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Steaks, not downtown: Austin Land and Cattle vs Bartlett's vs Eddie V's (arboretum) vs. ???

Flemings at the Domain has been excellent. Far superior to any meal I've had at ALC, and I dont think Bartlett's steaks are prime grade.

May 03, 2013
TheBadWolf in Austin

Casita Jorge's New Owners to Close For Remodel

I never understood how this place stayed open. My only trip there resulted in me eating some of the worst tasting food I've ever had in Austin. It was bad.

Dec 17, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

In n' Out coming to Round Rock

"No good burger". In N/NW Austin you have Hopdoddy, Hat Creek, Five Guys, Flemings at the Domain, Roaring Fork, Mighty Fine.

This "land of the bland" stuff just isn't true and is tiresome to see all over this board.

Sep 26, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Steakhouse opinions?

Austin Land and Cattle isn't that great. I'm very surprised at the number of people recommending them. They don't even use prime steaks. I've enjoyed III Forks, one thing nice about them is that sides come with the meal. I went to Sullivan's over five years ago and didn't care for it. However right now Flemings at the Domain would get the nod over III Forks for me. They use prime beef and they've been cooked correctly every time (as they should). Service has been very professional on each visit.

Sep 26, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Everybody loves ________, but me

Kerbey ln
Cover 3
Chez Zee
Top Notch
Enchiladas y Mas
Casino el Camino

Aug 22, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

In n' Out coming to Round Rock

There is no White Castle in the South. Your best hope is Krystal which already failed spectacularly in Texas.

Jul 06, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Bar-B-Que between Austin and Dallas

I wouldn't say there's anywhere "don't miss" between Austin and Dallas. If I had to go somewhere I'd go to Michna's in Waco a close 2nd would be DeMaria's in Waco.

Jun 11, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Hockey Playoffs?

Cover 3 had TVs on for both Spurs/Thunder game 6 and King/Devils Game 4 last Wednesday. Considering there's no basketball today they should have a lot of their TVs on the Stanley Cup Final game.

Jun 11, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

The demise of good Italian in north Austin

I have always seen Gino there the past five years and Bob has been there the last two or three trips. I've only had one bad experience in at Reale's (been going there about nine years) about five years ago. There was an awfully rude and unfriendly waitress who I only saw that one time and she was never seen again, and even then the food was still good.

May 24, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Crispy Tacos?

I cannot more strongly disagree with the description of Amaya's tacos as similar to San Antonio style puffy taco. Yes the shell is bubbled and I guess you might describe it as "puffed", but that's because they are homemade. The only crispy taco shells that are not puffed are the pre-made ones that you say you want to avoid in the original post. If you make your own taco or chalupa shells at home you will find they can be slightly chewy.
Amaya's isn't anywhere close to a traditional puffy taco.

May 22, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Crispy Tacos?

Amaya's fries their own shells.

May 21, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Smoked beef rib the Switch or J. Mueller or else?


Apr 04, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin


Steve, head to JMueller BBQ for your beef rib fix. I have no doubt he has the best beef ribs in the city right now.

Apr 03, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

two foodie girls eating their way through austin...

An easier alternative is to drive to Lockhart?
or they could go to S. 1st and Elizabeth to JMueller BBQ and have some barbecue that's recently has been better than Franklin and has always been easier to obtain.

Mar 23, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Cheap, awesome greasy breakfast tacos near the airport

Bill Miller has some of the better breakfast tacos out there. They are very generous with their fillings and the availability of brisket and link sausage sets them apart.

Mar 19, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Good Breakfast tacos WAY south.

Bill Miller all the way. Good tortillas, great beans, and great carne guisada. Try a brisket, bean, and cheese and a carne guisada and cheese.

Feb 08, 2012
TheBadWolf in Austin

Austin - Polvo's North

I'm going to respond to my own post, but I finally had a chance to go last week. I've only ever cared for the breakfast tacos there so that's what I ordered. Amazingly enough the tacos and the salsa tasted exactly the same as at the original. It was very good.

