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visiting from michigan; recs for austin/hill country

I'd hit The Driftwood Winery;
Trattoria Lissini (near Driftwood)
Salt Lick(Driftwood)
Hill Top(just outside F-berg)
Grape Juice(Kerrville)
Hondo's on Main(F-berg)

Jul 12, 2010
barleybob9 in Austin

Montopolis Upscale?

Catfish Parlour of Patsy's on 71 is about as upscale as you will get 'round there.

Mar 09, 2010
barleybob9 in Austin

Goose Fat

You might try the guy at the downtown Farmers Market that sells fresh goose-

Mar 07, 2010
barleybob9 in Austin

Foodie Challenge 40th B'day

I spent my 50th at Chez Nous with friends, and it was phenomenal. Small and cozy, yet first class food and service. French rustic is how I'd describe their food, but no stuffiness here.

Mar 07, 2010
barleybob9 in Austin

Looking for Oysters Rockefeller in Austin

They're not called Oysters Rockefeller at Vespaio-they are called Ostriche al Forno con Spinici e Crema al Pernod, but they take it to a new level!

Feb 11, 2010
barleybob9 in Austin

Four dudes come to Austin for a Guy's weekend...where to eat..and drink?

For a bar I'd recommend the Ginger Man-83 taps, nice atmosphere-nice patio-300 Lavaca.
Zax Pints & Plates has steaks and veggie fare-Barton Springs@Riverside.
Threadgill's for music, Chicken Fried Steak, although they have lost some lustre over the years-across the street from Zax.

Dec 01, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Brunching on Eggs Benedict in Austin

The Bakehouse on Manchaca has excellent Eggs B also. Can't vouch for the rest of the menu, but breakfast is great.

Oct 22, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Looking for nice, sit-down restaurant in Central/South Austin

I would recommend Zax on Barton Springs/Riverside. The have an excellent and reasonable brunch, lunch and dinner menu. Bright, roomy, and one of my go-to places.

Oct 07, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ open

I liked Ho Ho too. BBQ pork was great, as was the marinated chicken.
Guessing that since Peking is now called Beijing...
(But somehow, I missed Bombay being changed to Mombai-whattup w/ all these cities changing names anyway?)

Aug 23, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ (NEW)

Stopped in for lunch and checked out the BBQ Pork and Marinated Chicken. It's right up there with Din Ho and First Chinese, with the ducks hanging, etc. Good news for us S. Austinites-they also own China Hill, Westgate @ Wm. Cannon, and Ho Ho Supplies China Hill with BBQ Pork!(they were out last night :o(
Ho Ho is almost near to Pflgville on the in-bound side, Walmart parking lot. There's also a Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian place nearby. Must continue research at Din Ho and First Chinese to see who's is best.

Aug 18, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Lunch btwn San Antonio and Austin

Cooper's Old Time BBQ in New Braunfels is really good-at least the two times I went.

Jul 10, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

P.Terry's #3

Saw a new one under construction on Wm. Cannon just west of Mopac. It looked like it is a month or so away from opening.

Jul 02, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Fine Dining Solo

Thanks for the suggestions. I shall post after I get back on where I ended up going.

Fine Dining Solo

I'll be in DC next Friday and am looking for a nice place that has bar dining, as I will be traveling solo. I will be downtown/C.Hill, and was looking at $100-150. Maybe a multi-course tasting menu. I wanted to hit Minibar, but it was full long ago. Never been to DC. Also a good place for lunch while checking out the Smithsonian.

Good eats in area of Brodie / Slaughter / Wm. Cannon / Manchaca

I love the breakfasts at Casa Garcia-excellent chilaquies. Also in the same center is Hao-Hao-great Vietnamese. Both are at Wm.C @ Manshak. Also heard good things about:
Cypress Grille
And you must checkout Giddy Ups-cheap beer on Manchaca near Slaughter

May 15, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin


I can vouch for Austin Barbecue Company-David Terrell (DT) is one of the best local barbecuers around:

May 14, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

No beer at Arbor Walk

I'm pretty sure Mighty Fine has bottle beer, albeit crappy beer.

Apr 30, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

cheap catering - NOT Mexican or BBQ?

Whole Foods caters everything from sandwiches to dinners.

Apr 23, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

austin motel-s.Congress

The Woodland fits this very well.

Apr 20, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

HC Wine and Food Festival

So you got there 40 minutes late?

Apr 19, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

One night in Austin. Where to have dinner?


Apr 13, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Texas Hill Country Food and Wine Sunday Fair???

I've been many times, and you will have no problem with the kids, there's a kid tent, and live music too. I would recommend getting there when the gates open, as it can get a little crowded later on.

Apr 11, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Why can't I find Tri-tip steak in Texas?

HEB, Randall's & Costco have it regularly.

Apr 08, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Richard Jones BBQ on South Congress

Thanks for taking one for the team. I've been tempted for years.

Apr 05, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Austin Burger Smackdown!

I would say that you should try one of the burgers at Zax Pints & Plates. ANd Central Market Cafe on the Run makes a decent thicker burger.

Apr 02, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

sxsw help please!

I second the Moonshine Buffet. A lot of buffets suck due to food getting dried out, overdone-theirs does not. Smaller pans, and replaced frequently, and a lot of good stuff!

Mar 14, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Best Posole and Cabrito in Austin?

Joe Ely's wife, Sharon, sells a great pozole (not red, but not really white either) at Sunset Valley Farmers Market, along with her homemade cornbread. It's called Holy Pozole.

Mar 14, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Who has the best authentic Mexican torta in Austin?

La Mexicana on S. 1st. They rock! The bread is baked right there, and I'd vote for them.

Mar 08, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Lobster Restaurants

Din Ho usually has live Lobsters and Dungeness Crab in the restaurant. Not sure how much, but I'm sure it's proabbly cheaper than Truluck's. Maybe Quality Seafood too.

Feb 03, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin

Where to buy Lizano Salsa in Austin?

You might try MT Supermarket, but I've gotten it through Amazon also.

Feb 02, 2009
barleybob9 in Austin