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Old 08-05-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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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...
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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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'.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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The same seven or so restaurants over and over again . . . sad.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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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??
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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But would you rather live in Austin or..... somewhere else??
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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.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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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.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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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.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Which Threadgills did you go to, out of curiousity?
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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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.
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