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Old 08-06-2019, 09:52 PM
 
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When I lived in Austin I used to go to Rudy's for breakfast burritos - great food.
My favorite dining spot was Chuy's just south of the town lake not too far from Congress.
Did they actually serve you when you called them burritos?
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Did they actually serve you when you called them burritos?
Grab n go...nobody's the wiser
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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One that always comes up on BBQ lists that I don't really get is Valentina's. It's unfortunate because it is the closest 'premium' BBQ place near me. I find the prices to be incredibly high for the skiddo-can and dirt floor atmosphere, the service to be a bit surly and slow, and the food to be just okay. The whole operation just feels minimum effort for maximum prices charged.



I'd rather go to Brown's truck or any of the places run by the many members of the Black family before Valentina's.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:01 PM
 
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I haven't tried it, but have heard great reviews of Whitfield's on Brodie. It just reopened after a few months hiatus. They lost their pit man, so we'll see how they go.


I've also heard rave reviews about Leroy and Lewis BBQ on South Congress just north of Ben White. I need to try it soon.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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Did they actually serve you when you called them burritos?
It's okay. Burritos are larger than tacos.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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And have a different presentation.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, PA
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Justine's for sure, the Home Slice off Airport, and Rudy's. And Central Market where the whole family can eat/drink for $40 and enjoy live music. (and a playground)
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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If you're Texan and willing to drive more than 15 minutes (we regularly drive up to an hour to find hidden tasty places), I have a new favorite BBQ place, and it's in Georgetown. Hesitant to tell anyone about it, lest it be ruined, but I also want them to stay in business. Jimmy Vegas. The owner is both a pit boss and a chef, so the offerings are greater than the usual, though the usual is certainly top of the game.



And, yes, if you're going for consistent, Rudy's is adequate BBQ. My problem with it is not because it's a chain, but because it's adequate, but doesn't belong on any list of great 'cue.


El Pitayo in Jarrell is likewise worth the drive for Mexican food.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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For Breakfast, I like Chez Zee on Balcones in Austin and the Monument Cafe in Georgetown. For a fun dinner, I like Blue Corn Harvest in Georgetown.

I know you said Austin, but I think these are worth mentioning.

Restaurants I'm not all that all impressed by even though everyone seems to love them are Jack Allen's and Hopdoddy (just don't understand what all the fuss is about these places).
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: somewhere in Texas
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If anyone can explain the crazed popularity of places like In n Out or P. Terry's, they can probably sell ice cubes to Eskimos. ( And can probably explain why ANYbody likes cilantro )
In n Out’s burgers okay, but I akin their fries to what the texture of eating foam may be like. And P.Terry’s is a poor excuse for a burger....unflavorful, thin. If it weren’t for them bulking the burger up with tons of pickles and lettuce you’d never even know there was a patty on there. And their fries are oily and droopy.
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