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Hard Hat XII

flyright chicken. a local version of chick-fil-a drive thru it sounds like.

Jul 02, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

APIS restaurant and Apiary

thanks for the report. been wondering if it was worth the effort.

Jun 16, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

The elevation burger that was in the northcross shopping center will soon be opening as a tino's greek.

LA Crawfish around the corner from there looks to be getting close to opening and has a now hiring sign up.

The Galaxy cafe on mesa in the old mirabelle spot will be opening this weekend.

May 29, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

the bacon wrapped fish hasn't appeared on this menu yet. here it is from the houston menu:

Gulf of Maine Acadian Redfish ... bacon wrapped, crab stuffing, virginia sherried-egg sauce, grilled asparagus
. $32

it is decadent but shareable. with a side of lobster mac'n cheese (and perhaps a gumbo...) it is plenty for 2-3 people.

May 22, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

I'm going back this weekend. gumbo will happen.

agreed on the sammie. just a great place. the prime rib is famous in houston. They have it here on thursdays. even that crazy burger bowl looked good at someone else's table.

May 20, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

went for lunch yesterday. So good. They have a crispy haddock fish sandwich that was just excellent. flavorful breading over a generous flaky filet on a soft bun w/fixins. The fries were fine but nothing all that memorable. We also had the poke' and a porkbelly appetizer. the Poke was fresh and the sambal gave it a nice kick. The porkbelly was tender and had some interesting stuff atop it but all in all kinda boring compared to the rest of the flavors at the table. Dining partner had a shrimp/oyster po-boy and said it was good.

I can't wait to go back and keep working my way through the menu. It is bit on the pricey side but I think it's less than perla/clarks and the menu is bit more exciting. Probably on par price wise with Mongers, but I think you get bigger portions and just generally more bang for your buck.

If I have any complaints about this place it is that Draft beers are priced between $7-$9. $3 Lonestars help.

May 20, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

nice. that all looks the same as houston. can't freaking wait.

May 08, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Liberty Kitchen now open

the Liberty kitchen and oysterette in houston is one of my favorite restaurants in the state. not because anything in particular is life altering, but the environment and the menu/ price point just can't be beat.

I haven't had a chance to stop in here. i'm kinda scared to be honest. I want it to be as good but i don't want to find myself not eating anywhere else.

If this one has the bacon wrapped redfish or the prime rib do not delay. get it now.

May 07, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Twisted Root

all that other entertainment crap doesn't bode well. in this town all you need is a decent burger and you get a line out the door. clever decor, putt putt and trivia make me nervous. like so many things from dallas it could just be superficial distraction to distract from there not being any there there.

but again, i haven't been. i'm a top notch guy and I hate to be disloyal.

Apr 29, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Great Mexican comparable to La Gloria?

it is one of my favorite restaurants in town and i wish you wouldn't mention it on this board.

Apr 29, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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Sonora hot dog

i like it with raw onions on it (from my taco bell days i guess) and like to let it sit for 10-15 min before i eat it so everything coagulates a little.just my pref. i usually get it while i get my car washed and bring it home to eat.

Apr 29, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Mayweather vs. Pacquaio fight at bar/restaurant?

lavaca street usually has the fights with no cover. this is a big one though so i don't know if that will hold true.

Apr 29, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Sonora hot dog

i like the bean burrito as well as the carne asada. the hotdog novelty wore off for me.

Apr 27, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

twisted root is open on burnet. someone go and report back. i can't seem to bring myself to do it with so many other options around.

Apr 27, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

GF wants Nachos with queso this weekend where to go?

sorry to be late, but for future reference:

Amayas has good queso and solid fajita nachos. i prefer the nachos with white cheese rather than the yellow they use.

Vazquez has my favorite fajita nachos but lousy queso.

Julios has, hands down, the best chicken nachos in austin and my favorite queso.

Apr 26, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Downtown lunches

arturo's makes a good adobo chkn sandwich.

Apr 23, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Seeking Viet Namese

i'm not a really a fan of the one by hopdoddy's. but the place across anderson (phonatic) makes a decent vermicelli bowl on the quick.

