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Eloping in Austin. Where should we eat after our wedding?

congratulations! the only thing i can think of in that direction is salt lick (bbq) but perhaps someone else has more information.

Oct 15, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Personal experience with harvesting black walnuts?

growing up in MA, we had a black walnut tree and used the driveway method as well.

Oct 15, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recent things I've eaten

yum! sounds fabulous. were 8 about a pound, or more than that?

Oct 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recent things I've eaten

awwww you're so sweet!

the cat hollow HEB had udi's on sale, and started carrying their pizzas, so i have a pepperoni one in the freezer to try. my life is so exciting, haha.

Oct 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Recent things I've eaten

ahhh! i didn't realize odaku had sashimi bipimbap! that's a short jaunt from the office. i cannot eat anything with soy sauce any more so most bbb as well as banchan are out, sadly.

Oct 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Troy?

sounds really tasty! i don't recall seeing doner kebab much around these parts, where it's referred to as that. and most of the doner kebabs i've had were in canada so, unsure if i have a good frame of reference or not.

Oct 14, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin
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MT Supermarket Prices

yeah, sometimes the quality or freshness is a bit off.

Oct 11, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

MT Supermarket Prices

was it rancid?

Oct 11, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Holy Latkes !!

yikes. it shouldn't be that hard to make a decent latke.

Oct 11, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

huh. i swear they used to make their chips from scratch when i first visited after the 620 location opened, but maybe i'm mis-remembering?

Oct 08, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

austin, especially the better restaurants, is very educated on and accommodating with gluten-free offerings. there are also very few dedicated GF places, with the exception of wildwood bakehouse:
http://www.wildwoodbakehouse.com

so i think you could really choose most any restaurants and find GF or adapted items.

also, i'm not sure if this is still the case but the owner of max's wine dive was diagnosed with celiac, and updated the kitchen for GF fried chicken:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/...

enjoy!

EDIT: does anyone know if the bottled franklin sauce is an exact replica? the two flavors sold at HEB do have wheat ingredients.

Oct 08, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

it really was very good! and the size and packaging worked well for me.
the next time i'm at sprouts, i'll keep an eye out for the brand you mentioned.

Oct 07, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Visiting Austin for 3 1/2 days for my birthday - Dec 3rd -7th

first note: there is also a texas land and cattle, and it's not the same.
confusing, yes?

what kind of GF are you looking for?
i'm GF so i might be able to give some good recs.

second note: believe it or not, but not all bbq is gluten free. if he uses the same recipe for his restaurant as his bottled sauce, then franklin's is not gluten free.
usually the culprit is soy sauce in the marinade/mop or sauce.

for an out of towner, and one from NYC, the hudson's bend dinner would be both birthday-worthy and a unique experience.

breakfast at noble sandwich (formerly pig). very homey and comfort-style food, and everything is made from scratch.

Oct 07, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

gigglesnort

sad, but true...

Oct 07, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Apple Cider Doughnuts?

this former bostonian has never seen them here :-(

Oct 07, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Best meal delivery service

i'm in round rock, and i recently saw ads for studio kitchen
http://www.thestudiokitchen.com

Oct 05, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Best meal delivery service

is dishalicious still around, and/or are you in the soup peddler's radius?

Oct 05, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

yeah, i'd like to try the one up north here when they do finally open.

Oct 05, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin
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food truck face off

amysue posted briefly about it, but i'll let her tell everyone :-)

Oct 04, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Sawyer and Company Diner

yeah, what's up with that in this day/age?

Oct 03, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Food Trucks on TV and need "customers"

and the food wasn't even good! sheesh. glad you two didn't get more sunburned and got some screen time :-)

Oct 03, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Which Churrascaria?

huh. is estancia wood grilled?

Oct 02, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

oh, i think that's where star co was?

Oct 02, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

i don't go all the time, but two products i used to stock up on last year when the location was over an hour away are just not to be found at the newer, closer TJ's: halloumi cheese, and the kim chee in a pouch from the refrigerated section.

usually i do most of my shopping at the local HEB chain, which i really like compared to the northeast supermarkets of my past. but their halloumi is something like $12 or $14, and the TJ's version was $6 iirc.

we have asian markets but it's tough for me to find kim chee without MSG and/or soy sauce, neither of which i can eat. plus the smaller pouch was a perfect size for me and my fridge.

i could go to whole foods and get some hippie versions of the kim chee but since they are flagships here they tend to be even more tedious (and precious) to shop at than usual. plus it's basically as far away as trader joe's.

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

after moving from boston to austin, i found certain things like canned beans were waaaaay cheaper here, at every quality/price point: goya, bush, eden etc. very curious how it can be so different in various markets.

but i do find that TJ's usually has great prices on pantry staples like that, and it's usually higher quality such as organic and/or BPA free cans. so are they the cheapest? no. are they the best? sometimes. and sometimes it's a good mix of quality and frugality for me.

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains
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Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

wow, i have never heard of, or seen, a cart deposit. takes me back to those days when stores would charge a dime or quarter to open the bathroom!

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

just bought some less than a month ago, and stocked up for the freezer, as they are perfect for recipes! maybe a local supply issue. i'm in austin, tx and i believe we have a southwest distribution center.

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

and cheeeeeeap! i stocked up on a few because TJ's was about an hour away until recently.

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Discontinued at Trader Joe's: July 2014-December 2014

it's really good, with some stevia or sugar free sweetener, for people trying to balance a UTI or anything else where pure cranberry is beneficial. that's how i first learned of it.

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Chains

Which Churrascaria?

hahahahahaha @willtryanythingonce

Oct 01, 2014
dinaofdoom in Austin