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Breakfast tacos - can you help a guy out?

Thanks everyone for all the recs. Follow up questions:El Taco Rico open for breakfast?I read they open at 11:00.We'll be headed out east towards Tomball after taco munch. Do you think going South (staying the nite on Sixth St.) to El Meson, La Flor or La Moreliano would be too out of the way? Thx again

Feb 12, 2014
rockbound in Austin

Breakfast tacos - can you help a guy out?

Not to be too repetitive here but I have a few specific needs in my search.I've done quite a bit of research and here's what I'm looking for my only breakfast in Austin on this trip (doesn't mean I can't hit a couple or three stops): home-made torillas, barbacoa, lengua and al pastor.Thanks all for any help

Feb 07, 2014
rockbound in Austin

Wilber's in Goldsboro vs Skylight Inn inn Ayden

if you're going to Wilber's AFTER Skylight, then the route would prob. go through the Wilson exit on I-95.Basically you could also hit B's in Greenville and Bum's in Ayden while only adding maybe an hour to the trip. Both places deserve to be on anybody's bbq bucketlist. Just sayin'

Nov 07, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Wilber's in Goldsboro vs Skylight Inn inn Ayden

A few years back I did an intensive, one day Eastern-style sampler.Got off I-95 in Wilson to start at Parker's.Not worth it imho. Next going East to Greenville and a stop at B's. Killer sandwich and bbq chicken. Then to Bum's in downtown Ayden.Real good bbq,veggies and fried chicken. Continuing on the loop into the country for a stop at Grady's in Dudley.. Again fine bbq and friendly folks. Last stop in NC was at Wilber's in Goldsboro. Definitely lives up to the fame. Outside of the disappointment at Parker's the rest of the joints were top notch. Recommend them all without hesitation.The whole detour added about 250 miles.I got to Parker's about 9:30 and after picking up the sandwich at Wilber's I returned to I-95 about 4-5PM.Enjoy the trip.

Nov 06, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Finalizing dining plans…how are these Olivier's, Evangeline, Pelican Club, Mr. B’s, GW Fins, Muriel's, Irene’s?

Two of the very best in FQ:Pelican Club and GW Fins. Never had less than a stellar meal at either.

Oct 22, 2013
rockbound in New Orleans

One night in Birmingham

Hi 'hounds. I need some help for one dinner in Birmingham. Facts: staying at The Hilton. Have a car. With my 14 yr. old. Not looking for top-end (Highlands Bar and Grill, etc.). Maybe a meat-and-three (Nikki's West, Ted's)? BBQ? Have been to Irondale Cafe and Golden Rule BBQ. Oh, and it's a Sunday evening. Looking for the omewhat neat the Hilton would be a plus as we will be coming in From Roanoke, VA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jul 27, 2013
rockbound in Central South

NOLA in August.Yikes!

So Dad and his 14`yr. old daughter are off on a roadtrip. She has her mind set on NOLA. She's been to 4 Jazzfests; Dad to 24. Dad's not a big heat guy, but I couldn't dissuade her. Any suggestions on food choices that might get us out of the heat.Or other AC activities? I know Hansen's is a must. Plum St. too. Thanks, 'hounds.

Jul 09, 2013
rockbound in New Orleans

Do you have a fave in Calabash?

Or are they basically the same? Thanks

Feb 15, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Do you have a fave in Murrells Inlet?

Are they basically the same or does one stick out? Thanks

Feb 15, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Should we do SeeWee Restaurant or The Wreck?

Thanks Sue. Always enjoyed your food thoughts. What's your fave in Murrells Inlet?

Feb 15, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Should we do SeeWee Restaurant or The Wreck?

I've whittled it down to two choices. Should we go to SeeWee Restaurant in Awendaw or The Wreck in Mt.Pleasant for a local seafood fix? Hominy Grill for lunch. Then an early dinner at...... Or another fave? Thx

Feb 14, 2013
rockbound in Southeast

Herbsaint, Clancy's, or Upperline? Oyster Po Boys. Lafayette suggestions.

