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Immediate and Urgent Need

My HS girl is arriving at 8:20 - I'm thinking of Ra Majal. Can you bastards help me soon with a plan for tonight? I'm thinking food, a little music, an so on.

Feb 25, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

What Austin really needs

If you are ever in Wichita, KS, there's a very good Malay restaurant. Excellent Nasi Lemak. I had work there for a while, and went frequently. I have a Malaysian friend that worked with me in Austin that would bring home cooked food to work - sooo lucky for me. I want to go to Malaysia just to eat!

Feb 18, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Kids' Menus

Thanks chauvina - very helpful!

Feb 17, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

Just what I figured - mask yourself in hyperbole and the thesaurus. I bet you've never eaten crickets. All in good fun btw ;-)

Feb 05, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

Oh Conquer - post a vid of you eating those silkworms and then we will talk....

Feb 05, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

Oh wow, I never knew that. From what I've sensed, it was a way to get protein during times where there was no other way. When in Oaxaca, the old ladies had three different sizes - I only ate the smallest size, which was stir-fried in chile and lime and salt. Once I got over the original hang-up, they were yummy.

Feb 05, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Dai Due, Austin, TX

I ate plenty of crickets in Oaxaca. Does anyone serve Chapulines in Austin? I doubt it.

I've also experienced crickets after telling jokes.

Feb 05, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

It's fascist, if you ask me....

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Kids' Menus

Well, they typically just ate off of the adults' plates. But they are getting bigger. My 6.9 YO daughter has a wonderful palate - gorgonzola, olives, charcuterie, really almost anything. My jackass 4.5 YO son prefers to play rather than to eat, but he isn't predisposed to any typical kid's food other than ramens and a copious amount of candy.

I do really like the comedic tone of the lilbuco link.

The best thing that I've found is savory weekend dim sum, where we all share....

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

Especially the "observe only" items......my theory with sauce it that it should always leave you wanting - Abbrev's carries that concept wonderfully.

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin
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Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

buzzkill dconnor! ;-)

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Weekend in Austin

OMFG! I had too many tabs open.....I thought that I was looking at that joke restaurant, and I was laughing out loud. I got to the end, and then realized that it was Odd Ducks' brunch menu.

The $12 waffle with bacon, pear butter, foie gras cream, and hot sauce got me laughing.

Corn Dog - chorizo verde, fried egg foam, chile maple.....funny.

Omelette - caviar, bone marrow, creme, and potato strings....hilarious.

I'm sure it's all good, but that's what happened to me this afternoon!

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin
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Special restaurant for a 21st Birthday celebration

Where do they normally go? Are cocktails in order for the 21 year old? I assume that you will have a vehicle, but where are you staying? Its fun to ride the train and go to Rainey Street.

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin
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Kids' Menus

OK, you got me. I didn't want to reply saying "that's the stupidest joke of a menu I have ever seen." I guess the joke's on me!

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Where's the boudin?

I agree - looks like the bomb to me. Sqwertz should check that out, too.

Feb 04, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Too much Old Bay and too much ground red pepper.

Oh man, I'm sorry - my first thought would be to bulk up the soup to make more volume w/o those ingredients. But with crab, that could be expensive....maybe Maryland crab and shrimp soup?

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Home Cooking

challah french toast?

Thanks for bringing it up again - not like some sort of technological breakthrough has occurred since 2007.

I say yes on a bit of sugar in the egg/cream bath, as well as vanilla or almond extract. Thin slices of challah - most are way too thick.And real maple syrup.

Sometimes, I put enough sweetness in the egg bath and have no syrup at all - this can be in the form of refined sugar, maple syrup, etc. But that's how I had it in childhood (extreme SE TX...cajun pain-perdu). Could be why I'm biased against completely unsweetened bread with syrup. I like it best sweet w/o syrup, like this:

http://www.moutons.org/Recipes/Jerrys...
http://www.gumbopages.com/food/breakf...

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Gumbo North of the River

I actually like Captain Benny's for that old school charm. I remember a lighter gumbo, which was similar to my real Mom's.

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Best Bloody Mary

Wow, that sounds good. Would have never thought of shrimp in a bloddy mary, nor vodka in a seafood cocktail!

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Cooking When You are Poor

This is the method I use for white rice, except that I don't rinse. Maybe I should. I partially toast the rice in butter, then pour in cold water and the specified ratio. Another difference is that when it is done, I turn the rice with a fork and then cover for 10 min. I'll try your way next time.

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in General Topics

Best Bloody Mary

Wow, that looks good, and healthy. Was the concoction salted other than the rim?

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/v...

If you get a chance, try the Taco Flats. I'd have taken a picture, but it is not that photogenic (it's the color of a Dr. Pepper - I was wary until I tasted it).

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Where's the boudin?

Oh, I ordered boudin in Paris once, and the waiter tried to steer me away from it. It was the most godawful thing: a loose casing filled with entrails - smelled like really bad feet.

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Recipes from Victor's Italian Restaurant

Oh man, I'd love to see this resolved. Too bad the OP never returned. Thanks sqwertz for sleuthing for him or her. Looks like it was near where the little craft mall is today. Maybe that was the last decent italian joint in Austin.

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Where's the boudin?

slowcooked, I have yes to find great boudin here. I grew up making it with my step-mom.....we would wrap, weigh, and price it and sell it by word of mouth in Orange TX. I was excited about SD until you said that there's no pork liver. To me, pork liver is an essential part of SE louisiana style boudin. Central Market sometimes sells it, but there's no liver - it tastes like something is......missing.

I wish I still had the old cast-iron sausage maker, as my step-brother hocked it to buy some weed.

I will say I have to tried Evangeline's boudin. Although, to me, that's the best cajun place we have.

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin
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Kids' Menus

Why do kids' menus have to be so pedestrian? Chicken fingers, quesadillas, fries, mac and cheese, etc. I have never given my kids chicken fingers or nuggets. They go all apeshit over mac and cheese, but only if it is decent. There is never anything green on a kids menu, so they often just eat off of our plates.

Are there any inventive kids menus in Austin?

Feb 03, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Best Bloody Mary

I searched, and the last thread was from 08

I had a wonderful bloody mary at Taco Flats on Saturday ($5 for brunch). It was different....escabeche in the bottom (escabeche is house-made) and a very dark color. I could have had three of them. Their shuffleboard table leans to the south and dips toward the east, so beware.

Feb 02, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Peached Tortilla

I haven't been yet, even though it is around the corner. Any input on their dinner menu?

Feb 02, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Your favorite burgers from 2014?

I'm backtracking after my hiatus.....

Top Notch - the regular with shredded cheddar and jalapenos is good. It isn't on the menu, but just a custom order. I think that they're the only place in town where charcoal is grandfathered, but I could be wrong. I wish that they would improve their buns, but I do repect the new owners not really changing anything (except for the hours and having cool events, which is nice).

I don't do many high end burgers, although I will be going to Peached Tortilla soon.

And I've had many more Whopper Jr.s than I care to admit!

Feb 02, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Gumbo North of the River

You are right. I went there once and the gumbo was off the charts. I raved about it, then took some co-workers there. It was just okay that time.....nothing to rave about.

Reminds me of the tamales at Dart Bowl.

Feb 02, 2015
rudeboy in Austin

Gumbo North of the River

I've been wanting to go there for a while. How big is the bowl?

Feb 02, 2015
rudeboy in Austin