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The Worst Fish and Chips in Austin?

i had them at B&H. good fry job. they used an unconventional fish which i think was a redfish of some sort. it had a "fishier" taste than cod for sure. a little distracting but otherwise a contender for someone's list i'm sure.

i still think blackstar has a good one.

1 day ago
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We have Three

correct me if i'm wrong, but it was "best new restaurants" not just best restaurants.

Aug 17, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Fresh pasta in Austin

love this place. they do fine business but i'm always surprised there isn't a line out the door.

Aug 13, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Davod's

I'm still partial to Mediterranean Chef if i want a gyro north of downtown. They will saute your gyro meat in sriracha sauce if you ask for it spicy.

Phonecia is always reliable when i remember to go.

Halal Bros over by campus is pretty tasty too. a little different presentation wise but same flavor profile.

Aug 13, 2014
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Hard Hat XII

tortilla flats is new owners with an old name. they are repurposing the name for some sort of high end taco bar. I think Eater had something about it a while back.

the original was on lamar near guadalupe. It was a dive even for the 70's. used to have taco eating contests. I believe Eddie Wilson won the first one.

Aug 12, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hot Dogs N' Stuff (Sabrett dogs and Schwab Hot Links)

I wind up eating these pretty often on lowes runs. nice catch.

Aug 09, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Dang Bánh Mì

w/tomatoes! an no jalapenos.

Aug 08, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

thrilled to hear about slab. pulled pork is surprisingly lacking in the bbq scene here.

Aug 06, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Dang Banh Mi opened. It was terrible when i went and nothing really remotely authentic based on my knowledge of banh mi.

Slab BBQ has a now open sign. haven't been by yet.

Aug 06, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

i guess instead of waiting in line at a bbq joints all around the state you get to wait in lines at one place for an approximation of their bbq.

i suppose for a tourist that's an attractive offer. but i pity the native that steps foot into that circus.

Jul 31, 2014
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Texas Monthly BBQ Festival 2014

what a scam

Jul 30, 2014
ieathereforeiam in Austin

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
ieathereforeiam in Austin

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
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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.

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
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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
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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