BTW - Dwight's in Lafayette can't hold a candle to the two places I've mentioned. Again IMHO

Dec 18, 2012
rockbound in New Orleans

Herbsaint, Clancy's, or Upperline? Oyster Po Boys. Lafayette suggestions.

Acadiana is full of top notch seafood/cajun spots.For the very best crawfish boiling points I can recommend two that IMHO outshine all the others: Hawk's in Roberts Cove (35 min. from Lafayette) and Cajun Claws in Abbeville.For years Hawk's was my undisputed fave. Now, however, Cajun Claws just may have passed Hawk's for #1. Abbeville is a lovely/big-time eatin' little city 25 min. SW of Lafayette. Google for maps/tomes/etc.

Dec 18, 2012
rockbound in New Orleans

A Prodigal Son Returns........

I believe Casamento's is closed for the Summer

Aug 07, 2012
rockbound in New Orleans

Hemingway's in Killington. What's up?

15 yrs. ago I dined at Hemingways a few times and loved it. Went to their website and couldn't figure out if Hurricane Irene permanently closed them or not. Can anybody set me straight? Thx 'hounds

Jul 12, 2012
rockbound in Northern New England

Gillette Stadium options

Thanks everyone. Looks like 5 Guys it is.

Jun 07, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Gillette Stadium options

I've never been to Gillette Stadium and was hoping my fellow 'Hounds could help me out with food options. I'll be taking my 13 yr. old and two of her friends to a Revs game. What are the fave food options in the stadium or should we look elsewhere before we enter the grounds? Thanks everyone.

Jun 06, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Cook's Barbecue, Lexington, NC

Completely agree. Worth the short drive South of town.

Jun 02, 2012
rockbound in Southeast

Recommendations around Breaux Bridge/New Iberia/Abbeville ?

OK I'll wade in. I've never had a bad meal at Cafe des Amis in Breaux Bridge.In New Iberia I like the crawfish at Guiding Star the best. R & M boiling point also good. I like Bon Creole in N.I. for po boys and the like. As stated earlier, best crawfish in the Abbeville area is at Cajun Claws. I think Richard's is a close second. Good crawfish at John's Seafood Patio in Erath. I'll second the oysters at DuPuy's and Shucks in Abbeville. Ponce had some nice recs for boudin. I can't help but repat myself in these threads and say that IMHO Hawk's has the best crawfish in Acadiana. Bit of a drive from Lafayette but very worth it. I've been going to Hawk's for years and I have to give props to Cajun Claws for being almost as good as Hawk's. The best way to check would be to try an order at CC's (get there at 4:30-5) and then after a nice ride thru the country try an order at Hawk's. Oh my.

Mar 29, 2012
rockbound in New Orleans

Take-out in Chinatown-switch from New Shanghai?

Well, I want to thank you all for your replies. I ended up getting take-out from two spots. I stop in at Taiwan Cafe but they were closed for renovations. The owner seemed like a nice guy and recommended we try his other spot on Washington St. but since the Gourmet Dumpling Sop was around the corner and I'd never eaten their food, I tried that. Also went back to New Shanghai. I'm still attacking the haul but so far I've really enjoyed the kidney dish from G.D. Shop. Pork buns were a hit as well. The beef tendon form N.Shanghai shown. Also the Sichuan wontons were great as usual. The salt & pepper squid were real good as well. Mala kidney at N.S. also terrific. I should add that I also went to the BBQ place next to New Shanghai (below street level)(sorry I didn't get the name) and was blown away again by their duck and pork. The crispy skin of the pork is amazing! Enough food for a few days. Thx again everyone.

Mar 02, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Take-out in Chinatown-switch from New Shanghai?

Thx Niblet. Any more recs out there 'hounds?

Feb 27, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Duozo or Haru

Thanks everyone. Douzo it is if we do sushi. Anything else? Breasserie Jo for breakfast on our way out of town.Any more info on the Salty Pig? I'll google it. We might try to get in to Sweet Cheeks even though it would be a cab ride. Any thoughts? Oh yes, I really like breakfast at the Trident Bookstore (great brisket hash) on Newbury St. Can we do better? Thanks you guys.

