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Onsite Chocolate Personalization

chocolatarie tessa is about to open on Richcreek and Burnet. might try them

about 20 hours ago
ieathereforeiam in Austin

What Happened to Sonora Hot Dog?!!!!

i had a carne asada burrito while my car was washed. pretty much the best use of 30min i can think of.

Oct 18, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Hard Hat XIII

there was maybe 20 people there the other night and their on-premise spots were all full.

Oct 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

went tonight. they did a really good job with the build. other than that, it's a lil woodrows...gets the job done. lots of TVs

Oct 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Troy?

awesome. i didn't make it. so glad someone did. looking fwd to it.

Oct 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Time to Line Up for Franklin BBQ?

9 am probably will do it. you can see the line history a bit here: https://twitter.com/FranklinBBQline

i'd still encourage you to try one of the other top 5 places for sanity's sake. would save you a couple of hours of your life.

Oct 14, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Hard Hat XIII

the new Lil' Woodrows on Burnet is allegedly open according to a friend who drove by. Also, someone on my neighborhood Nextdoor.com reported Suzi's was re-opened on Burnet.

Oct 13, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Troy?

Saw this place opened in the spot that ms. b's was in years ago. Mesa and Spicewood. Walked in while the pump was running to check it out. Turkish dudes running the joint. Menu was Doners, Kebabs etc..

the food coming out of the kitchen looked good. a quick yelp query returned positive results...but you know how those yelpers are.

i have a free lunch hour tomorrow so hopefully i can report back.

Oct 13, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Holy Latkes !!

K&Z were/are supposed to be opening downtown somewhere in one of the new buildings. i don't have any more info than that and it was just a rumor about a year ago.

Oct 12, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Biryani Pot-any recent catering reviews?

it's on the appetizer menu. Spicy morsels of flash fried chicken. It makes for an odd appetizer in a traditional sense, but i have them bring it out with my meal.

Oct 08, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Bahn Mi at Dang

perhaps it was knowing that legit and cheaper banh mi was a mile away or it was the tomatoes and lack of pickled veggies, but i just didn't care for it.

Oct 08, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

ok. thanks. bummer.

Oct 08, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Biryani Pot-any recent catering reviews?

I haven't but their chicken 65 is something i wake up craving regularly.

Oct 08, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XIII

any idea what is going in what was hillberts on lamar by tacodeli and dallas night club? i feel like we've talked about it here before but i can't recall...

Oct 06, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

RIP VIII

I can't really say that these two restaurants are/were in the same league.

I'll not burn any calories beating a dead horse (err, restaurant) but I think anyone who ate at Dojo regularly will be doing themselves a favor by frequenting Kome.

Sep 25, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Bat Charcuterie

i've begun working on knife skills w/ my 5yo using a plastic "salad knife" She loves having her own knife in my knife block and it's purple to boot.

Sep 23, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Fork and Taco

dos batos is a highly underrated joint.

Sep 17, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Fork and Taco

with the exception of the seafood, i stick to the braised/slow cooked meats at tacodeli. i agree the sirloin is underwhelming.

my go-to tacos at TD is a pork mole, conchinita pibil in a poblano, deli belly and the akuishi pico dillo. and that dona sauce is something i wake up craving.

in terms of size, i think both places are about the same.

Sep 16, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Fork and Taco

Opened today. I went by for an early lunch.

Beautiful space. Friendly and enthusiastic service.

The tortillas are homemade and delicious. corn tortilla was of the thick variety. flour was firm but had that lard chew you want out of a tortilla.

I had the braised brisket taco. No discernible taste. needed salt. the pickled cukes dominated. Tasty but not meaty tasting. I used some of their thai chimchurri spicy sauce on it and found it added some needed kick.

Second taco was a pork shoulder. could have been the brisket for all i knew. no salt, no taste. pickled onions and cilantro dominated.

tacos are around 5 bucks each. maybe a little more.

total for two tacos and an iced tea before tip was $13.

I generally wouldn't pass judgement on a place the first day, but it's tacos with braised meat. at that price they should be special. In 2007 this place would probably have been groundbreaking.

I can't wait for TacoDeli to friggin open down the street.

Sep 16, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

it's easy to get bummed about disappearing austin. But I think the key is avoiding corporate events created for tourists and cedar parkians. especially on weekends.

Instead of going to a line festival to eat bbq, an austinite goes to the rodeo bbq cookoff and eats for free. or better yet, a friend has a party and you eat bbq in a backyard, as it was meant to be.

You have to realize that we have a home-field advantage and that people are now traveling from points beyond cedar park, like nyc, to wait in line somewhere so they can have the "austin experience".

I live by a few key rules and it keeps me sane* and away from the suckas:

Never go downtown on a weekend-especially in the evening
Go to the new bars/restaurants midweek-not Thurs-Sat
Never buy a wristband for SXSW
Use Do512.com and go see a band midweek at least once a month
Go to Barton Springs more often
Never miss an opportunity to tell a tourist the line is worth it
Don't go to festivals celebrating something you can do any tuesday (this is widely applicable)

I'm probably forgetting some, but my point is- Buck up Amy Sue! This place only sucks if you let the new people ruin it for you.

*depends on who you ask

Dove [moved from Austin board]

I don't think preparations of squab, pigeon, dove are all that different. quail maybe just because it has more meat on it.

most of the doves i saw and we killed the other day were no different in look than the ones that poop on my car in crestview. but if anyone knows better i'd love to learn.

I did some bacon wrapped with cream cheese and japs late last night. pre cooked the bacon about half way and then stuck'em under the broiler til it crisped up. was actually able to get a couple just above medium.

as for the taste, nothing special despite what i thought was adequate salt/pepper. I'll start some more complex preparations after my next outing.

Sep 06, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Home Cooking

You're leaving Austin for good, take one taco with you and tell us why.

combination breakfast taco at vasquez taco. The bacon is always perfect.

pork mole from tacodeli. braised pork and rich mole.

machacado and white cheese taco from amaya's. they use a pot roast and not just the bucket of dried beef. a little greasy but worth it.

Sep 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Udon...

i've had it. it wasn't especially memorable but would probably hit the spot if you had a craving.

Sep 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Dove [moved from Austin board]

i see that recipe a lot but i'm suspicious because the bacon has to take way longer to cook than the meat. i've done similar with bacon rapped proteins and i usually cook the bacon about halfway through before i wrap it. kind of a pain but usually a better product ( meaning crunchy bacon and protein not cooked to hell).

Thanks for the responses. keep them coming.

Sep 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Home Cooking

Udon...

thank you! I'm at that allandale HEB daily as well. it's getting better. still one of the worst in town but improved.

Sep 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Dove [moved from Austin board]

Dove season is upon us. I'm new to the sport but hooked. thus far have only breasted mine out but will soon try the whole bird method from AFIELD.

At this rate, I should have plenty this season to experiment with so how about a thread with your favorite dove preparations?

Hoping for recipes and/or restaurants with dove on the menu I can go get a baseline from.

I'll kick it off with the aforementioned method from Afield: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/dove

Sep 04, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Home Cooking

Udon...

do you know the brand to look for at HEB? I've had bad luck with prepackaged curries in the past. would love to try again.

Sep 04, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Best Bi Bim Bap

i need to check out manna. i regular at chosun galbi lately. anyone been to the korean place that took over the wan fu spot on airport?

Sep 04, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

African or Middle Eastern Food in Austin?

bumping this thread only served as a reminder of how much i miss the lamb mansaf at the ole ararat.

Sep 03, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Dai Due

keep on keepin' on...

Sep 03, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin