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Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:55 pm

the way I see it is like this; if you're willing to fly from 1/2 way across the country or world to come to austin and you're not willing to drive 45 minutes to eat the best food available of it's kind......you might as well have just stayed where you were at, saved the money, and went to chick-fil-a.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:58 pm

Closest Chick-fil-a to me is 54 miles. Bummer.
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See, some people actually suffer
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daviddelgadoh wrote:
redbear wrote: Stubbs: Doesn't even rate. Historic place though. Great music. Go for the vibe, not the food.
Saltlick: The #1 most overrated BBQ in Austin. It's barely OK. The country atmosphere is nice though.
Rudy's: They have decent BBQ. But, I wouldn't call it top notch. I mean, the BBQ sauce is factory made with HFCS in it. It is a chain.
Stubbs: true.
Saltlick: that is your opinion, but I still think it is one of the best, pretty easily.
Rudy's: also true. It is a chain, nothing special.

And I've hit up 3/4 other locations you've mentioned, and they're great - but I still say Salt Lick is the way to go if you're an out-of-towner.

Thanks for the ATM advice - I'll probably just go to HEB before and do the cash-back with my debit.
See I think Rudy's is the best. It's one of 'last meal' places. If you are going to be there a few days, try a few different places.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:00 pm

To be totally practical though - I've been to SXSW for 4 years now, and I never have enough time to drive out of Austin proper. Different people have different schedules, but with film you can see 4-5 movies a day pretty easily, and there's really no time for going elsewhere. If you can get a few hours aside though, they're right - head a bit out of town.

But if you're like me and want BBQ close-by, Iron Works is the way to go as it is literally a 3-minute walk from the convention center (where Flatstock is held). Quality isn't bad either.

For other restaurants only 5-10 minutes from downtown:
- Homeslice: my favorite pizza in Austin, I live quite close to it.
- Gueros: right across the street, pricey for the food quality but the atmosphere is great. (this area is the S. Congress strip, which is nice to walk if you're with your lady - lots of interesting stores, etc.)
- Juan in a Million: awesome Mexican breakfast. Best hangover cure in Austin.
- Chuy's: the first in a Texas chain of Tex-mex. Mexican Martini is delicious, and if you like this style of food its one of the best.
- P. Terry's: great fast food hamburger that won't leave you feeling gross. Great veggie burger too, very fast, "healthier."
- Hut's Hamburgers: for a sit-down burger.

There are a lot more of course... those are off the top of my head. And of course if you're not from Austin, stop by the Alamo S. Lamar, as that is where Mondo's located.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:11 pm

jojobadass wrote:you know, one of the best things about flatstock austin.......is being able to see mig kokinda's work in person.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 pm

wouldn't it just be easier for him to go to FS Europe?
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:34 pm

I'm sure you are a good guy, and we'd probably get along, but you're like 2 for 7 here.

To be more specific, you are naming places that are popular with tourists, people new to Austin, or college kids.

So, in that way, perhaps you are right.

The Austin chowhound board is pretty active. It is worth perusing for tips.
daviddelgadoh wrote:To be totally practical though - I've been to SXSW for 4 years now, and I never have enough time to drive out of Austin proper. Different people have different schedules, but with film you can see 4-5 movies a day pretty easily, and there's really no time for going elsewhere. If you can get a few hours aside though, they're right - head a bit out of town.

But if you're like me and want BBQ close-by, Iron Works is the way to go as it is literally a 3-minute walk from the convention center (where Flatstock is held). Quality isn't bad either.

For other restaurants only 5-10 minutes from downtown:
- Homeslice: my favorite pizza in Austin, I live quite close to it.
- Gueros: right across the street, pricey for the food quality but the atmosphere is great. (this area is the S. Congress strip, which is nice to walk if you're with your lady - lots of interesting stores, etc.)
- Juan in a Million: awesome Mexican breakfast. Best hangover cure in Austin.
- Chuy's: the first in a Texas chain of Tex-mex. Mexican Martini is delicious, and if you like this style of food its one of the best.
- P. Terry's: great fast food hamburger that won't leave you feeling gross. Great veggie burger too, very fast, "healthier."
- Hut's Hamburgers: for a sit-down burger.

There are a lot more of course... those are off the top of my head. And of course if you're not from Austin, stop by the Alamo S. Lamar, as that is where Mondo's located.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:38 pm

Closest Chick-Fil-A to me is 5 miles. Score!
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:41 pm

3 miles for me. Closed today though :/
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:20 pm

Some people are satisfied with the short, fat, ugly girl too

to each, their own
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Closed every Sunday. Fuxing Jesus.
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Geezeus only eats fried food Monday thru Saturday
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:02 pm

redbear wrote:To be more specific, you are naming places that are popular with tourists, people new to Austin, or college kids.

So, in that way, perhaps you are right.
Yeah, I thought that is what we were going for here.

And I forgot Torchy's Tacos.

JoJo / redbear, if all of those are the short fat chicks, where are the hot ones? I'm genuinely curious where you guys frequent, I'm S. Austin and I don't explore too far from my own backyard, but if you guys have some good suggestions I'd be excited to try.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:35 pm

the only place I'll eat while I'm in Austin is las Minutas and Curras.

other than that, I do like the original Chuey's during the chili festival month/s.

I will certainly eat in Lockhart.....at kreutz's and/or the other joint across the street.

I might also eat some kolaches from that dumpy gas station near La Grange.

Other than that, I'll be in Houston......and I'll probably eat at Ninfa's and/or some seafood joint. Or, we might just smoke our own meat.
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