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Prelog's brunch

Just came back from dinner. Really great service with a very inventive and refined menu in a super lovely setting. Will do a dish by dish breakdown later.

1 day ago
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Prelog's brunch

Gonna go for dinner tonight. will report back.

2 days ago
lixlix in Austin

Taking 2 college guys to dinner help me please

Jack Allen's if you want something like Threadgill's but newer (and arguably better in my opinion) The chicken fried beef rib will fill up the stoutest of horses.

Freedmen's

2 days ago
lixlix in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

I'm pretty excited about the Babi Guling. Will be a nice throwback to my honeymoon.

May 08, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

I don't know why so few on this board go, I've been mentioning it since forever in like 8 different threads.

Apr 30, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

Yes on the complimentary chips.

Apr 30, 2015
lixlix in Austin
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Sad today due to Melvin's Shuttering

Apr 27, 2015
lixlix in Austin

Downtown lunches

Don't forget about Gus's fried chicken.

Apr 24, 2015
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Lunch at Italic

Spec's that have deli cases are also good source of San Danielle.

Apr 20, 2015
lixlix in Austin

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
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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
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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
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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