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Saffron Fusion- Indian on Far West

Pretty sure it is a different owner. Saffron had and may still have a place in far Northwest Austin around Parmer. I tried it once for lunch and was disappointed. No idea how Indian Palace survived as long as it did. The owners were very nice people but they never had any traffic. I suspect that Tarka at Northcross has grabbed much of the Indian business in Northwest Hills

Jun 09, 2015
PappyAustin in Austin

Twisted Root

Tried it last night and was completely underwhelmed. The bun was a little dry and tasteless. The meat was actually well cooked but poorly seasoned. Now, the shake. They have big variety of favors. I had the chocolate. Good thing the menu told me that because not sure I would have known from the taste. Way too much whipped cream concoction on the top. I'd rather have a Whataburger.

May 13, 2015
PappyAustin in Austin
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Barbecue in Lockhart

While I can't disagree with what everyone else said, the real question is what do you want to eat? I say that because if brisket is your choice, Blacks is the answer. However, if you want anything pork go to one of the other two. It is a toss up between them. Smitty's has better atmosphere

May 10, 2015
PappyAustin in Texas

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Who has the best north of downtown?

Mar 17, 2015
PappyAustin in Austin

Fork and Vine Hits and Misses

Just made my initial visit for lunch. Had a Niman burger. One of my friends had to explain niman to me. All I know is that it was well prepared and the pork belly added a lot of flavor. The fries were very good too. It is a beautiful space and the service was right on.

Mar 04, 2015
PappyAustin in Austin

Best Happy Hour Food Deals in North Austin

I know there are fewer options than other parts of town, but there must be a few.
My list today only includes Blue Star Cafeteria, Manuels, and Chez Zee. Anyone think of others?

Jan 04, 2015
PappyAustin in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

That means it won't be late January

Oct 07, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

RIP VIII

Kim Phung by Lakeline closed by landlord for failure to pay rent

Sep 16, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Slab BBQ

I was just looking at their website and noticed their hours are no where to be found.

Sep 09, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Original plan for Suzi's was for the new structure to be mixed use. Suspect that Suzi's will reopen in part of the building. If the food makes you sick or you overeat, you just go next door and take a nap

Scotland Trip

In late August we are driving from southwest Scotland to Southport, England on a Sunday. Planning to detour slightly to pass through the Lake District. Not much time to stop. Probably only afternoon tea somewhere in or near the Lake District. Boltongate Old Rectory looks like it might be a very good option. Anyone have other suggestions?

Jul 29, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Nine Days in Glasgow

On a closely related question, we are arriving in Glasgow from the U.S. about 7:30 AM and want to be at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum when they open at 10. We will have a car. Any suggestions for a good breakfast spot that will get us going in the right direction and not get us lost?

Jul 21, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Royal Lytham & St. Anne's Golf Club

Has anyone stayed in the Dormy House there or had the dinner in the clubhouse that is included in the room rate? Trying to decide whether to eat dinner there or opt out and choose a restaurant in Lytham. We are only there for one night.The food quality is important, but so is the experience from a golfers perspective.

Jul 21, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Travel between Stirling and Troon in Scotland

If we are in Glasgow on a Wednesday and want something close to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a casual lunch, what would you suggest?

Jul 19, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Hard Hat XI

You sure about the location? Don't think there is a DQ at 620 and Lake Creek.

Jul 17, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Lunch in North/Northwest Austin

They have closed before for a week or more at a time for "vacation"

Jul 09, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Any Recent Visits to Wink?

I only went once and left hungry. I'll never go back. In my house we call it blink because if you do you will miss the food.

Jun 20, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Wow, they must be completely gutting the place. That means they are putting big bucks into it.

Jun 17, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Newest Jack Allen's on 360. Any info on their timetable to open?

Jun 16, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Mother India in Glasgow

Coming from Stirling area and want to have dinner at Mother India. I see there are two locations in Glasgow. Going to Troon after dinner. Any reason to favor one location over the other?

Jun 12, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Breckenridge

Thanks for the feedback! Think our 3 meals out will be Lost Cajun on Day 1, Kenosha on Day 2, and Giampietro to go on Day 3.

I'd drive a long way for good BBQ, but not with small children in tow and since we are from Central Texas doubt it would quite measure up

Jun 11, 2014
PappyAustin in Mountain States

Deviled Eggs

If I wanted to buy some prepared deviled eggs, where would I find some good ones?

May 28, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Breckenridge

Need lunch suggestions for large (11) group including young children. If we go for burgers, anyone have a preference between Kenosha and Empire? Or somewhere else? Other suggestions we have include Gianpietro for pizza (think this place is very small and would have to take out) and Soupzon

May 17, 2014
PappyAustin in Mountain States

My list of Less Than Famous Central TX BBQ - Which ones?

Thought a response to your original question might be helpful. A co-worker that lives in New Braunfels suggested http://granzinsbbq.com/.

Apr 21, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Travel between Stirling and Troon in Scotland

Thanks Harters. For one time visitors to Glasgow that like to find the great places the locals frequent, would you suggest Ubiquitous Chip over somewhere like Number 16?

Apr 21, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Travel between Stirling and Troon in Scotland

So what would you suggest in Glasgow on my route?

Apr 20, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Noble Pig Burnet

One of the owners told me yesterday that they have a liquor license pending for Burnet Rd and as soon as it is approved they will be staying open later.

Apr 20, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin

Travel between Stirling and Troon in Scotland

May have found a good answer. Any comments on Braidwoods in Dairy? Appears to be on the way and a very good restaurant

Apr 19, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

Travel between Stirling and Troon in Scotland

Looking for a nice dinner in the range of $40-50 per person for this summer. Don't want to stray too far from the travel route and anything except Asian or Indian will do, I know we will go right past Glasgow but would prefer not to go into the city center. Does not have to be in Glasgow either. Any suggestions?

Apr 19, 2014
PappyAustin in U.K./Ireland

My list of Less Than Famous Central TX BBQ - Which ones?

Not sure I would classify Cooper's or City Market as lesser known.

Apr 10, 2014
PappyAustin in Austin