Austin
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Dai Due, Austin, TX

Its a gotta be a joke.I don't care how hipster the waitress is nobody is saying that for $40 a plate.

Feb 04, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

What Austin really needs

I highly recommend the egg sandwich at 24 Diner. Always solid. I used to enjoy the open faced sandwich at Blue Star Cafeteria but the last time I went it wasn't great.

Feb 04, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Your favorite burgers from 2014?

Had a good burger for lunch at Vino. Incredibly juicy.

Feb 03, 2015
Rptrane in Austin

Sunday Night Dinner Austin?

For Bbq Stiles Switch is a pretty good sit down BBQ place.

Feb 02, 2015
Rptrane in Austin