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Old 02-13-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thai Dee, first time. Great dive.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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I fnally checked out R&B TASTE OF CHICAGO on Austin Highway, I have wanted to try a hotdog with Chicago style toppings for a long time. The dog and bun were very good, didn't care much for the toppngs, I guess you have to be raised on them. You can get hotdogs any way you like of course, and they also serve sandwiches, cheesesteaks and burgers. The onion rings looked good, they are the big, thick kind
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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I fnally checked out R&B TASTE OF CHICAGO on Austin Highway, I have wanted to try a hotdog with Chicago style toppings for a long time. The dog and bun were very good, didn't care much for the toppngs, I guess you have to be raised on them. You can get hotdogs any way you like of course, and they also serve sandwiches, cheesesteaks and burgers. The onion rings looked good, they are the big, thick kind
I always get the cheesesteak with peppers
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Titaya - Thai on Lamar in Austin. Was pretty good. Fish ball/shrimp noodle soup, spinach dumplings.

Got there at 5:00 by 6:00 it was jammed.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Luke, last night.

The service is unfailingly polite. The design of the room is oddly sparse with absolutely horrible lighting... I could care less if florescent light is energy saving: When I'm paying money for a meal, I'd like to see it please. The meal itself was fantastic. We started with the meat pies, which could have used a slightly less hard shell on them and liver pate. Both turned out nicely.

I opted for fried chicken for the main. Great choice, as it was well-presented and cooked perfectly. The sidecar of Benton's bacon-based cream gravy was a nice touch. The bread pudding to finish was perhaps some of the best bread pudding I've ever tasted. Just perfect taste proportion. Not too much hard sauce. Not to thick a pudding. Really thought out and presented.

While I wouldn't call it the best San Antonio has to offer by any stretch, Luke is a solid place for food. The dining room will keep me from going back again soon, as it's just depressing to me, but I can't knock the kitchen in any way, shape or form. They're really on their A game.




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Old 02-21-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Luke, last night.
soon, as it's just depressing to me, but I can't knock the kitchen in any way, shape or form. They're really on their A game.




BN
I'm glad to hear it and will have to give it a second shot. I had bland fish and dining companion had just OK shrimp and grits, that said we had just eaten at Mr. B's in NOLA 4 days before..
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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I'm glad to hear it and will have to give it a second shot. I had bland fish and dining companion had just OK shrimp and grits, that said we had just eaten at Mr. B's in NOLA 4 days before..
I adore Mr. B's. It's one of the few Brennan eateries left that consistently serves a great plate of food. Far too many 'name' restaurants in New Orleans that are resting on their laurels, offering service and food that both need heavy dusting off.

That being said, I'd suggest another visit to Luke mid-week. Let the kitchen have some breathing room to dazzle you and might I suggest sitting downstairs. Less noise issue, as sound travels out and up. I think the eatery as a whole needs some redesign. It looks too much like the Embassy Suites they're in.



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Old 02-21-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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Luke, last night.

The service is unfailingly polite. The design of the room is oddly sparse with absolutely horrible lighting... I could care less if florescent light is energy saving: When I'm paying money for a meal, I'd like to see it please. The meal itself was fantastic. We started with the meat pies, which could have used a slightly less hard shell on them and liver pate. Both turned out nicely.

.While I wouldn't call it the best San Antonio has to offer by any stretch, Luke is a solid place for food. The dining room will keep me from going back again soon, as it's just depressing to me, but I can't knock the kitchen in any way, shape or form. They're really on their A game.




BN
Ben, go back for Sunday lunch. The place is positively bright, light, and airy with all the windows. Nothing like you described for an evening meal.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Carino's, 1604/Blanco. Absolutely terrible. Slow service, slow food. Over an hour and a half, and the place was about 10% full (plenty of staff). The food was not that great either. We had been several times before, and it was much better. Will scratch this one off the list.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Complain on the Internet and you might be a gift coupon. I did after the waiter dropped the bottle of oil for the bread on my head. Not kidding!

Got a free dinner and more free meals. Of course, if you don't like them - that's a problem. Use it for take out.
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