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Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

sounds like a real labor of love for these mom and pop joints, so i hope texas monthly isn't cashing in. regardless, hope you have fun!

about 4 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

How/what to order at Uchiko

have fun and congratulations~

about 19 hours ago
dinaofdoom in Austin

Kin and Comfort

well, that would explain it ;-)

it is really delicious and affordable.

Jul 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Kin and Comfort

holy crap, this place is really good.
reminds me of a slightly cheaper version of spin thai (RIP).

went last night for dinner with co-workers. there were two huge tables of what appeared to also be co-workers or something similar. it was busy so our food took a while, but it is totally worth waiting for. plus, a nice and very pregnant lady brings your food to you, so how can you be mad?

since i'm GF, my options were more limited, but included slightly modified: catfish fries (huge bowl with rice underneath, the fish had a tasty crispy coating), the coconut cabbage slaw (has beets & brussels with the cabbage, YUM), ginger ice cream with stewed strawberries (miso shortbread cookie given to friend).

oh and a special, which was sweet potato fries with old bay and a tobiko & something mayo. the SP were not the cloyingly sweet stuff you find a lot of places and i suspect the starchier japanese variety, but i can't be sure.

co-workers enjoyed the son-in-law deviled eggs (they're fried!), taro hush puppies, kra pow pork belly bun, and fried chicken thigh.

Jul 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

you referring to garbo's being at paypal on thursdays?
http://garboslobsteratx.com/trucks/

Jul 25, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

yeah, i'm a challenging dinner guest, but options have become waaaay better in the past year.

are you thinking of BJ's brewhouse? they have a GF chocolate chip skillet cookie.

Jul 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

they do have a GF pizza option, although a lot of times i won't do that unless they make it in-house. otherwise, it resembles cardboard, and tastes worse :-D

Jul 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

yes, check the pizza section, where the pricer non-tombstone stuff is located. there are 3-4 flavors IIRC.

Jul 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

hahahaha thanks for the link!

Jul 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

thanks for the info! zorba's has tons of GF options so i imagine this place would too as long as there's no pita.

Jul 21, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

i haven't tried it yet, but when i called the hostess said there are a lot of non-pizza, non-gluten items.

Jul 20, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

yes on both counts! a little bleu and a few baby spinach leaves were my favorite additions.

you really can't beat the price, and when they're on sale, they are worth stocking up on.

Jul 19, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

best bakery for a birthday cake?

yes, i think he's talking about dream bakery.

never tried the cakes at that place next to cupprimo (ann's? someone's name) but heard it's good. spicewood & 183

Jul 18, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

those pizzas are a great product. every few years they switch up the varieties, too. i can't eat them any more, and miss them.

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Sunday Brunch, downtown Austin, please!

stubb's gospel brunch isn't far from 11th and 35.

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

haha! didn't even think of that.

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

ah ok according to google maps, that's near stuffed cajun meat market and right after rc fowler's

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin
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Round Rock Report

yes on all those, but i was late to the deckhand game and only started gorging myself on deckhand sauce this summer.

haven't tried pho viet, but will!

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XI

i was confused myself!

Jul 17, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

RIP VIII

there are just way too many sushi joints in that immediate area: midori, osaka, momiji and a few others i can't recall right now. hope something else goes in there, and it sticks.

Jul 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

i currently live in 78729 so have been to noble pig quite a few times. the parmer morelia's is pretty good. will have to try juarez bakery & serena's.

we did scarlet rabbit over the weekend for a birthday party, and it was a disaster. to spare everyone the long-winded version, they bought us a round, gave the party of 14 a 50% discount, and comped the birthday girl.

although we didn't try it, the back patio looked lovely. i hope they improve, because i want to go back.

Jul 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

ok round rockers,

moving to the RR part of brushy creek in a week.

already know about most on near 620 & main street.

anything i shouldn't miss?

Jul 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Where I have recently eaten in Austin and what I wish I can get

there was a tapas place in boston that i loooooved, and they also suffered from a similarly long menu (and their paellas weren't that great, either).

very cool that they have more specialized things, like the squid ink and blood sausage dishes.

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Okonomiyaki Flour

so how did trying to get your kids to eat more cabbage go? saw a spring roll recipe using cabbage leaves and thought of your quest to cabbage-fy the kiddos.

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Where I have recently eaten in Austin and what I wish I can get

glad you bumped the thread and reminded us of this place.

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Scarlet Rabbit

well, the birthday person really likes greenhouse and has a thing for alice in wonderland so...

at this point i just want to make sure we don't have a huge group waiting to be seated because they forgot about us.

i also expect settling the tab will be a PITA, but that's what happens when you're a big group.

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Scarlet Rabbit

they did fix the number, but not before me and a bunch of other people kept trying to call...

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Okonomiyaki Flour

yes, that's it. it has a steel cat sculpture on the corner of 620 & o'connor.

Jul 10, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

oooo both of those sound great!

i'm grilling slabs of zucchini on the george foreman. they'll go with some random stuff in the fridge and pantry:

oven roasted tomatoes, various tapanades, a mozzarella log, a lovely chevre, leftover ricotta i stirred a bunch of herbs into, roasted artichokes, red pepper, cucumbers and baby greens.

love summer low carb eating!

Jul 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Special Diets
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Okonomiyaki Flour

what's the new one?

i shop at parmer/mcneil most often, with jaunts to lakeline or cat hollow.

Jul 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin