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Bribery

Went this morning at 10:30 and the place was hoppin'.

Enjoyed a really standout cinnamon roll and a savory breakfast popover. This place is the real deal Holyfield.

Once Garbo's gets their wine bar open, and someone decides to finally get some real beer up here, Wells Branch will be holding their own.

Mar 21, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

New Qui Restaurant Planned...With Only 12 Seats!

Oh my god. Abbrev's is a real place:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1004166

Mar 12, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Best Farmers Market?

^^^haha. Nailed it!

I'm definitely partial to the Cedar Park FM (in the Lakeline Mall parking lot - Saturday mornings). Plenty of veggies and meat vendors. Most people are there to do real shopping...big bags and coolers in tow.

Mar 04, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Birthday During SxSW

Maybe check out a nice place away from central Austin?
Garbo's brick and mortar
Soto
Jack Allen's
Hudson's
etc etc....

Mar 01, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Saturday Lunch

Literally every tex-mex place is open for Saturday lunch.

If the weather's nice, maybe check out Contigo.

Feb 21, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Kids' Menus

Sister restaurant of Abbrev's.

Feb 05, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

Hours 7:00-8:00pm. No parking.

Feb 04, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Exclusive new restaurant: Abbrev's

Get your reservations now:

http://www.abbrevsrestaurant.com

Feb 04, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Gumbo North of the River

Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in downtown Round Rock? I had it once and thought it was pretty good, and reasonably priced, but I'm far from an expert on the matter.

Feb 01, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I second Jester King as a second-to-none beervana experience. And if you're going to eat at Stanley's onsite, slowcooked's suggestion is a good one.

Not very far from the brewery is Pieous on Hwy 290. Very formidable pastrami and pizza place. Everything made in house.

Jan 24, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Deckhand Oyster Bar

Loving the pics, and thanks for the Michelada rec!

Try their wings if you get a chance. This is really one of my favorite places in Austin metro. So much soul, so fun to chat with the servers at the bar, price is right, flavors take you away.

Jan 17, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Round Rock Report

Oh Nice! I love that old corner building. So they're open now? Will have to go support them soon.

Jan 14, 2015
jwynne2000 in Austin

Your favorite burgers from 2014?

Thick, pub burger

Dec 31, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Your favorite burgers from 2014?

Maybe it's just the nearby vicinity, but I'm a sucker for the burgers at The League Kitchen & Tavern in Avery Ranch (I think they have a Lakeway location too). Probably won't top any lists, but it's a solid, straightforward offering.

Dec 30, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Your mission: get to downtown Round Rock for Fire In The Hole

A few pics from their quite formidable five-course beer dinner event last night (poached quail, shrimp ceviche, chicken liver PB&J)

Dec 12, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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G's Dynamite Sandwiches

Yall have got to try G's new egg salad sandwich they recently added. Delightful. Simple egg-mayo-dill recipe (maybe a smidge of mustard?). It's pretty much all I get there now.

Nov 21, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

where can I buy beef kidney suet

A vendor at the cedar park farmers market has it today

Nov 15, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hanabi Sushi

If I'm not mistaken, that is Chef Choo's new(ish) place, right? I've always enjoyed his food --- Osaka Mansun, and his other place on Lamar that was great but in a weird location (can't remember the name). Great bang for the buck.

Hanabi does a good lunch too.

Nov 08, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

t&s chinese seafood to reopen with a new name and location

Love the new name :)

Nov 05, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Eloping in Austin. Where should we eat after our wedding?

If you could change the wedding date to a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you could head out to Jester King Brewery, enjoy some seriously artisan beers (or wines, if you prefer), in a gorgeous setting, and split a really nice pizza from Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza. Probably a longshot, but it's pretty close to your chapel.

Other than Salt Lick and Trattoria Lisina, I don't really know what's in that general vicinity.

Oct 16, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Favorite places for a drink and a snack

Good call on apothecary.

Oct 09, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Favorite places for a drink and a snack

I'm a raving fan of Pinthouse, but the only thing there that would qualify as a "snack" would maybe be the pepperoni rolls. Everything else is meal-sized. Also, keep in mind that their Peach Of A Pale beer was only limited release/seasonal. Go to their website and they actually have a webcam of their beer board so you can see what's on tap anytime.

If OP likes Workhorse, and insists on cocktails, what about Drink.Well? They excel at snack-y things. Try their take on fish sticks.

Draught House has a food trailer almost every day starting late afternoon/early evening. Beer only though.

Hacienda on Hancock just off Burnet has a nice patio, good drinks and typical tex-mex apps

Has anyone tried Stinson's at the corner of Burnet and 45th? Do they serve any food?

Flying Saucer

Cover 3

Oct 09, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

"The Rock Sports Bar & Grill" coming soon to the spot where the coffee shop used to be in downtown Round Rock.

Oct 01, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

ACL food

There are a zillion vendors...go nuts. Just don't fall into the "longest line = best food" trap. Lotta sheep at ACL.

Sep 29, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

Holy cow Dina we are on exactly the same wavelength!

Sep 22, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Bat Charcuterie

This is what you do... order a couple of delicious pies from Fire in the Hole in downtown Round Rock. Less than a mile away, on McNeil Road where it goes under I-35, there's a Napa Auto Parts store that lets people set up camp in their parking lot to watch the massive colony that lives under that bridge. Zero crowds, zero hassle. Get there by 6:45 and you should be good.

Sep 22, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XII

There is what appears to be some sort of Asian supermarket being built out a few doors down from Muang Thai at 183 and Lakeline Mall Drive. They have the name of the place up, and it looked Filipino?

Sep 19, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Simple, delicious Japanese food has landed in NW Austin

In case anyone is considering stopping by Ajishin soon for some of their great chow, I saw a sign on their door saying that a family member has passed away and they will be closed until September 21.

All the best to the lovely family that runs this place. Be sure to support them once they're back up and running.

Sep 16, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

RIP VIII

Radio Shack is about to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so consider that little outlet to be on thin ice.

Sep 11, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Curly's Carolina Brick and Mortar in Round Rock

That is a shame. Hopefully they're just moving locations.

Sep 11, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin