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RIP VIII

Jamrz / In The Buns is pushing daisies. It was at Lake Creek & 183 in the strip mall on the northwest corner.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/JAM...

Dec 08, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

Thai Passion is now in the spot at Anderson Mill & 183 on the southbound side that used to be Ryan's Steakhouse --> Hoover's North ---> Kohnami.

I also saw that there is a place called Arturo's Border Cafe in the Noble Pig's old original spot in the strip mall at 620 and El Salido.

Nov 26, 2014
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Austin Food Truck App?

Take a look at truxmap. I think it exists for iOS and Android.

Nov 17, 2014
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Davod's

Wow. Even the potato place in the Lakeline Mall food court turns out a better kebab plate than that-- and does so for a couple dollars less. Sorry your lunch was lame, but we appreciate the heads-up and the pic. If I find myself craving Mediterranean food in that area, I'm sticking with Shandeez Grill.

Sep 19, 2014
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Davod's

I'm not ready to write the place off yet-- I'll go back sometime and try a kabob and the hummus (they were out of hummus today) and see what a mediterranean samosa is like. Maybe there is a sweet spot in there somewhere. I look forward to seeing what other folks think as they try it as well.

Aug 13, 2014
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Davod's

My choice in this area (Anderson Mill & 183) would be Shandeez Grill.

Aug 13, 2014
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Davod's

I tried Davod's today at lunch. It's mostly a store, with lots of spices, canned/jarred goods, hookahs and some cookware, and a small refrigerated/frozen section. In the back is an order window and three 2-person tables.

The owners are friendly, and I thought the food was decent, but it didn't stand out in any way. With 4 paper-thin slices of beef & lamb 'loaf', I thought my gyro was a bit light on the meat. It was a little more expensive than Sarah's, Pars Deli, etc. A gyro, a piece of baklava and water came to $10.71 before any tip. I did like the grilled onions in the Gyro.

Website: http://davodsmediterranean.com (LOL, the site has changed since lunch even!)

Aug 13, 2014
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Prime Brisket

USDA prime grade whole packers.

Aug 07, 2014
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Prime Brisket

I buy prime briskets at Costco here in Austin. I'd imagine most Costcos would have the same items.

Aug 07, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

Speaking of pizza takeovers, also on the way to lunch today I saw a banner up at Pizza Bistro (Gracy Farms & MoPac near Taco Deli http://goo.gl/maps/iBIXi ) saying it was reverting back to being a Mangia Pizza.

Jul 21, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

So I went to Polvo's north location off of Bratton Ln. for lunch today and I saw that the brick & mortar version of Garbo's (Lobster Truck) looks ready to open. It's in the same spot where Gumbo's originally was and that was later Yoli's Place and then who knows what. Here is a map because I have learned my lesson. :-)

http://goo.gl/maps/R773A

Jul 21, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

Hehe, sorry for the confusion. It's here http://goo.gl/maps/1w7Ze about where it says "Dream Dinners". Next time I will locate it using more Chowhound-ish places like Stuffed and Noble Sandwich Co. instead of DQ and Subway. :-)

Jul 17, 2014
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RIP VIII

Kohnami at 183 & Anderson Mill (former Hoover's, and Ryan's Steakhouse location) is pushing up daisies. There is a lockout notice on the door.

Jul 16, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

There is a sign up for a place called "Zaitoon Mediterranean Grill" at 620 & Lake Creek behind the Dairy Queen and Subway there.

Jul 16, 2014
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Best steamed Alaskan King Crab legs / Snow crab legs?

You can probably cross Freda's Seafood Grille off of the list because the crab legs I had there were boiled and not steamed so they were watery and washed out. I should have known better than to order them because the menu actually says "boiled". My bad was assuming that they would be boiled with seasoning or that maybe they actually meant steamed. No, straight-up boiled and flavorless.

