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Where I have recently eaten in Austin and what I wish I can get

i'm a fan of barlata's. underrated in my opinion. If i had one change i'd reduce the menu by 25% in hopes of really knocking the remainder out of the park. You could probably ditch the whole paella section. They just can't seem to get it right.

Jul 10, 2014
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Taco Cabana

not to be contrarian, but i tried the floutas the other day and for 3 bucks it was kind of a rip. the ones at the deli counter at fiesta are my fav in town i think.

Jul 09, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Taco Cabana

the new one on lamar north of the triangle isn't bad

Jul 09, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Taco Cabana

funny. because it actually is going bye-bye. Huston Street is turning it into condos.

sorry if that was the joke. getting sarcasm on message boards isn't my strength

Jul 07, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Bravo filming "Best New Resaurant" in Austin

can we just boycott. let the schmucks have their 15 min. lets hold out for a real deli or something useful

Jul 03, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Hard Hat XI

i think y'all are being generous about the burgers. some of the worst in town maybe in my not so humble opinion.

Jun 29, 2014
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Current wait at Noble Sandwich for lunch?

It isn't that bad. I usually get there around 11:30 and don't wait more than 10 minutes. by noon it can probably be about 25-30 minutes.

Jun 23, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

often for a large party like that they will make you do a "private party" which really just means a fixed menu so they can prep it ahead of time rather than get slammed with 20 orders of CFS at 6:30pm while trying to service the rest of the joint.

I did something at Sway about a year ago for 15 and they just brought out the greatest hits family style. it was great.

Jun 18, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Noteworthy HEB/Central Market Products

i picked up a jar of the jap/balsamic. taste and spice were pretty good. lots of sugar i guess. texture is kinda odd though. really liquid-y. went well on some creamy blu cheese and crackers but would have preferred larger peppers.

Jun 17, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

weird. that's not been experience at threadgill's or moonshine. never tried JA for that but it was a good call.

Jun 16, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

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

ok, ok.

Jun 16, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

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

ugh, can't you just check one of the 100's of bbq lists every single publication online and off feels the need to publish.

can there just be a sticky bbq thread at the top of this forum so foreigners can find it without having to start a new thread each time?

Jun 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Dinner @ LaV.

great place to go when someone else is paying. i think the last tab i was a part of there was close to 7k. great wines indeed...if somebody else picks up the check.

Jun 14, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XI

drove by the other day and they had the smokers going and a hiring sign up. soon..

Jun 13, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

I've found the quality to be on an upswing of late

Jun 12, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

threadgill's is good option. depending on when and which one you would have some choices.

Jun 10, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Where to take group of 20 (mixed ages)

maybe too fancy, but olive and june is pretty accommodating with large groups. matt's el rancho handles kids better probably.

with a group that size most places not only will allow you a reservation but prefer it.

hopfields and pinthouse pizza also come to mind...

Jun 09, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Where is the best Spicy Fried Chicken in Austin on par with Prince's in Nashville

too funny. pretty true though.

Jun 09, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Tortilla Talk

how is El Nuevo Mexico? Never been in but it's around the corner.

Jun 06, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Austin Food Memories

i had that for many a birthday party growing up in north texas.i remember the salad car. clever.

Jun 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Sonoran hot dogs?

looks good. the only thing that truck probably does different is a special super soft bun.

Jun 05, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Tortilla Talk

i will second those combo tortillas from HEB. they crisp up nice too in the pan like corn tortillas.

i also like the tortillas at lupe tortilla. and the ones at the sonoran hot dog cart are pretty unique too.

Jun 04, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

RIP VIII

huston street bought it. he's putting a condo tower there i believe.

Jun 02, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Mastman's Deli Downtown Austin

no. it is a houston deli where they make most of their stuff in house. whatever isn't made in house is imported from NYC. It is on par with most of the famously great deli's in NYC in my opinion.
http://robbwalsh.com/2011/10/deli-man...

May 25, 2014
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Mastman's Deli Downtown Austin

i've heard a rumor that kenny and ziggy's is coming to austin. if so, we will go from having nothing to having one of the best delis in the country, overnight.

May 23, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Sonoran hot dogs?

I ate there today for lunch. had a dog "con todo" and a bean and cheese burrito.

The tortillas are great. The bread was soft and the dog was messy as hell. i'll go back. the owner was a really nice guy too.

May 20, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

What happened to Amaya's?!?

amayas can be a madhouse during peak times. I've had spotty service on occasion but definitely not the norm.

i'd be pretty surprised if there was any correlation to prejudice. It is about as diverse a clientele as you can find in Austin at any given time. any regular discrimination would be tough to pull off there. You never know if the table next to you is gonna be a street walker, cop, state senator or priest. (i'll keep to myself which one I find most offensive.)

Pretty much the only sort of folks you don't see in there are skinny people.

sucks that you had a lousy experience. but at that price point it is hard to get too upset about anything there.

now i want some machacado!

May 19, 2014
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Best Prepared food/Catering items from Central Market?1

i second the kale salad rec

May 19, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

P Terry's

the fries at both places are pretty lousy. but i'll hit'em up for a double cheese burger when its convenient. both places are faster when you walk in.

May 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XI

the xian sushi place in mueller has hand pulled noodles. not as good as chen's but still pretty good and inexpensive

May 15, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin