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Low-Sodium Offerings?

we do have the "Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products", which i personally find helpful for local-specific suggestions. going to the general topics threads can be good for cookbook, recipes and national brands but not austiny stuff.

about 9 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

Just got back from Soft Opening of

thanks for letting me know.

about 24 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

M. Odom's review of LaV

interesting and thoughtful post.

Sep 27, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

well, there is always next time, and you could turn it into a food excursion!

Sep 27, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

the willco bats are rather reliable.

Sep 26, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Simple, delicious Japanese food has landed in NW Austin

awful :-( thanks for letting us know.

Sep 26, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Just got back from Soft Opening of

excellent advice. thanks so much!

Sep 26, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Just got back from Soft Opening of

thank you both! rb, it's pretty hard to find. i forget the brand of the most readily available pre-baked crust, but i don't care for it at all. plus, if i wanted something like that i may as well to go HEB, you know?

Sep 26, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin
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Just got back from Soft Opening of

since they don't have the menu on their website yet, did you notice anything gluten free? most pizza places order GF pre-baked crusts, and they're gross. i'm always searching for a place that does their own.

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

man, that space has been looking about to open since foreverrrrr.
i think i was down there 2-3 months ago, when i noticed the signage.

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

the one i always remember (and it's totally appropriate for a food board): "dessert is mmm mmm good".

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

40th Bday

since it's bbq, i bet a bunch of pies or pans of cobbler would be good crowd food. and spec's has cheese, which pairs well with bbq...

hmm, i may need to do this for my 40th in a few months!

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

that is quite the mnemonic!

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

hope the weather is holding out for you!

Sep 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

40th Bday

i love this idea-- get a bunch of stuff from specs, and then order some desserts elsewhere, and you've got yourself a tasty spread!

Sep 24, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

Hahaha you are late to this party!

Sep 24, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

speaking of, i totally forgot about lucky dog right at 35 & hester's crossing, right around the corner from the mcneil bat bridge. rudeboy, you could get a do-over after eating tonight's fundraising franks.

Sep 23, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

well, the bats will be there for the next time.

if anyone is interested in suggestions, here's a list of pretty decent take-out grub suitable for a picnic, 1-2 exits away:

five guys at 45/35
green mesquite 45/35
wing stop at la frontera/35 & hester's crossing
hoody's subs 620/round rock ave before the 35 intersection
tio dan's 620/round rock ave after the 35 intersection

there's also a mexican-italian joint on mcneil i've never tried, but read about in community impact.

Sep 23, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

the train schedule is ridiculous to those of us who lived in other cities with mass transit.

FIT is a bit pricey but quality. if you would like more budget conscious eats, i'm sure we can come up with a few suggestions.

what i can think of off the top of my head, that's close by, considering you may hit evening traffic: tio dan's puffy tacos on 620, after 35 & before the main street/mays intersection has very solid tacos.

any other round rockers have suggestions for budget conscious but nearby eats?

Sep 22, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

hahahahaha i originally had FIT in my post but was like hmm, he said charcuterie, so i'll mention stuffed.

and thanks for mentioning which auto parts store. i could only remember the color in the sign.

it really is a huge colony.

Sep 22, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

hahahahaha i originally had FIT in my post but was like hmm, he said charcuterie, so i'll mention stuffed.

and thanks for mentioning which auto parts store. i could only remember the color in the sign.

it really is a huge colony.

EDIT: if you want something to do later, scarlet rabbit over on main street has a lovely patio, sometimes with live music, and welcomes the kiddos. they have an alice in wonderland theme so that might be fun for them.

Sep 22, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

the two times i went downtown with friends to watch the bats, they didn't co-operate.

there is a huge bat population here in round rock, with hundreds on display flying to, from, and around the 1-35 and mcneil underpass. the surroundings are definitely not as nice as the downtown version, but you are guaranteed to see a show each and every night. people take their kids and camp out on some scraggly grass in front of an auto parts store. see, i wasn't kidding about the not as nice part.

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/ro...

i think it's really beautiful to see them swooping in the sky as the sun sets and it's all orange and purple. whenever i'm driving home and catch it, it reminds me there's so much unexpected beauty here.

if i was going to take my (non-existant) kids or friends, i would probably load up on some good take-out chow, like maybe stuffed meat market on 620 and follow it til it hits 35, and take the access road to mcneil.

good luck in your bat excursion!

Sep 22, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Iced tea concentrate - local ingredient sources

the only thing i could think of was maybe orange blossom flowers, the way you can steep chamomile flowers? but i've never seen those...

looks like i'm not alone, and there were some informative answers in this thread:
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...

can't remember what part of town you're in, but i saw orange blossom water at davod's last week. i'm sure there's lots of other places, too.

Sep 22, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

RIP VIII

well, i still haven't been to kome, and i guess their dinner menu is izakaya style?

Sep 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

North Central - the zone for unique ethnic treats

so glad to hear about the kaddo, it's a perfect autumn/winter meal!

and man, i wish i could have that bolani.

sometimes there's binders in the kabaps, especially if it's the ground meat variety, but hopefully if i ask i can get some info.

and goat lovers, rejoice! they have it on the menu.
http://www.chapli-restaurant.com/menu...

Sep 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Iced tea concentrate - local ingredient sources

love this post and how you made it local!

i tried true lemon and true lime when it was in its early phases years ago, and it's good stuff. i've seen it at several HEBs in the baking/spices aisle. my circuit is parmer/mcneil, cat hollow, and lakeline, but you may find it in other locations.

i am so with you on the orange flavored crap. would orange blossom water work? alternately, does penzey's or savory spice shop carry the blossoms?
also wondering about that med market over near burnet/183, and davod's at anderson mill/183. both carry some less americanized spices.

Sep 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

North Central - the zone for unique ethnic treats

yum! looks so good. and based on your descriptions, sounds like there may be some things with no wheat/gluten i can eat there.

there was an afghani place we used to frequent in boston, and it was just phenomenal food. i'm definitely interested in giving this place a try.

http://helmandrestaurant.com if anyone is interested in looking at the menu
the pumpkin dish, kaddo, was amazing.

Sep 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Brooklyn Pie Co.

the pizza joint next to the parmer little woodrow's used to be another name, and was owned by or a partnership with the LW people. perhaps they realized bar without kitchen + next door pizza joint was a lucrative venture, and bought out or franchised the brooklyn pie co. pretty sure BPC was separate and un-related when they first opened elsewhere, IIRC.

Sep 19, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

i totally forgot to post this when i saw it the other day! looks a little smaller than hana world market. i'm curious to see how it is.

Sep 19, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Davod's

i was really excited when i saw the sign ages ago because there's not a ton of stuff in this area, and it seemed like it was going to be an interesting place. although tino's isn't my favorite, they are catty corner, and have more value.

Sep 19, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin