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"Supper" Barbecue?

+1 for Mann's. I love their pork ribs and pulled pork. They even have the vineagar sauce to go with the pulled pork.

Mar 01, 2012
Joelle in Austin

What are your favorite ethnic markets?

My favorite Indian grocer is MGM Indian Foods at 7427 Burnet Rd. The guy there has been very helpful every time I've been in there.

www.mgmindianfoods.com

Jul 20, 2010
Joelle in Austin

Tamales for Christmas Party

I second the Curra's recommendation. The masa is airy, the shredded pork filling is delicious and they are large. The best I've had in Austin.

Dec 07, 2009
Joelle in Austin

Zi Pizza

Thanks for the report sgarland!

Sep 21, 2009
Joelle in Austin

Zi Pizza

I'm having some friends over for a poker party this week and I'm going to order pizza. Has anyone tried Zi Pizza? There's a new one that opened recently on Anderson Ln. and I thought I might try it if it's any good. I think there's another location somewhere in town. Thanks!

Sep 15, 2009
Joelle in Austin

Any Ethiopian places?

A group of us went to Taste of Ethiopia on Monday and it was great. We had the vegetarian sampler and Key Siga Wot. It was plenty of food for three. The beef was tender and flavorful in the Key Siga Wot and there was a nice selection of veggies in the sampler fosolia (carrots and green beans), tikil gomen (cabbage and carrots), Yemisir Wot (lentils), Ater Kik (split peas), Gomen (collard greens) and Eggplant Wot. My favorite of the veggies was the Eggplant. Unfortunately we were the only people there the whole time we ate. Hopefully it was just slow because of the holiday.

Jan 21, 2009
Joelle in Austin

Cajun Cracklins and Boudin?

On Friday's Hoover's has a smoked boudin special. I think it's very good. Have any true boudin afficianados out there tried it there? What do you think?

Dec 08, 2008
Joelle in Austin

Uncle Billy's - BIG Turn Around!

My favorite place for pulled pork is Mann's up on 183 at Ohlen. The pulled pork at Uncle Billy's is good, but not as good as Mann's and Mann's has the real deal vinegar sauce to go with theirs. I love the beer at Uncle Billy's, but don't go there very often because the parking situation drives me crazy. Also the service, as many have noted, often leaves much to be desired.

Sep 22, 2008
Joelle in Austin

The Winning Restaurants in the Hot Sauce Festival

Wonder if the special salsa from Curra's is the warm orange/red sauce they serve with the tamales. It's different from their regular red sauce and pretty good too.

Aug 27, 2008
Joelle in Austin

Best French Fries in Austin

Believe it or not It's Italian up on Bratton Ln. has some of the best frites I've had outside of Belgium. They double fry them just like the Belgians. I imagine they could whip up a sauce to go with them if you ask.

Jul 16, 2008
Joelle in Austin

Bored of Options Spicewood/Mopac

Too bad, you must have hit them on a bad night. I go there a couple of times a month and the BBQ is good to excellent.

Sep 11, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Bored of Options Spicewood/Mopac

I'll second the vote for BBQ at Mann's. They have awesome pulled pork and the pork ribs get better and better everytime I've had them. Fried green tomatoes made to order too.

Sep 11, 2007
Joelle in Austin

The Sandwich Joint

Thanks guys!

Jun 07, 2007
Joelle in Austin

The Sandwich Joint

My husband stopped by a couple of Thursday's ago at 6 PM to pick up some sandwiches for post HH and they were closed. Any idea if this was an abberation? He didn't see any hours on the door.

May 30, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Thali anywhere?

I originally mentioned Sarovar, but then I re-read whizdog's post and saw it. Sorry!

Apr 24, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Fried Calamari

I'll second the vote for It's Italian. The marinara sauce they serve with it is very good too. We also enjoy their wood oven pizza. Give 'em a try!

Apr 02, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Oxacan Tamaleo is Moving

Actually it looks like yesterday was the last day. My husband just stopped by to try and get some Mole and tamales for dinner and they're already closed.

Mar 29, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Oxacan Tamaleo is Moving

Somehow my earlier post about the impending move of Oxacan Tamaleo moving to a new location was removed. My husband picked up some of their delicious posole for dinner last night and it looks like today is their last day at the Anderson Ln. location. They're moving out near ABIA on Hwy. 71. We'll really miss having easy access to their spicy and delicious Mole and Green Chili Pork.

Mar 29, 2007
Joelle in Austin

Thai and Vietnamese in Irving

Much appreciated!

Mar 22, 2007
Joelle in Texas

Thai and Vietnamese in Irving

I'll be in Irving this weekend. Anyone have recommendations for good Thai or Vietnamese there? Thanks for the suggestions!

Mar 21, 2007
Joelle in Texas

Looking for inexpensive southwestern fare in Taos

Thanks, we'll give it a shot!

Joelle

Oct 06, 2006
Joelle in Southwest

Looking for inexpensive southwestern fare in Taos

I'll be in Taos next Friday and am looking for a casual inexpensive locals-type place that serves southwestern style food. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Joelle

Oct 05, 2006
Joelle in Southwest

German Restaurants in Fredricksburg or surrounding area

Thanks for checking Jim. I was just wondering if my husband got it wrong since I didn't go in with him!

Joelle

Jul 11, 2006
Joelle in Texas