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Old 07-31-2019, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by m1a1mg View Post
Unless it's Olive Garden. Then be very ashamed.
Obviously, that should go without saying ...
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by riaelise View Post
Reales in Austin, haven't been there in years, but as a New Yorker it's pretty dang close to what I ate back home. Plus the owner is from the Bronx, so that's a plus one in my book.

And yes, I openly admit that I enjoy chain food. It may be the same but it's consistent. If I enjoy a particular dish, it's nice to get a similar experience most of the time.
Agreed about Reales, I don't go often, but I (and anyone who comes with me) always find the food very good. Speaking of NY, I miss Katz's downtown and lament the lack of a place to get a good hot dog (no, not these foofoo concoctions that most places insist on, but a good long skinny dog with a skin that snaps when you bite into it with spicy mustard and sauerkraut).

Speaking of chains, I'll meekly stand and confess to being a sucker for Popeye's spicy chicken and red beans and rice (biscuits aren't too bad either).
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:35 PM
Location: Austin
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Forgot to mention Saffron, on Far West Blvd.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:54 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Originally Posted by 10scoachrick View Post
I would pay for a MOOYAH burger($5.69 and choice of bun) vs getting a free In n Out burger and I'm 0 for 2 on In n Out fries...just dust.
+1 on Mooyah’s.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:59 PM
Location: 78745
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My favorite Mexican restaraunts are
Flore's on W. Wm Cannon.
Serrano's at Southpark
Curra's Grill on Oltorf.

Favorite Bbq is
Chief's BBQ on South 1st at Dittmar
Slow Pokes on 1626 in the town of Manchaca.
Rudy's is consistently good. It might be a chain, but it's a Lakway chain, so it's local.

For best Fast food/drive thru bbq, you can't beat Bill Miller's. They have a pretty good chicken fried steak too. It's another one of those chains.

I'm not a food snob. Not all chain restaraunts are bad. I've had some pretty good meals at Chili's and their sweet tea is always good. Sometimes nothing satisfys like a quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald's or a Whataburger with cheese from Whataburger.

I discovered Tacorrido on Burnet Road a year or 2 ago, and I must say they have the breakfast taco with sausage, egg, potatoes, onions, cheese and jalapeno that I've ever had anywhere in my life. I been there about 5 or 6 times and each time was the best. They have a very good cook working there. I didn't catch his name but he deserves a raise. I get the same taco at the Tacorrido on South 1st and Oltorf and it's not near as good as what I get at the Tacorrido on Burnet Road.

My favorite homecooking is Hoover's on Manor Road. I love their Jerk Jamaican chicken. It has a nice spicy bite to it and a slow burn that lasts long after the last bite.

Threadgills on North Lamar has the best fried chicken livers I've ever ate. They always give enough to make 2 meals out of it.

For American breakfasts, I think Central Market at Westgate is about the best and you most certainly get your moneys worth. Dan's and Jim's serves up a good tasty breakfasts. Magnolia's has good breakfasts. Austin seems to lack in restaraunts that serve up a good cheap old fashion American breakfasts.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:03 PM
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if money was not an issue

Barley and Swine
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by ericsami View Post
if money was not an issue

Barley and Swine
I understand why folks would go there; but Cover 3 is about as highfalutin as I care to go nowadays
Fortunately, My Darling doesn't care for hoopla either
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:04 PM
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Here's my running list (* are number of times visited):


*Emmer & Rye
Pitchfork Pretty
Barley Swine
Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
*L’Oca D’Oro
*Odd Duck
**Franklin Barbecue
*Dai Due-Pure Texas
Foreign & Domestic
Bufalina a and Bufalina Due- Pizza
The Brewers Table
El Naranjo
June’s All Day
Olamaie- southern
Uchi Uchiko
Home Slice Pizza
Sour Duck Market
Charm Korean BBQ
Licha’s Cantina
Le Bleu
Holy Roller
Thai Kun
Salt & Time
***Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Texas French Bread
*Veracruz All Natural
Fabi & Rosi
Via 313 - Pizza
Taste of Ethiopia
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Old Thousand
***Pieous- Pizza
La Matta- sandwiches

Best BBQ:

1. **Franklins
2. Leroy & Lewis
3. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
4. Micklethwait Craft Meats
5. Whitfield’s
6. La Barbecue
7. Kerlin BBQ
8. Stiles Switch BBQ
9. Brown’s BBQ

Best Food Trucks:

ABO Youssef- Middle Eastern
Arlo’s - Red River St
Bombay Dhaba- s first street
*Cocina Italiana- Barton Springs RD
Dee Dee- E Sixth St
Thai Delray Cafe
Luke’s Inside Out- Lamar Blvd
Otherwise Deli
*JewBoys Burgers
***Mighty Fine Burger -Lakeway area (near dam)
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:52 PM
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Here are a few. Other than some on my BBQ list, I don't think these have been mentioned.

Terry Black
Black Box (John Mueller's current spot in Georgetown)
Shugabees (in Hays County)

Texican Café (the one in Manchaca - and it's more El Paso/New Mexico style)

Tarbouch (Oltorf)
Phoenicia Bakery (Lamar)

Top Notch
The Tavern

1st Wok (S. 1st St)
Hao Hao (Wm Cannon & Manchaca)
China Dynasty (Slaughter)

Evangeline Café (Brodie)

Catfish Parlor
Cherry Creek Catfish

Tucci's Southside Subs
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:37 PM
Location: Scottsdale
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Originally Posted by Need4Camaro View Post
I like:
Rudy's BBQ
Saltgrass Steakhouse
Grand Lux Cafe (Domain)
Mimi's Bistro & Bakery

Name some places I should try
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.
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