Stephen Mock

Stephen Mock

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United States Austin, Texas, United States

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February 2009

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    Best food areas and eateries in Texas?

    Between Houston and Austin, I'd pick Austin, definitely, if not for the food, just for the overall experience. In Austin, the standard Tex-Mex place is Chuy's, though you can find them all over the state now. The one on barton springs down by the barton springs pool is the favorite one. Frequently considered the best BBQ in Austin, The Salt Lick, is actually located just outside of Austin. The Salt Lick is 30 or so minutes southwest of downtown Austin, is also a lot about the experience. It's in a dry county, but you're allowed to bring your own booze along with you. It's a fun experience, and they frequently have live music playing outside. Good (if somewhat pricey) bbq right in downtown Austin can be found at Lambert's. You typically need a reservation here, but they have great food. If you need a quick bbq fix, you can always hit one of the many Rudy's floating around town. They have surprisingly good BBQ that's quick and easy. A word on BBQ in TX, it's generally beef-based rather than pork-based. Often "the thing to get" would be the brisket. over 9 years ago

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    What are some good beer pubs in Austin?

    The Gingerman downtown is my fav: http://austin.gingermanpub.com/ It has a great atmosphere, awesome outdoor patio under some oak trees, and a massive selection of beers.The inside is all dark wood, comfy chairs, a pool table or two. It will be moving to a new location soon, but that's just a few blocks from where it currently is, and I've talked to the staff who say they're going to keep things as close to the original location as possible. The Flying Saucer is another great one. More polished place, and often packed to the gills. The beer list here is also somewhat astounding. They have good patio seating, as well. http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/austin The Draughhouse is also something pretty special: On top of the huge outdoor patio area, people can (and do) bring lawnchairs, sit in the bed of their trucks etc, in the parking lot. I have no idea how that can be legal, but it's been going on for a long time. A very cool atmosphere. http://www.draughthouse.com/ The summers here are very hot, and run from around march - oct, which means outside of nicer places you'll frequently find lighter beers, lagers, etc. Beloved for some reason are Lonestar and Shiner Bock. Shiner is potable and beats drinking water. That's all I'm gonna say about those. All of the better breweries seem to offer a good pale ale or IPA thankfully, and experiment frequently with other types as well. Microbreweries are becoming more numerous in Austin pretty quickly. I've heard that the moonshine laws that prohibited homebrewing were more recently changed in TX than other places so TX folks are playing catchup a little. However, they're doing a good job. A few of the good ones that come to mind: North By Northwest (brewery restaurant): http://www.nxnwbrew.com/ Real : http://www.realalebrewing.com/ St Arnolds: http://www.saintarnold.com/ (512) Brewing Company: http://512brewing.com/ Independence Brewing Company: http://www.independencebrewing.com/ over 10 years ago

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    Gate A2A - DFW: Where is it?

    Lower level! about 9 years ago