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"Healthy/safe" beef/burger for pregnant lady?

I know that there are tons of burger discussions on this board, but I thought I'd try a new question. My husband and I have been vegetarian (sometimes fish) for the last two years. I'm about five months pregnant, and have been craving red meat. Food poisoning is extra risky for pregnant ladies, so I'd love to find beef (a burger would be great) that's locally sourced, organic, or somehow just a little healthier and safer than your usual fare. Any suggestions?

Sep 19, 2011
Musidora in Austin

UT College Visit restaurant suggestions by Embassy Suites Town Lake and by campus

Hai Ky on the drag (Guadalupe and 20th) serves really delicious Vietnamese food and pho. I'm addicted to their noodles (especially the magical 101). There are lots of great places to walk and eat near your hotel. Threadgills is really close. It gets mixed reviews on this board, but I've eaten some tasty meals there and the atmosphere is fun for visitors, especially those who appreciate Austin's musical history. After walking/shopping your way up South Congress, I highly recommend Enoteca Vespaio. Have fun!

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Threadgill's Restaurant
6416 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

Enoteca
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Sep 07, 2011
Musidora in Austin

Looking for a birthday experience for a 9 year old foody.

When I hear "foodie" I think Uchi. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious and challenging (in the right way). It's an experience. Take a look at Uchiko too- same people, north Austin location.

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Uchi Restaurant
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Sep 10, 2010
Musidora in Austin

Alamo Drafthouse

I LOVE that pimento cheese sandwich (and the homemade potato chips that come with it). I wish they'd add it to the regular menu. I've had bad luck with some of their vegetarian options. The Kick-Ass tofu sandwich sounds good but is just awful.

Sep 10, 2010
Musidora in Austin

Where Can I Find Flat Disc Coffee Filters?

I think I saw some at the South Austin Spec's ...

Apr 22, 2010
Musidora in Austin

Where Can I Find A Moka Pot (Stovetop Espresso Maker)?

Sur la Table has real Moka pots up to 12 cups available on their website- they probably stock them at their store in the Domain too.

Sep 23, 2009
Musidora in Austin

Crave (at 21st and Guad)

Went last week and was impressed. Big, tasty bento box lunch (miso, tempura, cali rolls, etc)- am eager to try more. Same owners as Thai Spice. Very pretty inside, nice waiter.

Jul 03, 2008
Musidora in Austin

Tony's Southern Comfort - Horrible!

Maybe I've spent too much time at Roscoe's, but I don't consider chicken wings to be "fried chicken", and they looked pretty weird all lonely on the plate next to the waffle. Why not a nice thigh or bone-in breast?

Jun 19, 2008
Musidora in Austin

Molecular Gastronomy in Austin

Uchi isn't too far off. I don't know if they use any chemical concoctions in the kitchen, but they're good with unusual flavors and clever technique. The peanut butter sorbet that looks like a snowball then melts into perfect peanutiness is like nothing I've ever tasted before.

Jun 19, 2008
Musidora in Austin