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3 Star Michelin Chef Has Austin Chef Question

I guess the question is what is your friend looking to get out of the experience? Is he looking for ideas or does he just want a good local joint where he can experience something that is uniquely Austin? BTW, I ate at an event catered by your friend's restaurant a few weeks ago in Napa. Both food and wine parings were very, very good. I'd love to go back and eat at the restaurant.

Nov 23, 2010
donmack in Austin

Breakfast near the airport

Depending on how early you leave the airport, you could try El Meson on Burleson, just west of Montopolis. It'll be on your right, maybe a half mile to a mile. Not sure of their hours or if they're open on Sunday, so you should give them a call. If they're not open, Curra's will be (on Oltorf, about a mile west of I-35).

Oct 03, 2009
donmack in Austin

Mighty Cone a Disappointment?

I was also disappointed by Mighty Cone. Ate there a few weeks ago and found the cone to be, as you said, a bit over done with a sauce that was cloyingly sweet. I was hoping for better. Thanks for the review. It certainly will make me think twice giving this venue a second chance. Didn't know that this stand was affiliated with Hudson's. I'm surprised, given the excellent food I've had there.

Apr 22, 2009
donmack in Austin

One night in Austin. Where to have dinner?

Sorry, that should read South Congress Cafe.

Apr 13, 2009
donmack in Austin

One night in Austin. Where to have dinner?

Uchi, Wink, Jeffery's, Vespaio, or Hudson's on the Bend. I like Congress Ave Cafe, too. The food is very good, although not in the same league as the first five places I mentioned.

Apr 13, 2009
donmack in Austin

Best Pizza in Austin?

Having grown up in NJ, I have yet to find any Neapolitan style pizza that I'd consider even very good. It all has to do with the crust. It's easy to find good toppings, but an excellent crust is impossible to find.

I was recently in Chicago, and after having an excellent Chicago-style pizza, I realized that what I can get at Mangia's is pretty good. It isn't as good as what I had, but it's close enough. I'm sure ex-Chicago natives will disagree.

Apr 09, 2009
donmack in Austin

New South 1st Trailer - Cake balls?

Had two cakeballs there yesterday one pb (brass) the other dark chocolate (someone's favorite). The later was much better, but both were good. $1.50/each was a bit on the high side, I thought, but reasonable. Slightly smaller than golf ball sized. Also ate at Shuggie's next store, which was forgettable.

Apr 09, 2009
donmack in Austin