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ugh thank you for posting this. i was wondering why it was so hard to read and assumed i had a weird cache issue.

Dec 18, 2014
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HEB Pork Butts bone in 1.47 Today's Ads - Nov. 23

compliments to the chef!

didn't see any at HEB when i was there earlier, but i'll try again before the christmas craziness.

Dec 18, 2014
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Gordough's Public House

bwahahahaha

Dec 16, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

yum! sounds interesting. although, the acronym is the same as jack allen's kitchen...

Dec 15, 2014
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Please help finalize Austin itinerary (researched!)

dinner on the 31st might be problematic. a lot of places-- especially the less fancy joints that are not doing a special dinner-- will probably close early. the ESKs may be your best bet, since they are paired with bars and i can't imagine a bar closing early on NYE.

recently i was downtown overnight for a work party at the hilton, and i was super hangry because there was no food i could eat. we tried going out for late night dining within walking distance for something gluten free around midnight and all the places the concierge recommended were closed. you may run into someone similar even without the food restrictions, given the holiday.

what part of town are you staying in? is it a hotel? might be a good idea to grab some local charcuterie, cheese etc. for late night bites after a day of exploring the city. depending on where you are, there are some interesting markets that have that stuff readily available.

i will let other people chime in on breakfast tacos on new year's day, as i'm never in the downtown area on that day.

did you check to see if franklin is open on the 2nd? i think they'd have to keep the pits running on new year's day and start smoking the meat that day so maybe not.

for snow's, i bet a lot of people who are home visiting for the holidays might make the trek for saturday bbq. they sell out on a regular saturday so i would caution to go early.

also, polvo's is very polarizing on this board, but i like it a lot. it's not fancy, though, so if you want something special uchiko would be best.

the brunch at fonda san miguel is a bit pricey for austin standards but i really enjoyed it when we went. there are a lot of dishes so i would say, don't go unless you have a block of time to really sit and savor. otherwise, i don't think it would be as enjoyable for your group. the hand painted pottery and decor is eye popping.

Dec 14, 2014
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Your mission: get to downtown Round Rock for Fire In The Hole

that looks really good...
interesting take on the PB&J.

Dec 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Round Rock Report

thanks for the rec. korean food is problematic for me since going gf because so many of the marinades, sauces, or banchan have wheat in them from the soy sauce. i need to find a good app or something that will allow me to communicate with the cooks.

if anyone is interested, their menu & prices are here:
https://www.facebook.com/misocuisine

Dec 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products

i would love that too, because i'm also trying to cut back on my starch/carbs.

a friend that was doing whole 30 used to ask for noodle-less bowls of pho, with extra veggies. she would get some strange looks, but said it was very tasty.

Dec 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products

and for burger and fries loving GF people, my fast food choices include mighty fine, p. terry's and five guys. none of those places use the fryer for anything with breading, so the spuds are safe, and there's locations nearby.

just make sure you ask about the burger being on the flat top near the buns, if cross contamination is an issue.

my favorite is five guys, in a tub, with a bunch of veggies and condiments.
p. terry's wraps theirs in lettuce and it's ridiculously messy.
mighty fine has a GF bun; i think it's a $1 upcharge?

Dec 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Special Diets: Restaurants, Shops & Local Products

with all the upcoming holiday parties and family visits, i wanted to bump this thread with an article i recently read. i had no idea olive & june makes their own gluten free pasta. that's rare.

also, low carbers and paleo peeps: aroma on lamar does zucchini noodles.

http://dining.blog.austin360.com/2014...

Dec 09, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

RIP VIII

yes that plaza is dead, especially after HEB left.

ate there when it was ITB and it was pretty decent but the JAMRZ was way too schmaltzy for me.

Dec 08, 2014
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Turducken in Austin?

yes, they often take orders and can do different sizes and stuffings.

Nov 30, 2014
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Where is Hardhat XII or whatever

nope, i'm on a desktop, and it happens from time to time. lately it's been more, so i figured it was just thanksgiving site traffic.

Nov 29, 2014
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Where is Hardhat XII or whatever

i have been having the same weird posting issues of things not showing up until later, and out of order.

to keep this thread somewhat topical: today is small business saturday, and there are lots of local restaurant and food joints participating. i registered my amex card so got $10 for a $10+ purchase, up to three times. picked up a flix brewhouse and pokejo's gift card for $10 each while i was running errands so it's basically free, yay!

(also got a $10 card at round rock gardens, and they sell vegetables & herbs to plant so that's also topical)

Nov 29, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

was wondering the same thing, as that's what turned up when i googled.

Nov 28, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in Austin for "Best of 2014."

my restaurant dining is fairly limited these days but kin & comfort for best new find, and noble sandwich for sandwiches.

Nov 25, 2014
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Troy?

had to google and it looks tasty!

Nov 24, 2014
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smokey denmark - what are the favorites?

huh, i have not seen them in the northernly HEBs

Nov 23, 2014
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HEB Pork Butts bone in 1.47 Today's Ads - Nov. 23

i don't mind a good fat cap one bit.
speaking of, the cat hollow location often has two packs of skinless pork bellies. reasonably priced and higher quality than the ones with skin i've gotten at hana market.

Nov 23, 2014
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HEB Pork Butts bone in 1.47 Today's Ads - Nov. 23

yes, i bought two small ones from cat hollow for my equally small household and froze 'em. if all they have are huge pieces and you want something smaller, they will cut it for you.

the only bone mine had in them were a tiny chunk on the outer corner so it was all meat.

Nov 23, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

smokey denmark - what are the favorites?

TVP? in bbq? wtf.

Nov 16, 2014
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Where to get good smoked turkey?

i know this wasn't what the OP was looking for but thought i would mention it: the lakeline HEB plus had smoked wings, drumsticks and turkey tails over the weekend. i've never tried tails so got a package (of 4) to try. at $2 a pound it was a cheap risk to take.

Nov 16, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

considering the gluten free upcharges on stuff ($3 to $5 extra for a gf version, that is almost always mass-produced/manufactured, and 2-4 inches smaller than its wheaty counterpart) i wouldn't mind paying for good gf fried chicken. i think it's the only place in austin that serves it.

Nov 14, 2014
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Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

hahahahahahaha @rptrane

the owner of max's wine dive has celiac disease, and so did a ton of research into developing a gf fried chicken. i may go there, just to try it, as my friends like the gluten-y things on the menu too.

@chispa_c: i have learned the hard way to ask questions instead of assume, because otherwise it kinda sucks for me.

Nov 14, 2014
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Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

never been to mulberry but it sounds promising. thanks for all the other suggestions, too!

Nov 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

most sausages are, so that's a good suggestion. moonshine is on the brunch list, but iirc most of the spread, minus things like eggs & potatoes, are not gf.

Nov 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

thanks! will look into that.

Nov 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Kelp noodles - who knew - at WF and Wheatsville, at least

oh, i have heard good things about the sea tangle brand. also read they tend to work the best in things where a glass or rice noodle is needed as opposed to say, carbonara. looking forward to grabbing some.

Nov 13, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recs for gf-friendly places near the convention center

good to know! thanks for the info

Nov 12, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Kelp noodles - who knew - at WF and Wheatsville, at least

yes! i recall MCF talking about the different kinds and her preferences.

Nov 12, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin