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What's the deal with Five Guys?

I agree that they are forgettable. Have you been to Phil's Icehouse on Burnet? Now that's a memorable burger. The fries, sweet potato fries and onion rings are all very good.

Nov 27, 2009
beekay in Austin

Gingerbread Poptarts

I'm bumping this up to see if anyone can report an actual sighting of the Gingerbread poptarts. I've posted various places and people often suggest Walmart or HEB. I have tried Walmart, HEB, Target and Randalls. I've talked to managers who can't confirm they will get them. . . only that it is likely. If you have actually seen them, please tell me the specific location. Thank you.

Nov 27, 2009
beekay in Austin

Gingerbread Poptarts

If you see the limited edition Kelloggs Gingerbread Pop Tarts anywhere please post. I have not seen them at Target or Walmart.

Nov 04, 2009
beekay in Austin

Boudin sausage source?

I personally like DJ's which is made in Beaumont. They won't ship it to individuals. I had no luck calling the distributor. I did find it in grocery stores in Houston and bought a bunch to bring back for my freezer.
If anyone knows where I can buy it here I'd love to have that information.

Aug 09, 2009
beekay in Austin

Fav at Alamo Drafthouse?

Based on this thread, I went to the Village Drafthouse today even though Lake Creek is closer. The Asian Bat Wings were excellent. My entree was the Puerco Guisada. It was so good! It was a bowl of spicy stew. Since you can't see it in the dark you have only your mouth to tell you what's happening. There wasn't anything hard or gross in the bites to make you hesitate. It came with three flour tortillas wrapped in foil. It was just right. For dessert I shared a Guinness Milkshake with my companion. It was another winner. It wasn't fizzy like you might think it would be. It was a thick milkshake and came with the fattest straw I've ever seen. I don't believe it was just beer and vanilla milkshake. It seemed like it had something else like maybe amaretto flavoring. I'm probably wrong. I'm going to have all these things again but I saw other things I'm curious about like fish tacos and Green Chile Mac n Cheese.

Aug 01, 2009
beekay in Austin

Austin Burger Smackdown!

The best burger in my opinion is the 78704 burger served at Phil's Icehouse on Burnet. Unbelieveable. Yes the bun is great but I've had that bun at other places. The burger as a whole composition is perfect.

Aug 01, 2009
beekay in Austin

If you can find Sheila Partin Hamburger Buns, you can find a great hamburger.

I really love these buns and I do eat at places that serve them. Phil's will not sell just the buns. I haven't asked Riata. I did contact the Sheila Partin bakery or I tried to. We were passing by a couple weeks ago and I had wanted to pick up some buns to spare the shipping cost. They did not answer the phone or emails I sent beforehand. When we stopped at the bakery door that day, no one answered the bell. I got an email the following week that they were at a convention. By the way, the shipping is $20. I don't love bread that much.

So, do you know anyone that sells any Sheila Partin items around here?

Jul 30, 2009
beekay in Austin

Onion rings

I had onion rings at Phil's Icehouse last week and they were also awesome.
Additionally, the buns are just amazing. I had the 78704 burger and I can't wait to have another.

Jul 21, 2009
beekay in Austin

Have you seen coconut M&Ms anywhere?

If you have please tell me where. Thanks.

Jul 21, 2009
beekay in Austin

Onion rings

I wanted to update. I found what I was looking for at Evangelines. I also found the hamburger too. It's called the "Lake Charles burger" which is exactly correct. That is the burger I know from childhood. The onion rings were strings like I wanted although not greasy and limp but it turns out that I prefer this crispy non-greasy version of the shoestring onions I craved. We've been twice since my first post. Both times I had the burger and onion rings while my husband had the Gold Band Creole which he is just cuckoo about. We also had the boudin both times. It is also an exact reproduction of the boudin I grew up with. I would eat there every week if they weren't almost an hour away.

May 23, 2009
beekay in Austin

Onion rings

We went to Monument Cafe today. We've been three other times but I never got onion rings. Today I had the Oyster Platter which came with fries, hushpuppies and THREE sides. I didn't want all that food on purpose. I just wanted to try the onion rings, oysters and fruit salad people always talk about. In summary, the onion rings were good but still not thin and string-like the way I'm looking for. The hushpuppies and chile squash casserole were good. The oysters were salty. I gave my fries to my husband because I'm not into them. The fruit salad was unremarkable. Lastly, the waiter was the least appealing thing about the visit. While he provided adequate service, he did not project a friendly demeanor and never said "thank you" or "your welcome" when thanked. The reason I mentioned all this is because while I liked the onion rings, there were enough negatives that I won't be going there again unless someone I'm with wants to go.

Apr 25, 2009
beekay in Austin

Onion rings

Hi. I read this board all the time to find stories of foods I am looking for. I've read a lot of descriptions of onion rings where it seems that the big fat cut ones are well-liked. I want to find a different kind. There is an excellent place in Lake Charles, LA called Cotton's Famous Hamburgers. They have the best greasy stringy onion rings. They are not onion "strips" like they have nowadays. These are served like a big pile of super thin, limp, crispy long strings. You can eat them with your fingers but a fork works well too so you can drag them through ketchup. Do you know of anyplace in the Austin area that does them this way?

Apr 19, 2009
beekay in Austin