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Bachelor party

If you are on 24th St west of campus, I really urge you to check out Freedmen's

I think the BBQ there is on par with Stile Switch and just a notch below Franklin's/LA BBQ but is a little bit more expensive due to setting. They do have a fantastic bourbon selection including a few different aged Pappy Van Winkles.

Apr 14, 2015
lixlix in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I'm one of the bigger Licha's cheerleaders on this board so I am glad you enjoyed your time there.

Valentina's is in the top 7 of Austin BBQ spots so its pretty close to the top.

Apr 03, 2015
lixlix in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

sounds like you went to hula hut.

Apr 01, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Downtown / SXSW Report, 3/12-3/18 (Qui, La Condesa, Lambert’s, El Naranjo, Moonshine, Bonneville, Parkside, Hightower, food trucks, coffee)

Great Great report. Thank you for writing.

Mar 29, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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Saturday Breakfast

whats the difference between breakfast and brunch?

Mar 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

one dinner, on breakfast

good suggestion. I forgot about Juarez Bakery.

Mar 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

one dinner, on breakfast

I like the Jack Allen's suggestion for dinner. I also like Greenhouse Craft Foods and Fire in the Hole Pizza (they have much more than just pizza). If you really want to get a bit more adventurous, Taste of Ethiopia is a good option.

For Breakfast, I would consider getting some Mexican food, such as Tacqueria Arandinas or Tacqueria Chapala Jalisco.

If not in the mood for Mexican, I would consider driving to the 620 Location of Noble Sandwich Co.

Mar 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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one dinner, on breakfast

Can you state which night and which day as some places are closed on certain days.

Mar 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

The Best Barbecue in Austin, Texas - Bon Appétit

pretty sure Melvin's sells out well before then most days. Just go at noon on a non rainy day.

Mar 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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New Qui Restaurant Planned...With Only 12 Seats!

Actually this seems to be right up my alley assuming the execution is done right.

Mar 12, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Hard Hat XII

all the tofu and egg dishes, the ika (squid) tempura, the tsubugai, seared bonito.

Mar 06, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Going to Austin Saturday without reservations

If you go at 430 I think you will get a spot at the counter.

Mar 05, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

Soto is very different and I actually prefer the sushi at Soto. It's my favorite sushi spot in Austin. Just went today and found out they have A5 grade Japanese wagyu.

Mar 02, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Weekend in Austin

Yeah SXSW will make everything very difficult and expensive. Most of the boutique hotels are possibly booked already. You might have to book somewhere further away from town.

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

You're also close to Via 313 at the Violet Crowne, Kyoten, a bunch of other food trailers, a bunch of other bars.

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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Weekend in Austin

If its one lunch and one dinner, I would go with Odd Duck for lunch (unless if its Saturday as they are not open then) and Uchiko for dinner.

If it is a saturday, I would do lunch at LA BBQ. Go early.

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Weekend in Austin

Do you have any culinary preferences or budget constraints?

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

Your best bet is Sweet Potato Noodles (Jap Chae) at a Korean spot or bean thread noodles at a Chinese/Vietnamese spot.

Pho is rice noodles as is vermicelli so you should be fine.

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

I would also suggest substituting ESK Thai Kun for ESK Hole in the Wall as I think the food is better at ESK Thai Kun and there are more options for bar hopping/food hopping in the E 6th area as opposed to near campus. Unless if you really want Ramen in which case you should just go to Ramen Tatsuya.

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

I tend to avoid nostalgia/Austiny spots as there are too many places these days that are uniquely Austin but with better food.

As to Mighty Cone, its origins are indeed from Hudson's. Hudson's had a long time item on their menu, the Hot and Crunchy trout. They were asked to be one of the vendors for ACL and adapted that recipe to chicken and later avocado fried in the same mix of seeds, spices, breadcrumbs that the trout was fried in. Then its wrapped in a tortilla placed in a paper cup for easy festival eating.

Taste wise, it is a slightly crunchier chicken tender wrapped in a store bought tortilla.

What Mighty Cone revolutionized is better festival eating, but in a non festival environment, there are too many better choices .

Feb 26, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

Feb 24, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Saturday Lunch

You got to go during lunch Wednesday to Saturday I believe. It's worth it.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Saturday Lunch

If you don't mind something casual, I would go to Melvin's and get the Reuben, The Italian hot beef dip, and the Pork Confit Sandwiches at the least.

Their sandwiches are large and they cut them in 1/2 so its easy to share. Its also easily the best sandwichs in Austin.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Restaurants with lean red meat options?

What about Pho ?

If you want the fancy version, you can always do Elizabeth Street.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

On Wednesday, I am not sure you will have the room to have breakfast tacos, eat a bbq lunch, drink beer/possibly snack on Pizza, and then eat a dinner.

What I would recommend is

Breakfast Taco

Jester King Brewery/Thirsty Planet Brewery. Possibly snack at Pieous. Maybe even hit up one of the wineries near 290/Wemberly like Duchman's.

Then have dinner BBQ at either Stiles Switch, Freedmen's (try their large bourbon selection), or Lambert's.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

The other Mexican goat option that I like is Taco More which in addition to a Cabrito taco also has a Cabrito soup.

Teji's (an Indian restaurant that has a location near campus) has a great Goat Curry.

If you end up going to Taco More (the one up north near North Lamar), you can stop by next door at Michoacana Natural Ice Cream. This isn't in the nicest part of town but you should be more than safe. Both spots will be fairly hole in the wall but the food is great.

My favorite ice cream spot in Austin is Dolce Neve. Make sure to try their 70% Chocolate and the Cassata if they have it (its ricotta, candied orange peel, and chocolate chips, essentially a canoli filling in ice cream form). Lick is pretty good too with a nice honey and goat cheese flavor and its right next to Barley Swine.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

Caspian Grill confirmed awesome. Such great value too. My favorite was the roasted eggplant appetizer and the Akbar Joojeh (The cornish game hen).

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin

How does my itinerary look? Excited for five days in Austin in April!

For your festive Mexican Dinner, I highly recommend Licha's Cantina.

Feb 23, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

Usually but there are a few that aren't available in both forms or works better with/without rice.

I love uni but it works better with rice and is not available in sashimi form oftentimes.

I think toro works better with rice.

Usually the rich tasting seafood I have with rice and the cleaner, more refreshing ones I can eat more of and thus have in sashimi form to limit total rice intake.

Seafood types that comes with a part that is cooked another way I almost always order. Examples include aji sashimi which is usually 1/2 the fish with the remaining spine and head fried to a chip. Another example would be yellowtail or tuna collar, in which the bone and head is grilled after most of the accessible sashimi meat is eaten.

Feb 21, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Popping up all over - What are our favorite ethnic restaurants?

Hanabi is awesome. In my top 3 Sushi joints in Austin along with Soto and Tomo.

The omakase at Hanabi is exquisite but you should order in advance. Their Sushi sampler on the blackboard is also a great pick at $27 or so but you usually get a nice selection of 7 or 8 pieces of the more special fishes ( no salmon or maguro here) .

I love Uchi and Uchiko but the regular sushi is just ok. The Tsukiji selection is good but runs like $25 for 3 pieces.

I had a few bad experiences at Musashino so I don't go anymore though the Botan Ebi there is the best in Austin aside from the rare time I have had the live Botan Ebi at Soto.

Feb 20, 2015
lixlix in Austin