U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 08-05-2009, 07:40 PM
 
170 posts, read 269,497 times
Reputation: 164

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by mimimomx3 View Post
I guess I just didn't see your list of hotspots, that's all. I happen to like most of the places you slammed, and the best part is that...they're in Austin. Let's put it this way, I'd rather eat so-so food in a cool town like Austin than haute cuisine in a place like, say, Fort Worth or Temple.
Hmmm. The Kool-Aid has definitely soaked your perspective. Fort Worth is a terrific city as well, and has some really fantastic and innovative restaurants these days. (I'm a Texas food-o-phile who travels extensively.) You should try it sometime. I don't know Temple very well, but would never recommend disparaging an entire community because they weren't "Austin." Is this what OUR community is becoming? Wow! Downer! I'm going to Torchy's for a chili lime pork taco and a beer and wonder when folks will come out of their Austin PR over-drive hypnosis...
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-05-2009, 08:12 PM
 
8,241 posts, read 10,454,896 times
Reputation: 3559
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogramjet View Post
Hmmm. The Kool-Aid has definitely soaked your perspective. Fort Worth is a terrific city as well, and has some really fantastic and innovative restaurants these days. (I'm a Texas food-o-phile who travels extensively.) You should try it sometime. I don't know Temple very well, but would never recommend disparaging an entire community because they weren't "Austin." Is this what OUR community is becoming? Wow! Downer! I'm going to Torchy's for a chili lime pork taco and a beer and wonder when folks will come out of their Austin PR over-drive hypnosis...
You call it Kool Aid, I call it long time Austin pride. Like I said, I don't have any interest in eating (or spending much time) in Fort Worth or Temple, and I'm sure they feel the same about Austin.
Enjoy your Torchy's taco. I'm sure there's someone out there who considers it 'uninspired...bitchy waitstaffed....and....filthy'.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2009, 08:15 PM
 
634 posts, read 834,496 times
Reputation: 680
The same seven or so restaurants over and over again . . . sad.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
16,415 posts, read 22,669,093 times
Reputation: 12606
Fort Worth is definitely worth a visit or three, even for a long time (40 year) Austin lover. It has some wonderful museums, a zoo that's fun to visit (or used to be), botanical gardens, and assorted other things.

That I love Austin doesn't mean that I can't see the good things about other cities in the State - we're all Texas, after all.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2009, 09:22 PM
 
8,241 posts, read 10,454,896 times
Reputation: 3559
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
Fort Worth is definitely worth a visit or three, even for a long time (40 year) Austin lover. It has some wonderful museums, a zoo that's fun to visit (or used to be), botanical gardens, and assorted other things.

That I love Austin doesn't mean that I can't see the good things about other cities in the State - we're all Texas, after all.
But would you rather live in Austin or..... somewhere else??
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
16,415 posts, read 22,669,093 times
Reputation: 12606
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimimomx3 View Post
But would you rather live in Austin or..... somewhere else??
\

That wasn't the subject. You said:

Let's put it this way, I'd rather eat so-so food in a cool town like Austin than haute cuisine in a place like, say, Fort Worth or Temple.

I just pointed out that eating in Austin and eating in Fort Worth or Temple are not mutually exclusive, and that there are great places all over Texas. A true Texan appreciates them all.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2009, 10:17 PM
 
8,241 posts, read 10,454,896 times
Reputation: 3559
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
\

That wasn't the subject. You said:

Let's put it this way, I'd rather eat so-so food in a cool town like Austin than haute cuisine in a place like, say, Fort Worth or Temple.

I just pointed out that eating in Austin and eating in Fort Worth or Temple are not mutually exclusive, and that there are great places all over Texas. A true Texan appreciates them all.
I'm not tangling with you, THL! I know where your heart lies.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-01-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
11 posts, read 12,342 times
Reputation: 10
I just went to ThreadGill's with my family this weekend and I would have to agree that they are overrated or were on this occasion. We all left full plates and with empty stomachs.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
16,415 posts, read 22,669,093 times
Reputation: 12606
Which Threadgills did you go to, out of curiousity?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:24 PM
 
2,224 posts, read 5,752,091 times
Reputation: 889
Threadgill's decline coincided exactly with the removal of the large topless picture of Janis Joplin to not offend the newcomers a few years ago. It was like some saggy tiny tittied juju keeping the kitchen afloat.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top