Apr 20, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

the catfish and pimento sandwich at lucy's is one of the better things on a menu i'm not particularly fond of.

Apr 20, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

also at little deli, try the meatball sandwich w/pastrami. decadent but delicious.

Apr 16, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

also, the "sloppy joe" at new world deli

Apr 16, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

the crispy shrimp at Tam deli is pretty good too. it is pretty much the closest thing to a shrimp po-boy i'm aware of in town. better than shoal creek in my opinion.

Apr 16, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

mongers has a blt fish sandwich that is pretty good. it was amberjack the other day.

the fish sandwich at bartlett's ain't bad either. and I get the tuna at hopdoddy when i bother to go.

Apr 15, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

I love bean and cheese tacos

the bean and cheese burrito at the sonoran hot dog stand is my favorite. especially if you leave it in the wrapper for 10-15 min before you eat it. it cools off and is the perfect texture.

Apr 08, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin
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HaTe fOod TrAILerS tRaIlORs EtAh

ruby's chopped beef sandwiches and sausage are usually good enough to get the job done for me.

Mar 09, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Man bites dog

i thought they made a serviceable chicago dog. but you gotta move a whole lot of hot dogs (and booze) to make a store front profitable.

That strip mall seems ready to turn over into some more interesting stuff anyway. all that parking suggests something with a liquor license could be in the cards.

Mar 07, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

i dug the tempura veggies i had there.

Mar 07, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

i don't think it is open yet. that sign kinda makes me ill already.

it is a chain out of dallas. they have some sort of alcoholic shake.

I'm skeptical. but they probably have to cash to stick it out a while.

Mar 07, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Fork and Vine Hits and Misses

I'm not going to get into a blow by blow because it was a month ago. A few standouts were grits that could have passed as melted cottage cheese, a crudo that appeared to have been cut by a first year culinary student and Not only was the fish chewy, it was warm and sitting in deep pool of some weird sauce i can't recall. Not one of our dishes was good enough to finish. There was a curry thing that tasted good but the consistency was off. I also thought the layout and decor was well done.

The service was amateur at best. We had 6 people and ordered 7 small plates to share before we dug into entrees. I told her to bring them out in whatever order made sense. So, 35 minutes later, she brought them all out at once. It was evident by temperatures that the cold dishes had been sitting waiting for the hot.

They do have a huge wine selection. I'm not a huge wine guy so i can't speak to the quality. what we drank was fine and seemed reasonably priced.

We wound up calling over to peached tortilla and getting a late table so we got to try two new places in our hood in one night. I'm glad we did. Peached Tortilla isn't mind blowing cuisine but it is well executed and creative. F&V could be considered creative i guess, but it felt hacky.

Mar 04, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Fork and Vine Hits and Misses

I went with a group of 6 about a month ago. maybe the worst meal i've had in a year.

Mar 04, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Sala and Betty on Airport - soft opening report

I had a steak sandwich over there for lunch the other day. Kinda felt like everyone there had taken a handful of valium. Really really super nice but... they very well could have just been exhausted from a busy soft opening.

my sandwich wasn't in zones like that so maybe they got your message. Meat was a smoked wagyu. not bad. Good fresh bread and nice flavor to the meat but i could have used about 20% more.

I did have a side of fries and they were better than the ones stuffed into my sandwich- which i just don't see a need for.

It is worth noting that during this soft opening they were only serving from the drive thru menu. The breakfast menu looked really good to me and there was some stuff on the regular inside menu that i'll go back to try.

I have high hopes for this place and will go back a few times over the next couple of months to see if they hit a stride.

And on a final note, Eater- if you link to this as an "early reports are in" post I hope your readers take note that this is in fact a soft opening and therefore it isn't fair to make a final judgement on a restaurant. Your readers are a different audience than this board.

Maybe we could put some sort of regular disclaimer on posts like this to prevent the trolls from linking.

Think that will do it?

Feb 24, 2015
ieathereforeiam in Austin