Jul 05, 2014
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Antimo Caputo 00 Pizza Flour

Blue

Jun 03, 2014
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Antimo Caputo 00 Pizza Flour

I have purchased it at Central Market on Lamar before. I went through a phase of making the Jeff Varasano pizza dough and had been ordering Caputo 00 online. I felt pretty dumb when I found I could have been buying it locally much cheaper and easier. Take this with a grain a of salt though, because it was at least 3 years ago and I have no idea if they still carry it.

Jun 03, 2014
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Dim Sum

I think there is also Ivy's Deli by Ikea. No idea if it's good or bad because I haven't been, just seen it driving past.

http://www.ivysdelidimsum.com/

May 19, 2014
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Tamale House to close

Sounds almost exactly like what Dot Hewitt's family said when she passed and they chose not to keep Dot's Place open.

May 06, 2014
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Local Bottled Water Question...Austin

HEB (a Texas grocery chain) carries quite a variety of waters. This is a local one I can think of offhand that I didn't see in your list.

http://drinkcrazywater.com/cw/

May 06, 2014
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Austin Food Memories

You're right-- it was just called Gator's.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/1...

May 02, 2014
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Austin Food Memories

One time we had such a long wait at the Magic Time Machine that we ordered a pizza and had it delivered to their waiting room-- they said no one had ever done that before and they were impressed enough that they gave us free beers to go with it.

Calabash on Manor Rd. made me realize that it was possible for salads to taste good. Bitter End was the other place that had one of the first salads I liked.

I liked the colanders-for-lampshades idea at the defunct Cafe Spiazzo in Westlake so much that I duplicated it at home.

One night I met some friends at Stelline's in northwest Austin and it ended up turning into a first date with a friend-of-a-friend and we went out for the next year and a half.

Stopping by the Fillin' Station for dinner after swimming all afternoon at Barton Springs.

Pot roast at Barbara Ellen's on highway 71.

May 02, 2014
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Austin Food Memories

Alligator Grill. We used to go there for happy hours after work. They had 10-cent crawfish and 10-cent peel & eat shrimp specials.

May 02, 2014
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BBQ Outfitters Big Green Egg Festival

I went to an eggfest with a friend last year out at the Iguana Grill on 620 and it was actually a pretty good time. The food did vary a bit with the skills of the folks who cooked and I sampled things I both liked and disliked. I think some folks try to stand out by cooking things that aren't necessarily suited for a grill (like the eggrolls you mentioned).

Last year at least there was no line for beverages and I think the only thing we had to wait for was face painting for the kiddo and then a pretty long wait after the event for my friend to pick up the egg he bought at the end of the day. I think they gave them out in registration order and he decided he wanted an egg last minute. I want to say it was $35/person last year so maybe they had more folks working the beverage service?

As for the egg itself it seemed to be pretty decent quality heavy ceramic. I helped disassemble it and load it into a truck and then set it up again on the other end. I've had some good brisket cooked on it at my friend's house over the past year, but I know he added a computer-controlled fan contraption to it to control the temperature.

Apr 28, 2014
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Lunch in North/Northwest Austin

Sagiang, Asia Cafe, Chen's Noodle House, Reale's, Osaka Mansun

Apr 01, 2014
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Bob's Chop and Steak House?

I've gotten dry aged ribeyes at the Lakeline farmer's market before. I want to say it was $20-something / lb and from Winters Beef.

EDIT: http://wintersfamilybeef.com/

Mar 31, 2014
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El Patio is 60

Maybe that's it-- I always get the guacamole and a couple of their flat tacos with queso drizzled over the top on those fresh fried tortillas.

Jan 24, 2014
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El Patio is 60

I'd happily eat there, but I very rarely do because if I'm driving "all the way into town" (I live up in WilCo) and I want Mexican food I go to Cisco's or Habanero or Polvo's.

Jan 24, 2014
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Kiss my grits !!

The north location of Hoover's used to be close to my house and I pretty much ate my way through the whole menu and came to the conclusion that Hoover's is best for breakfasts and chicken fried steak.

Dec 04, 2013
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Kiss my grits !!

I like the garlic cheddar version at Hoover's.

Dec 03, 2013
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