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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

Slab BBQ

And they are closed on Sundays, which I found out the hard way this past weekend :(

Sep 09, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Round Rock Report

Absolutely love the new Garbos. First time there I had the scallops which were as close to perfect as I'd ever had. Just so many little things we love about that place.

Sep 06, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Challah bread French toast in austin???

Can't remember if it's challah, but the brunch French toast at Hopfields is pretty special.

Aug 30, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Zagat's Top 10 Austin Burgers

Phil's Icehouse may be the worst burger in Austin, IMHO. And it's rated higher than Hopfields?? Moving on....

Yummy/Exotic - Zero Degree Ice Cream shop on Lakeline Blvd

Sounds interesting! Thanks!

Aug 25, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Hard Hat XI

I went and had the ribeye sandwich. It was okay. The meat was underseasoned and a little too gristly, even for ribeye. Space is nice though and I could see the patio being fun in the spring or fall. I'll wait to hear others' reviews before I go back, since it's pretty pricey. Let's start a new thread!

Aug 16, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Hard Hat XII

Just a general comment/question about these Hard Hat threads... if something is under construction and/or opening soon, it seems like this is the right thread for that. If it's something that's already open and you've eaten there, why not start a separate thread about it? Just wondering if we can keep these from getting to 200 replies so fast.

Aug 07, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin
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Birthday coming up, Best French in town?

If casual atmosphere isn't a problem, Hopfields puts out great food.

Countryside Farms sausages, et al

I get em at the cedar park farmers market, but they may be at the downtown one as well.

Aug 06, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Countryside Farms sausages, et al

I'm currently in a coma induced by their rabbit/tarragon/mustard sausages, so I'll limit the adjective to: spectacular.

And really everything else I've had from them is top notch -- Italian sausage, duck chorizo, head cheese....*drool*

Just wondering if there are any other Countryside Farms fanatics, and also why these artisanal masters don't get more accolades. Has anyone been out to the farm before?

G'night.

Aug 05, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

BBQ 512 used to be Chisholm Trail

No, this is the (former) Chisholm Trail in the ancient shopping center at 183 and McNeil. Same shopping center as Asia Cafe.

Aug 03, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

How/what to order at Uchiko

I agree with lixlix. If you're going all out for your 20th (congratulations, by the way), and you aren't sure what to order, go with the omakase and let the experts take care of you. The surprise of what's coming next is half the fun.

If there are one or two things that are totally off limits, just let the waiter know and they'll accommodate you.

Jul 30, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

Couldn't agree more

Jul 30, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin

Pakistan Food

Shalimar?

Jul 21, 2014
jwynne2000 in Austin