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Best food truck in Austin?

Hey all,

I'm an east-coaster that's on his way with some friends to Austin for ACL in a couple of weeks. We've got most of our food plans mapped out, but I was hoping to try one or two of the best that Austin has to offer with it's many food trucks!

I did a few searches on the Austin boards on this subject, but since the food truck industry seems to always be in flux, I was hoping to get some responses with trucks that are currently in business and serving great food! Thanks in advance for your advice!

-G

Sep 28, 2010
gtbaum in Austin

Montreal restaurant recommendations (vegan-friendly)

Hello!

A few of my friends are heading up to Montreal for a long weekend in July to visit a former co-worker...and they're looking for some restaurant recommendations!

One of them is a vegan, so preferably there are some vegan-friendly options. Nothing extravagant price wise (let's say $40-50 a person or so with a drink or two), but we're native to the mid-Atlantic and know very little about the Montreal food scene. All diners are adventurous and flexible as to the type of cuisine.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

-G

May 15, 2010
gtbaum in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cinghiale question...

Hey all!

Just hoping I could get a quick question answered. A couple of my friends and I are going out to Cinghiale tonight (I went once before about a year ago, enjoyed it quite a bit).

Just trying to get a feel for whether shirt/nice jeans would be acceptable in the Osteria section of the restaurant (I know I saw jeans in the Enoteca part last time). Last time I went my party was dressed nicer (shirts and slacks/cocktail dresses), but tonight a couple of people will be coming straight from work to dinner (casual Fridays=jeans) so I just want to know if that's going to be an isssue.

Thanks for your quick response(s)! I need to give some people a heads-up this afternoon if they need to grab a change of clothes :)

-G

Jan 29, 2010
gtbaum in Washington DC & Baltimore

Palena menu suggestions

Thanks so much for the rec's everyone.

We had a great time. One of the best dining experiences I've had in D.C. Highlights were spring consomme (w/ morels, ravoilini, ramps, etc), gnocchi (lived up to the hype) in a bolognese, and guinea hen with an unbelievable pan sauce with morels. Staff was great.

Overall, excellent meal!

Apr 28, 2009
gtbaum in Washington DC & Baltimore

Palena menu suggestions

A bunch of friends from college and I have reservations at Palena this weekend (quite excited, based on overwhelmingly good reviews). Just curious if anyone has specific recommendations from the menu (I assume it changes seasonally/regularly, so if anyone has been recently that's probably most relevant. Their website appears to still have a fall menu posted).

Also, what's standard dress for the non-cafe part of the restaurant (men and women)?

Thanks!

Apr 22, 2009
gtbaum in Washington DC & Baltimore