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Pakistan Food

Shalimar?

about 21 hours ago
jwynne2000 in Austin

Taco Cabana

The one in the Gateway shopping center and the one on the 183 frontage road near Anderson Mill have both been good to me.

TC flautas, anyone?

Jul 09, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Bravo filming "Best New Resaurant" in Austin

Sigh.

Jul 02, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

G's Dynamite Sandwiches

As a frequent patron of G's Deli, I can affirm that the mushroom brie soup is excellent. Only problem is it's such a small portion, you're left wanting more. I've had almost all of the sandwiches there and my favorites are:
- chicken salad
- tuna salad
- BLT
- roast beef
- veggie

Jun 27, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Today - World Cup and great food

Most places will be packed to the rafters. Be sure to have a backup plan.

Jun 22, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Terry Blacks must have opened today. There were a bazillion cars and people there when I drove by around 1:00

Jun 21, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

First Meal in Austin?

I think this is specific enough. You need to know who will have good BBQ at 2-3pm. I'd say head to Stiles Switch. LaBBQ is better but will be out by then.

Jun 18, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

visiting Austin next week where should I eat ,Barbecue other good food

Gonna need more info than that man. Help us out here.

Jun 14, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

The quintessential sour beers at WF Domain

In terms of locally brewed sours, almost every beer from Jester King fits the bill, and are highly regarded nationally.

Any berlinerweiss style beer will be sour, and low in ABV...great for summer drinking.

Man, now I want to go to WF to find what they're carrying.

Jun 12, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

Rudeboy - no, this is at the deli counter and is ordered and sliced just like the boars head stuff.

Their signage says Roasted In House, and made with only sea salt, pepper, and seasonings. Makes for a fine sandwich.

Jun 11, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Bob's Big Boy...there's a blast from the childhood past. The thousand island dressing on their burgers was pretty legit, from what I remember. I wonder if they ever bottled that?

Jun 10, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

Whaaa?? Which HEB is selling fresh made tortilla chips? I need to get to know that product.

Jun 10, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

The in-house roasted turkey and roast beef in the deli are a big hit with us, and yards better than any of the Boars Head or HCF plastic-wrapped loaves of meat.

This is at the HEB at Parmer & McNeil, btw.

Jun 10, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

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

I've been back multiple times since my original post and I've seen nothing of the sort that you mentioned. Every experience has been just fine.

The menu is pretty "forward" for this neck of the woods, and the ingredients are top notch, so I think this is unfairly being compared to run of the mill suburban pizza joints. For the quality of what is coming out of that kitchen, I find it to be a great value.

Try it and report back.

Jun 07, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

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

Looks like FITH is open for lunch starting May 6th, from 11:30 to 2:00. Check their FB page for the lunch menu.

May 06, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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RIP VII

Bummer! I liked that place. That area is doing well overall, so hopefully they reopen somewhere down there.

Apr 27, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Your mission: get to downtown Round Rock for Fire In The Hole

You're in luck... they do have a gluten-free crust. :)

Apr 27, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

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

Doesn't look like they have a website yet, but their FB page has their menu posted and several good pics: https://www.facebook.com/FireInTheHol...

We went last night and were very pleasantly surprised. Ordered the octopus salad, fried cauliflower, and a Salumeria pizza. The kitchen sent out an asian pear salad and a gulf shrimp on the house. Everything hit the mark and then some. The fried cauliflower was so good, you could have swore you were at Odd Duck or Barley Swine. The pizza was excellent... i can't wait to try more of them.

And right after my own heart, the drink menu is very beer-centric. No crap on tap, lots of locals, lots of styles represented.

Service was great. No hiccups, even though it was only their second night open.

Downtown Round Rock is getting to be a pretty fun night out!

Apr 26, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Tortuga Flats - any impressions?

We went yesterday during happy hour. I think they've done a great job with the decor and the patio. Feels much more fun than the strip mall it's actually in.

We had the habanero wings, shrimp ceviche, and a couple of tacos. I really wanted to like the food, but it was sadly underwhelming. The wings were just kind of salty and flavorless and the tacos were okay but dry. The shrimp ceviche was probably the worst offender... they bring out this mixture in a mason jar, then dump it into a bowl. How long ago did they put it in that jar? Pretty unappealing.

Margaritas were very tasty though and a good deal during happy hour ($5).

Apr 19, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Tortuga Flats - any impressions?

Wow... I've never even heard of this place, but the menu looks great.

How's the ambience? Slowcooked said it was "round rocky"... does that mean strip mall-y?

Apr 17, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Lunch in North/Northwest Austin

Margaritas (Parmer and McNeil) has an excellent plate: Naked chile rellenos. Get it with red New Mexico sauce and charro beans.

Ajishin (same shopping center)

Pour House (if you can have beer w/ your lunch)

The League near Avery Ranch has quite a few plates that are WAY better than other upscale sports bars.

Tony C's Coal Fired Pizza (next to The League)

Apr 01, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Vegetarian friendly in the Austin airport?

Annies is hands down the best food in the Austin airport... it's actual real food.... and it fits the vegetarian bill

Mar 12, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Solo dining with a good book...

We've been to that WF 7 or 8 times and never had an issue with parking. The biergarten in the front is great. The oyster bar inside with 43 badass taps is also great, but seats maybe 15 people, so it's always SRO... probably not great for chilling with a book.

Mar 12, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

The Fire in the Hole website makes it look like a food truck kind of operation. Is this location in RR a brick and mortar? Did it look like it was open yet?

Jan 28, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Menudo

You like menudo, but don't like the tripe? That's posole.

Jan 18, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

Sign up on Parmer, just east of Mopac near the Filipino store:

Coming soon: Heaven Bakery

Jan 05, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

It's in the plaza with the Whataburger, right next door to Eggroll Express

Jan 02, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Hard Hat XI

In the shopping center at the intersection of Parmer and McNeil - "Coming Soon: Verts".

Score. :)

Dec 31, 2013
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Badass Apple Pie

They did have them and they were $14.99, as advertised. I'll be mowing through tomorrow before the resolutions kick in. Did you pop yours in the oven first or just go at it cold?

Dec 30, 2013
jwynne2000 in Austin

Badass Apple Pie

Thanks for the info. I'm going to check out the north Central Market today to see what they have.

I've been dreaming about apple pie ever since having a divine intervention over Thanksgiving from a little bakery in North Port, Long Island called Copenhagen. Best ever.

Dec 30, 2013
jwynne2000 in Austin