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Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products

celiac disease makes eating out challenging, because of the risk for cross-contamination.

and i totally had to look up the chalupa place!

EDIT: how strange, everything with hummus is not listed as gluten free, but hummus is naturally GF.

http://bufalobobschalupas.com/?page_id=8

about 19 hours ago
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Curly's Carolina Brick and Mortar in Round Rock

jealous!

what part?

we used to spend time all over-- point sebago, ogunquit, kittery

Aug 18, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Marinated anchovies?

god, that sounds good.

Aug 18, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hot restaurants that are not too expensive

the brick & mortar menu is drool-inducing. and they have non seafood stuff so i can bring my pickier friends.

the dessert menu is short but they put a lot of thought into it, with lots of fresh flavors that will compliment the rest of the menu.

Aug 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Curly's Carolina Brick and Mortar in Round Rock

so glad you mentioned that slowcooked! i also try to keep it low carb and this new england girl misses her summer lobstah rolls.

to bring it back to curly's, man i wish i could eat that corn bread. every time i go with someone they get some and it looks so good, with the brown griddle marks.

Aug 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

anyone been to foxhole yet?

the pics look great and you can hardly believe it's the bennigan's space. the menu seems promising, and i like the idea of the wood grilling.

Aug 15, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Curly's Carolina Brick and Mortar in Round Rock

really like the meat here but wish they'd add a few sides, even if it's just a fresh green salad. there's usually 1 i can eat, which i don't care for (the chipotle beans).

the first week they opened, the staff did not tell me there were dry ramen noodles in the wasabi slaw despite me asking for the ingredients, and i got gluten poisoning from it.

ever since, i'm side-shy there.

EDIT: to give an idea of what i'd love to see, green mesquite and johnny t's has AMAZING green beans. each incorporates ingredients already on hand like bbq debris and rub seasoning.

Aug 15, 2014
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Round Rock Report

i've been to the lakeline one lots having lived over in that direction, and will be going again this weekend. it's a great market, i was just wondering if there were others i didn't know about.

and the kawaii is really just for a quick meet up with some of my girlfriends.

Aug 13, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hot restaurants that are not too expensive

is noble pig doing dinner yet? that would be fun, too.

Aug 13, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Davod's

oh man, i really wanted this place to be good.

Aug 13, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hot restaurants that are not too expensive

great minds think alike: i was gonna post the same thing about K&C! you could then head over to the lakeline alamo drafthouse for a movie and drinks (they have a nice pub inside)...

Aug 13, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

ok. now that i'm officially a resident, anything else i'm missing: farm stands, markets, local products?

places on my list to try:
jelly queens
kawaii shaved ice
farmer's market (isn't it technically in georgetown?)

Aug 12, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

My new favourite Fish Taco Truck

love the name!

http://www.fisheybiznessatx.com

east cesar chavez, TT.

Aug 12, 2014
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vegetarian indian joint going in at the old rome pizza spot on parmer/620. can't remember the name of it, but it has a green sign with what looks like a banana leaf.

Aug 11, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Looking for grape leaves (or oak or mesquite) for old school pickles

APK_101 there's a new mediterranean market, davod's, at anderson mill & 183 in the plaza with twin liquors. haven't been yet but it's so close to you, may as well give a call.

Aug 10, 2014
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Marinated anchovies?

was the kind you got at CM boquerones? that's the only kind i've seen around austin.

Aug 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XII

drool-inducing ones, at that.

Aug 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Kin and Comfort

isn't that ginger ice cream great? i have been on low carb for a while and splurged with that. soooo worth it. the roasted strawberry compote was tasty, too.

aside from me being happy with tasty eats nearby, i'm also hoping their success sparks a food court renaissance. ever since moving here ten years ago, i wondered why there weren't more food courts and stalls, and the glut of trucks.

in my native boston, there are a lot of food stalls due to cost and real estate constraints. many are asian and/or in chinatown, but there are others like chacarero that make a mean sandwich.

i've always wanted someone to take over one of the empty strip mall spots here and make it into a food hall.

Aug 09, 2014
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i really liked the soft opening, and such nice people for putting on a great spread. the white sauce is gooooood.

Aug 06, 2014
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case in point: lamb bacon!

Aug 05, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

NYC Chowhounder coming to Austin for the first time over Labor Day

their breakfasts are soooo good.

Aug 04, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

NYC Chowhounder coming to Austin for the first time over Labor Day

re: gordough's
are you looking for a snack, or wanted to try something that is both sweet and "austin"? if you are looking for something that fits both bills, here are a few ideas:

1. hand-held pies. never heard of them til moving here. see also: chess pie and the wide assortment of southern-style cream pies.

2. dessert sausage.
http://austin.eater.com/archives/2014...

3. casey's sno balls. technically new orleans style, but austin loves this establishment.

4. one of the many ice cream food trucks.
cow tipping creamery gets my vote.

i will probably come up with 3+ more ideas once i hit "post" and walk away...

Aug 04, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Tex mex Cookware /Austin

well, are you looking for just tex-mex, or also mexican? there's a lot of both here, and people are rather opinionated about their faves ;-)

will you have a car? if so, san antonio is not too far, and is home to a unique dish i had never heard of until moving here. austin does not have any good versions, that i know of: puffy tacos.

here is an article on how to make them, so you know what you're traveling for:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/06/pu...

Aug 04, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

BBQ 512 used to be Chisholm Trail

bwahahaha it's so true!

Aug 04, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

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johnny t's bbq in RR is moving to pflugerville due to "re-purposing" of the space :-( he has the best green beans i've ever had, but i'm never over in PF.

Aug 03, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Sichuan River

that cold cut plate sounds goooood.

Aug 03, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

yeah, i went with someone who hates green mesquite in RR, whereas i love their pulled pork. so, i was worried he would bitch about the food. low and behold, mr. pickypants liked it!

as a side note: not sure what their sides will be (see what i did there?)

Aug 02, 2014
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Hard Hat XI

got on the guest list for the soft opening of slab bbq on 183, in the same plaza as sherlock's. they already have a food truck so had their act together for a first try:

http://www.realdopebbq.com

it's a good location: easy to get to, lotsa parking, bunch of stores in the area so you can do errands before or after.

one thing i haven't seen elsewhere: white sauce. been hearing more about it in food blogs, and this was some tasty stuff, with a bit of a kick.

for the soft opening, they did a smattering of the menu.
tried the following, without any of the delectable-looking buns:
1. texas o.g.: brisket topped with pickles and onions.
--it was a good balance of fatty and moist.
2. texas two-step: chicken topped with Smokey Denmark’s sausage.
--the chicken was really moist, and we all know SDs are good.
3. ribs with some kind of fruit and habanero glaze.
--they were not hot, but they were darn tasty.

they also had a small bar area and were giving out dublin sodas in bottles, plus some bottled beer and crispin's cider. couldn't tell if they had a tap or not because the bar was a bit crowded, and i was stuffing my face.

great people. very cool that they opened the place up for the community to try first. really hoping they do well. i'll be back.

Aug 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

BBQ 512 used to be Chisholm Trail

never went in there when it was chisholm trail, but what a bummer, considering how many other tasty options there are in that area :-(

Aug 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Tex mex Cookware /Austin

Jul 31, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin