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Food options in NW Austin/Cedar Park

I'm very fond of Guadalajara at 620 and Lake Creek (south of 183). It part of a local chain of Jalisco style Taquerias. Their beef and pork dishes such as carne asada and gorditas pastor are very good. Their tacos or enchaladas are mediocre. I always order a small beef soup (caldo) with my dish. Be prepared to use the sharp knife that is part of the utensils and squeeze your lime onto the meat.

Jan 02, 2009
TigerPaw2154 in Austin

First time in Austin - for 5 days? Where to dine?

Many restaurants that are unique to Austin are concentrated in a patch of road along South Lamar street between the river (Lake Lady Bird) and stretching a dozen blocks south from there. The busiest section is the Barton Springs road between Lamar and Zilker park. There are a few other concentrations in other sections of the city.

Jan 02, 2009
TigerPaw2154 in Austin

Chitown Foodie's Annual Pilgrimage to Austin

The Mandola Estate Winery in Driftwood (just south of Austin) is new and interesting. The wines are not great, but the reds were good enough. The food is mainly italian. I had veal Osso Bucco with clams and mussles. The setting is gorgeous with long views of the hill country.

Jan 02, 2009
TigerPaw2154 in Austin

Best BBQ in Texas

One of the best BBQ experiences in Austin is Artz Rib House. The ribs are delicious, and there is live music especially on weekends which enhances the overall dining experience.

Jan 02, 2009
TigerPaw2154 in Texas

San Antonio - Best...

Natives drive to Tom's Ribs for BBQ baby-back ribs and sweet potatoes.

Authentic Mexican? If you mean authentic San Antonio Tex-Mex then everyone drives to La Fogata (Vance Jackson Rd).

Sep 20, 2008
TigerPaw2154 in Texas

Austin, Galveston, Houston for Labor Day week

In Austin try Taquerias Arandas.
There are several locations, for example:
2448 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Try the Carne Asada with cactus and limes, or the Pork gorditas.

Sep 20, 2008
TigerPaw2154 in Texas

San Antonio

For Texas BBQ try Rudy's or Tom's Ribs. (or better yet, eat at both).

Sep 20, 2008
TigerPaw2154 in Texas

Eye of round roast

Eye of Round is my favorite cut for stews (chili, carne guisada, stroganoff, pepper steak, goulash, beef bourguignon, etc). I cube it about half inch, and brown it well, Add the seasonings appropriate for the dish in question, and stew about 1 1/2 hours. It always comes out tender, but holds together so as to not become a mush. It never fails to satisfy guests.

Sep 20, 2008
TigerPaw2154 in Home Cooking