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Favorites from Sunset Valley Farmer's Market?

We really enjoy the fresh cheese. There is a guy who sells cheese spread, cheese balls, and this week we grabbed some incredible pepper jack. We also buy fresh hummus regularly. There is also a guy from Fredericksburg that has canned pickles. He has hot and habanero flavors. We keep both in stock in the fridge. I know it's not food, but we buy our soap from the farmer's market as well. My favorite is the Padre Island. They have smaller soaps in packages of 6 that we bought as gifts.

Dec 19, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Fresh-cut pasta in Austin?

Pasta and Co. also brings several kinds of fresh pasta to the sunset valley farmer's market every saturday as well. I pick one up every week and have been very pleased.

Dec 18, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Thin Sliced Fried Pickles

The last few times I went to Evangeline Cafe they had fried pickle chips. They were awesome! The sauce wasn't ranch, but evangeline sauce, which tastes kind of like a thousand island. I'm sure you could ask for ranch though. At the time they said it was a temporary thing, but they were doing so well that they were talking about making it a permanent menu item.

Nov 05, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Bombay Grill on Bee Caves

I do believe that Bombay Grill has a new chef. I have been going there for the buffet for over a year now. It used to be just occassionally, but in the past few months it has improved so drastically that it is now our only Indian Buffet. We have cut Taj Palace as well as Star of India. If you haven't been in a while, I recommend giving it another try.

Nov 02, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

[AUS] Just moved down South and feeling food despair.

Resurrecting this great thread. I just moved to the Westgate area and am looking forward to trying the places mentioned above as well as trying out new ones.

I tried El Regio and it was awesome. The Carne Asada is as good as the chicken and the portion was huge. My husband couldn't finish it all. I agree about the red and green sauce, the green was spicy and far superior. Macho Taco on south Manchaca makes a similiar green sauce.

We tried Bakehouse for breakfast last week and were impressed with the food and prices. I had the migas, which wasn't as good as Habanero's or Galaxy Cafe but was light years above Magnolia. I would order it again. My husband had the french toast which has 3 large pieces of texas toast and my daughter had the Italian Omelet which she devoured (she's only 10).

We tried Seoul's for the sushi and were a little underwhelmed. The prices were good, but the amount of fish in the rolls explained why. My friend ordered the korean food, which looked/smelled incredible, so we plan on going back to give that a try.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the chinese food around. We used to go to Wok on Fire for the thai style fried rice, but that's a little too far south now.

Oct 10, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Quick: Best Baby Back Ribs

I recommend Texas Roadhouse for soft fall-off the bone ribs. I prefer them to Chili's, but then I prefer pretty much anything over Chili's. The ribs are soft inside, but have a nice crispy exterior.

Oct 10, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Great Burger

I love Lucy's as well. Fortunately, it is coming back. Originally it was supposed to be this spring, but according to their website it will be later this year. I agree that the burgers are tasty, and I love the green chili cheese fries, significantly better than Shady Grove.

Jun 08, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Breakfast Burritos vs. Tacos?

I haven't been to Don Luis, so I can't really compare it. I can compare it to the Don Juan from Juan in a Million though. It is probably a little bigger than the Don Juan, but I much prefer the taste, and it holds together very well. They use a really large tortilla, so it wraps all the way around the eggs, so the filling isn't falling out everywhere. They are also very generous w/ the brisket.

May 01, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Breakfast Burritos vs. Tacos?

I moved here about 2 years ago from Phoenix, so I feel your pain. I can tell you it does get easier and I am very well adjusted to the breakfast taco.

A large breakfast taco that I don't believe was mentioned is from Jim Bob's. It is on the west side, but worth the drive. I recommend the potato, egg and brisket. If you add cheese as well than it will hold together very well, much like a burrito. You will not want to order 2 of these, 1 will do just fine.

The only actual breakfast burritos I've seen are from fast food chains, sonic and whataburger. The sonic isn't great, but the whataburger taquito is actually pretty good.

Apr 30, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Fried Calamari

Carmello's has an excellent Calamari.

Apr 02, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Review of Austin’s Habeñero Mexican Cafe

Habanero's has recently started serving breakfast all day. I am a frequent visitor at lunch time for migas.

Mar 29, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin

Best Enchiladas In Austin?

I have to say my favorite are the beef enchiladas at Angie's. The chicken is good as well, but doesn't have the same magic as the beef.

Mar 29, 2007
Lola_Tx in Austin