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My favorite things from HEB

Just tried their Creamy Creations Limited Edition Peach Cobbler ice cream and it is probably going to add pounds on me, it is so good. Much better than their Poteet Strawberry.

Jun 26, 2012
RoxieB in Austin

Good Breakfast tacos WAY south.

go a little further south. Manchaca dead ends into FM 1626. Mi Ranchito Taqueria. Yummy breakfast tacos. The pork tamales at Christmas was also wonderful.

Jan 07, 2012
RoxieB in Austin

Kraft Old English Cheese

It's at Randall's in Austin. I buy it for cheese olive balls that we have been making every Christmas for decades.

1 jar Kraft Old English cheese, 1/2 cup butter, both at room temp, blend in a bowl. Gradually add 1 cup flour and cayenne pepper to taste. Place in fridge till firm. Pinch off small amount and mold around small stuffed green olives. Place in freezer till you want to bake them. 12 minutes @ 400 degrees. Deelicious.

Oct 18, 2011
RoxieB in Cheese

Is it worth driving to Trattoria LisIna??

We've been twice, wouldn't go back.

Check the old thread.

Aug 04, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

D Magazine 52 things to do as a Dallasite

Bob Armstrong dip originated in Austin. At the original Matt's El Rancho.

Not many appetizers come with their own origin myth, but the Bob Armstrong Dip has actual folklore to back up its "I can't stop eating this!" taste. Former Texas Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong frequented Matt's El Rancho in Austin, and one day wanted something different--something off the menu.

Legendary restaurateur Matt Martinez supposedly heeded the call by grabbing whatever he could get his hands on: taco meat, guacamole, sour cream and queso, and layering them in a single dish. The result not only took the state capital by storm but crossed several county lines, successfully landing on the Dallas menu of Matt's Rancho Martinez in Lakewood. The killer queso is just the right texture, just the right taste, and just the right weight for Matt's killer chips, which can hold the Bob dip without breaking. Commence dipping on Matt's amazing patio, beverage up with a Mango Rita, then sit back and celebrate Texas in all its diversity.

Matt's Rancho Martinez
6332 La Vista Dr, Dallas, TX 75214

Jul 15, 2011
RoxieB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Ceasar Salad in Austin?

Evangeline's on Brodie between Wm Cannon and Slaughter has a good ceasar, imo.

May 03, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

Real Store-bought French Bread

They are missing from Slaughter/Manchaca HEB. I looked again yesterday.

Mar 30, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

Zed's - very nice experience

I used to love the chicken potpie, but I think something has changed in the past couple of weeks. Not so great, anymore.

Mar 17, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

Real Store-bought French Bread

Yup!! They were really back. Got 4 packs of the rolls today, March 10th expiration. Sure hope HEB doesn't give up on them.

Feb 10, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

Real Store-bought French Bread

I am a big fan also. HEB at Slaughter and Manchaca hasn't been carrying them lately, but did find them at Slaughter and Escarpment. Instructions say to dampen the bread with water before baking. Delightful!

Feb 08, 2011
RoxieB in Austin

St. Patty's Day Week in the Big Easy

Check out Erin Rose on Conti, just off Bourbon.

Feb 28, 2010
RoxieB in New Orleans

Why can't I find Tri-tip steak in Texas?

Central Market Westgate has it as well.

Apr 08, 2009
RoxieB in Austin

Looking for the best tex mex in the city!!

As a Dallas native now living in Austin, Matt's is much better than Uncle Julio's. Aaaah, Ojeda's in the old days was the best!

May 08, 2008
RoxieB in Austin

Recommendations for an Intimate Graduation Dinner?

or Shoreline Grill, owned by the same people as Jeffrey's, but downtown next to the Four Seasons, and a little more classically old school. Nice for a special occasion.

Apr 07, 2008
RoxieB in Austin


I am suprised to see these reviews. We had dinner at Sagra last Wed nite and thought it was wonderful. Nice bottle of prosecco, bruschetta with salmon and marscapone, carbonara was excellent! Been looking forward to going back. And to say Sagra would aspire to be Mandola's (which was awful imo) made me laugh out loud.

Mar 17, 2008
RoxieB in Austin

Anyone been to Mandola's new restaurant in Driftwood?

What a beautiful location, gorgeous sunsets, charming ambience, however the food and service was a total disappointment. Veal saltimbocca, which the waitress said was their most popular dish, tasted and looked like re-cooked dried ham, inedible, with no sauce. Roasted chicken was extremely undercooked/bloody and delivered to the table at least 5 minutes after other entrees. Spicy pork ribs were good, the rabbit and duck were uneven; some bites were good, others dry. The $28 porterhouse was a good safe bet. Several of our party thought the salad and antipasti were the best items to hit the table. The kitchen definitely needs some expertise. We may go again, but just for pizzas and wine.

Nov 29, 2007
RoxieB in Austin

Business Dinner

on Ceasar Chavez downtown. Good wine selection, wonderful food and atmosphere.

Oct 25, 2007
RoxieB in Austin

Something special near LAG airport tonight?

We will be coming in this evening and will be staying at the Marriott near the airport. Can somebody please recommend something in the area that's yummy and easy to get to?


Sep 05, 2007
RoxieB in Outer Boroughs


Mr. Natural's tres leches cake is wonderful!

Aug 16, 2007
RoxieB in Austin

Best Restaraunts in Austin

I am surprised to see no mention of Shoreline Grill. Although they don't have a tasting menu , everything we have tried there has been phenomenal. The cravado is divine, they have a great wine list and an enjoyable patio. The food is consistently tasty but the ambience is not snooty. I also saw a mention here of Jeffrey's crispy oysters. The same oysters are at Shoreline for a larger order and smaller price.

Jul 05, 2007
RoxieB in Austin

who loves verti marte?

Jeff Hilgenberg

Jun 07, 2007
RoxieB in New Orleans

Cissi's Market

way overpriced. Nothing special. Bet they don't last long.

Mar 21, 2007
RoxieB in Austin

What to bring to cook in Kauai?

Since it has been open a few months, I am wondering if there are people who can comment on what the Costo in Kapaa is like. Same sorts of items as the mainland? We will be there for a week the end of April. I am particularly interested in seafood items and produce, dairy items.

Mar 19, 2007
RoxieB in U.S. Elsewhere Archive