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Old 06-01-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I thought I read an article recently in the Chronicle about Torchy's Tacos, an Austin institution, opening up in the Heights.

Other Austin places that need to be in Houston:

1. Amy's Ice Cream

2. Kerbey Lane Cafe (never been but hear it's awesome;they have something like 5-6 locations in Austin and the ones I have driven by are PACKED)

3. P. Terry's hamburgers

What do you think?
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston doesn't need any of Austin's restaurants.

Austin needs Houston's endless variety of ethnic food.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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Amy's ice cream is already here

Kerby Lane is only popular with tourists and people in Austin who don't know what good food is
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston has a County Line Bar B Que which is out of Austin.

Having a Pluckers might be kinda neat, but its not a necessity.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Uchi Sushi
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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Uchi Sushi
Uchi recently opened up in Montrose in the former Felix Restaurant space.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Austin needs more Houston restaurants. Sorry, but I'll take a taqueria on Airline over crappy torchy's gringo tacos any day.

Austin restaurants=overpriced and all about dim lighting and a menu on a chalkboard. $17 for some quesadilla abomination plate and a waitress with an attitude and too many tattoos.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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Torchy's really isn't that impressive, but I'm sure all the UT students in Houston appreciate a reminder of "local" places. Austin did recently get some Houston chains - Lupe Tortilla being one of them (had no idea that was Houston specific)
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Torchy's really isn't that impressive, but I'm sure all the UT students in Houston appreciate a reminder of "local" places. Austin did recently get some Houston chains - Lupe Tortilla being one of them (had no idea that was Houston specific)
If they wanted a reminder why did they ever leave Austin in the first place?

Houston never has tried to be anything other than Houston & some people just can't seem to get over that.

Houston has 10 times better restaurants & variety than Austin could ever dream of having.

Houstonians eat out more than any other city. That is a fact.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Austin needs more Houston restaurants. Sorry, but I'll take a taqueria on Airline over crappy torchy's gringo tacos any day.

Austin restaurants=overpriced and all about dim lighting and a menu on a chalkboard. $17 for some quesadilla abomination plate and a waitress with an attitude and too many tattoos.
Sounds about right to me.
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