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Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

Yes, they do have both. You know Stubbs bbq is good... might be a possibility. Not a country music fan though. We shall see. Thanks again!

Mar 12, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

Thanks a lot for the info, you guys.

Mar 12, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

Antones sounds like a good place. I'll search restaurants near there. I've looked through most of these threads and nothings tickled my fancy yet...

I think we'll aim for South Congress and steer clear of 6th street etc. It is lots of cover bands. I had forgotten it was SXSW... what a drag.

Thanks so much for all of that. I appreciate it.

Mar 09, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

I'm staying in Lakeway and driving into Austin. So I'm good on that front. I wonder if Carolyn Wonderland is playing near any good restaurants... hmmm. Thanks Bat.

Mar 09, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't realized SXSW was this weekend... drat. Hmm what is on South Congress? I've only been in that area a few times and it wasn't for adult time. I've got 3 kids and this is our first trip away in awhile, so we are dying for some good live music & food I don't have to cook. Thanks, man.

Mar 09, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Major fire at Mai's in Midtown

I'm still crying about this... and craving Mai's MORE THAN EVER. They have the best bbq pork springs rolls, their vermicelli dishes are too die for and the pepper steak is SCRUMPTIOUS! Garlic chicken, general tsos, special beef platter.... oh man, I miss it already.

Mar 08, 2010
Ima Baconista in Houston

Looking for a place with good food and live music in the 6th street area

We're Houstonians and we're heading up to Austin for a weekend away. We'll be staying in Lakeway and heading into Austin Saturday night. We're looking for a place with good food (preferably Mexican, BBQ, or a steak house of sorts) and live music. If any of you know Houston think Last Concert Cafe, The Continental Club or the House of Blues.

On that note, has anyone been to The Austin Continental Club? How is the food there?

We're up for any kind of suggestions. If you know of a good restaurant near a good live music venue we would love to hear that also. I'm ready for a good hot meal that I don't have to cook and that will be well worth my money. I cook a killer steak and am always disappointed with restaurant steaks. Why pay $20+ dollars when my steaks at home are $20 for 3 ribeyes, cooked rare (and properly at that) and delicious? HA.

Thanks in advance, Austinites!

Mar 08, 2010
Ima Baconista in Austin

Help me win a "best burger" cookoff!

Bacon makes everything better ;-)

May 24, 2009
Ima Baconista in Home Cooking

Help me win a "best burger" cookoff!

I love making hamburgers. My favorite recipe so far is this.... take your ground meat and add in homemade bacon bits (not crunchy, still a bit soft), finely minced onions & garlic and thick shredded cheddar cheese. Mush it altogether really well. Pat them out into nice thick patties. Then lightly shake over garlic pepper, season salt, and a mesquite blend (like grillmates). In a small bowl mix together worchestershire sauce, soy sauce (preferably La choy), a couple dashes of liquid smoke and about a 1/2 cup of a wet mesquite marinade (I like the lime mesquite blend) and brush it on each patty. Even though there is bacon and cheese mixed into the patty, I *still* add cheddar cheese slices and extra bacon. My husband loves to top it with jalapenos also. Actually... I bet it would take really good if you diced up jalapenos and added them to the original meat blend before making them into patties.

Good luck. Let us know how it all goes! I love a big juicy burger! Mmm Mm.

May 23, 2009
Ima Baconista in Home Cooking

Toddler food ideas

Do you use the veggie pasta? Its really good.

When it came to thing like this, I've always been very pro-dips. Kids love to dip things. You can even spruce up your ranch with finely diced broccoli for an extra healthy kick.

How about green beans? Does he like green beans? My daughter enjoys the string beans that are long and crunchy so she can hold them better. Heck she just loves green beans anyway. You can change the flavor up on them to by boiling the beans in chicken broth, with bacon or minced onions.

Then there is lightly boiled zucchini so it still has a slight crunch.... fried okra? Its fried, but its easy to pop in their mouths, is crunchy on the outside and another veggie to add to their list.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Home Cooking

cooking chore you like the least

Thats a good idea, the ziplock bag. Thanks for that tip.

And how dare you have spelling errors! :-P

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Not About Food

Dessert for 20

Chocolate toffee bars are really easy to make and can go a long way. If you want the recipe, I'll post it for you.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Home Cooking

Do you use margarine?

We keep a tub of margarine for toast and waffles. I normally use salted stick butter to cook with though.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in General Topics

Airplane Food: What's GOOD?

The peanuts?

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in General Topics

Help me find a summer beer

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse is the best heffe out there. It is full in body but light in taste. I'd like to think of it as a cold full bodied refreshing iced beer tea. Its best to squeeze the lemons on the bottom and slowly pour the beer over the top. I leave the peels in bc they keep the fresh lemon flavor at bay.

This is very much a summer beer. Refreshing and cool.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Beer

Favorite Hard Cider

Blackthorn, by far.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Beer

What are the idiots at Luby's thinking?

I agree. I will admit though the chicken fried steaks did get bigger and *that* I am happy about. :-D

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Texas

cooking chore you like the least

YK TVC15, I got that pre-peeled garlic and it made my whole fridge stink of garlic. Like everything had this garlic odor. After that batch, I went back to the more tedious way of peeling it myself. I love garlic, don't get me wrong, but good golly it tainted my food.

I don't like handling any kind of raw meats. *shivers* I save that chore for my husband. And as much as I want to like the chopper, I don't. Its obnoxious and is a real PITA. I also struggle with the Vidalia Slice Wizard. They're always too thin or too thick. And I only use it for red potatoes which I generally pick smaller. So I get dangerously close to cutting my finger tips.

May 21, 2009
Ima Baconista in Not About Food