Feb 27, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Duozo or Haru

Looking for a walk-to meal from the Colonade Hotel on Huntington Ave., Back Bay. We've been to Duizo and liked it very much. How does Haru compare? Other recs? Summer Shack is a possibility (been there). What do you think 'hounds? Thanks so much. It would be Dad and his not too adventurous 13 yr. old.

Feb 26, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Take-out in Chinatown-switch from New Shanghai?

I'll be getting some take-out in Chinatown in a few days. My usual go to spot is New Shanghai. I have enjoyed much of the food from there over the years. My question is whether I should branch out to another resto. I've liked Sichuan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and a few other cuisines. If it matters, we won't get to the food for six hours or so. Fried food doesn't make it obviously. Specific food as well as any reataurants would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, hounds.

Feb 26, 2012
rockbound in Greater Boston Area

Good eats in Texarkana, TX

I've got three spots for you to check out. I've not been to any of them however. Big Jake's Smokehouse for BBQ. Bryce's Cafeteria for fried chicken and chicken fried steaks. And Cattleman's Steakhouse.

Feb 22, 2012
rockbound in Texas

What discontinued products do you miss?

Great news! Thx Prof.

Feb 08, 2012
rockbound in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Liederkranz Cheese from Borden. Heard the factory burned down in the 80s. McSorley's Ale House in NYC used to serve it w/ Saltines, raw onion and hot mustard. Man, that was good. A true stinky cheese. Buy it and leave it on the top of the refridgerator for about a week. Gooey and smelly. My second one is a bit embarassing, but we all have our little loves, don't we? Betty Crocker Noodles Romanoff. Come home after a few adult beverages, add a few frozen shrimp and I was a happy cowboy. Where did it go?

Feb 08, 2012
rockbound in General Topics

North Carolina BBQ TOUR

Qball- Looks like a great list. I might just add that if you're going all the way to Shelby, you might as well hit Alston Bridges on E. Grover St. as well. It's only 5 min. into town from Bridge's BBQ Lodge and well worth it for a comparison. Alston is a Stamey protege and he's been here since 1956. Just sayin'. Have a great trip!

Feb 03, 2012
rockbound in Southeast

North Carolina BBQ TOUR

Maybe I should add that I hit Parker's about 9:30. Got to B's around 11AM to avoid the inevitable crowd.After finishing with Wiber's, I think I got back to I-95 going S about 3-3:30 or so.Ate at Parker's (skip it) Ate at B's in my car. Take-out from Bum's but ate in my car in their parking lot. Weird, I know. Take-out at Skylight, Ate in at Grady's. Take-out at Wilber's. Last year, after breakfast at Fuzzy's, all stops were take-out. Enjoy

Jan 26, 2012
rockbound in Southeast

North Carolina BBQ TOUR

Here's two days of hard core touring I did in the past three years:Early October a loop from N-South off I-95.1) Parker's in Wilson. Saw no wood pile.Didn't care for the 'Q. 2) B's in Greenville.Excellent 'Q and chicken. 3) Bum's in Ayden. Real good bbq and f. chicken. 4) Skylight Inn in Ayden. Excellent s'wich. 5) Grady's in Dudley. Maybe my fave bbq of the day. 6) Wilbers in Goldsboro. Very good but I was pretty porked out by this time. Although that didn't stop me from going to Sweatman's in Holly Hill, SC for some very fine SC "Q. Intense bbq day. On a day last spring I got to hit some fine joints more to the West: 1) Fuzzy's in Madison for breakfast and a small taste of their bbq. Really,really good. 2) Stamey's in Greensboro. Not the one by the Colisseum. OK not great. 3) Cook's S of Lexington. Excellent s'wich. 4) Back Country in Linwood. Real fine 'q and hushpuppies..Then down to Shelby to sample both Bridges stops. Both excellent. Been to Jim's, Barbecue Center and Lexington #1 on other occasions. Lexington #1 my fave. BBQ center also v. good. Of the ones from your list that I've tried I'd say most definitely Lexington #1,BBQ Center and Cook's in Lexington, Wilber's and Grady's. And for sure B's, Bum's and Skylight Inn are all top flight. Sounds like a great marathon. Report back please.

Jan 26, 2012
rockbound in Southeast