The had the exact same menu, but with a few things crossed out (not having been to the original location in about three years I don't know if it's crossed out there also or just location specific).

Dec 28, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Austin - Polvo's North

There actually is a Polvo's north now. They bought La Brissa on Bratton Ln. and turned it into a Polvo's.

Dec 22, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Sprouts closing most stores

The Sun Harvest store on Anderson has been open for many years and now after only being a Sprouts for three months they are going to close it? Everything I feared before the take over has come true. They raised prices on everything, the quality of the produce dropped, the and the quality of the beef dropped. As small as the the store on Anderson is it actually has a meat counter unlike Great Hills which only has fish and sausage. It also has more local products and a better bread selection.

With the closing of the Anderson Sun Harvest I'll be able to get better produce and meats at the Braker HEB. No reason to shop at Sprouts at all with the "Sun Harvest" store closed.

Dec 01, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Austin Burger Smackdown!

There was a permanent link on a popular aggie messageboard to the website voting. They thought it would be so super kewl to have an aggie owned establishment win the contest for best burger in _Austin_. That's how Mike's Pub won the contest.

Nov 18, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Please review/critique my plan and logistics

I've had nothing but awful food at Southside in Elgin. I would skip it.

Oct 15, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Cheddar cheese with Texas BBQ: what's the deal? [moved from Austin board]

Bill Miller has excellent pickled onions.

Sep 14, 2011
TheBadWolf in General Topics

Tex Mex restaurant on Lavaca

Amazing that Arredondo had his hand in almost every restaurant in my own personal list of "worst Tex-Mex places in Austin". I'm being serious, but this really explains a lot for me.

Aug 04, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Dessert in The Domain?

The tiramisu at North is very good.

Jul 25, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Best Happy Hours in Far NW Austin and Beyond (Cedar Park, Round Rock)

They now have their happy hour menu online.

Jul 25, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Food Trucks in the Arboretum Area

Here's the original thread.

The schedule is still the same:

Tuesday - Short Bus
Wednesday - The Peached Tortilla
Thursday - Chi-Lantro

Jun 23, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Best Dishes to Order at Jaleo (non paella)

I was just there last month. In addition to our lobster paella which was wonderful we also had:
gambas al ajillo
carne asada con piquillos Julian de Lodosa
canelones tradicionales de cerdo y higado de pato con salsa bechamel
berenjenas con miel de cana al estilo Malagueno.

My wife, who doesn't like seafood, loved the paella and the shrimp (gambas). The garlic flavor of the shrimp was outstanding. Our overall favorite was the pork and fois gras canelones. I would consider that a must order. The eggplant (berenjenas) had a light sweetness to it that helped it function as an excellent dessert. I really liked the carne asada with peppers, but it was our least favorite of the four. That's not to say it wasn't good, even saying that it was still wonderful. Our best meal ever.

Jun 03, 2011
TheBadWolf in Las Vegas

Best Happy Hours in Far NW Austin and Beyond (Cedar Park, Round Rock)

After your response I realize my post was poorly worded. I was trying to say that whatever is on the happy hour menu is probably good based on what I've had from their whole menu.

They changed their HH menu several months back and the trio of spreads is sorely missed. The only things I know are on the HH menu for sure are the bruchetta and a few of the pizzas (mozzarella/basil and pepperoni come to mind). The pizzas are very good, and so is the bruchetta. I'll take better notes of the HH menu on my next trip.

Jun 02, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Best Happy Hours in Far NW Austin and Beyond (Cedar Park, Round Rock)

North and Fleming's at the Domain. North's happy hour menu is particularly good.

Jun 01, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin

Best Fried Fish Sandwich in Town?

I had a surprisingly good fried fish sandwich at Sam's Boat. I'll also second the Jim's recommendation.

May 31, 2011
TheBadWolf in Austin