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Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Fish or Shrimp dish

Don't laugh, but we consumed these multiple times in Paris. Had a very light batter and no heavy greasy fried quality. If we don't have it in Houston, we will be bummed. Thanks for anyone that knows out there!

Aug 21, 2013
jrolli in Houston

Teji's -- Best Indian food in Austin, hand's down.

Delivery only means that inhouse people will wait forever. So last week (early August) Teji required 45 min wait time to prepare one serving and a garlic naan....the dining room turned over twice. One table thhat came when I did got a free entree for the wait time, as I overheard the excuse because they filled their first delivery. Write this outfit off. Glad I don't need to go there again.

Aug 15, 2013
jrolli in Austin

Boston Cream Pie

where is the thumbs down button? Any other suggestions out there?

Aug 12, 2013
jrolli in Austin

Early Bird Specials

Who knew? Cheers!!

Jan 05, 2013
jrolli in Austin

Early Bird Specials

Would love to know which Austin Restaurants might have early dining specials.

Jan 02, 2013
jrolli in Austin

Malaysian food hunt

Then you need to go to Melay Satey Hut, 2 locations in Seattle WA. And the BEST on this continent is Banana LEaf in Vancouver BC. This is not a chain although I know of at least 1 other BL in Houston. But the Vancouver BC has to be the gourmet variety--Black Cod to melt in your mouth.
Melay Satey Hut in Seattle and Banana Leav in Vancouver BC have set THE standard.
Glad to update this, but sad that I couldn't find other listings in the west.

Mar 14, 2012
jrolli in San Diego

Best BBQ?

WHOA Best BBQ needs an update! Go: Franklin BBQ. PHENOMENA 3421 N 35, north side between Edgewood and Concordia streets, Wed-Sun at 11-12. before they sell out daily to the privileged few. They are hunting a brick and mortar site so more of Austin can enjoy the artestry off their giant smokers. Someone said that 1st bite gives them the shivers--this is succulent, salt/pepper brown edge, glorious meat to melt and tantalize every savory taste bud you can handle. This is forgotten slow process BBQ that is naturally fork tender because they start with quality meat. They love making the sides as well, and Aaron and crew are so marvelously humble-proud of what comes out--that ya gotta love these guys for bring the glory back to eating in Texas. They love their ribs and we love their brisket-- You no longer need to drive to Taylor, Lancaster or any other place else.

Nov 01, 2010
jrolli in Austin

Please help critique my upcoming Aus itinerary

Coopers attempts to short cut BBQ process by over-brine soaking all their meats, makes them mushy and hardly BBQ. They don't even cook them over open fire anymore but in ovens. The end process is salty with raw fat that was never heat rendered or congealed. Expensive yuk

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Q
1125 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Oct 24, 2009
jrolli in Austin