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Best BBQ and best Mexican in Austin

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by SField, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Have two dinners (one early dinner/late lunch).

    I want one incredible BBQ meal and one really great Tex Mex meal. Preferably downtown, don't have a lot of time. I'm in Austin less than 24 hours stopping by to do a followup on a consulting thing from a few months back.

    Please advise.
     
  2. mordecai

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    make sure you [​IMG] them how to sweat their veggies
     
  3. SField

    SField Senior member

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    make sure you [​IMG] them how to sweat their veggies

    Not a problem mexicans have.

    And BBQ it's irrelevant.
     
  4. foodguy

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    And BBQ it's irrelevant.

    bbq, where white bread is considered a vegetable.
     
  5. SField

    SField Senior member

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    bbq, where white bread is considered a vegetable.

    I don't know what that's so insanely funny but it's so true... it has caused untold obesity but it's soo funny.
     
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    back in the day ... way back in the day, actually, i used to eat 2-3 times a week at the original Stubbs BBQ in Lubbock, TX ... the guy whose sauce is in grocery stores now. he served his bbq (the best i've ever had), with beans, potato salad, a big wedge of white onion and wonder bread.
     
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    back in the day ... way back in the day, actually, i used to eat 2-3 times a week at the original Stubbs BBQ in Lubbock, TX ... the guy whose sauce is in grocery stores now. he served his bbq (the best i've ever had), with beans, potato salad, a big wedge of white onion and wonder bread.

    I've always wondered about the bread at the bottom...
     
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    i hate to say it, but there is something about soaking a gooey piece of white bread in bbq sauce that you just don't get with a poilane boule.
     
  9. Ole War Skule

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    Franklin BBQ is probably the best BBQ actually IN Austin.

    http://www.franklinbarbecue.com/

    Kreuz Market and Smitty's Market 20 minutes south down HWY 183 in Lockhart are probably the two best in the area, if not the entire state.

    Also, remember this is Texas. We do brisket and sausage well, pork not so much.



    For Mexican....Fonda San Miguel. http://www.fondasanmiguel.com/
     
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    Also, remember this is Texas. We do brisket and sausage well, pork not so much.

    pork ribs, though! never have liked beef ribs.
     
  11. Ole War Skule

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    Louie Mueller's in Taylor, TX does a pretty good job on their beef ribs, but I'm like you, I'd rather pork ribs than beef ribs.
     
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    Have two dinners (one early dinner/late lunch).

    I want one incredible BBQ meal and one really great Tex Mex meal. Preferably downtown, don't have a lot of time. I'm in Austin less than 24 hours stopping by to do a followup on a consulting thing from a few months back.

    Please advise.


    BBQ IN TOWN. (Lockhart, Tx. is more like a 45 minute drive, depending on where you start out from, lunch only) black owned dives: Sam's on E 12th & Chicon, Ray's on Montopolis Dr. at Monsanto,
    white owned "dives:" House Park W. 12th off Lamar, Green Mesquite on Barton Springs (open at night)
    sort of fancy white joints with bars, etc. Iron Works near Convention Center, Stubb's on Red River and 8th, County Line on the Lake on RR 2222 at Loop 360.

    BBQ is usually a lunch time affair unless you go to the fancy joints or want to hang with a drunk or two at Sam's.

    Tex-Mex: Matt's El Rancho, (old line emphasis on the Tex. also, El Patio, Nuevo Leon, El Azteca etc. Almost anything with El beginning the name, all pretty close to downtown, some on the east (Mexican) side.
    More Mex than Tex: El Sol y La Luna (good for breakfast meet, etc.) on e6th at Red River, Fonda San Miguel (pretty nice, a little fancy-date ready).

    Ignore anything else you've read in this thread if it conflicts with what I've said. PM me if you need any clarification on any of this. 'Nuff said.
     
  13. Ole War Skule

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    Do you not like this guy or something? Why would you ever suggest someone go to Stubbs, Green Mesquite or County Line?
     
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    Do you not like this guy or something? Why would you ever suggest someone go to Stubbs, Green Mesquite or County Line?
    [​IMG] Because: he said "under 24 hours, keep it in town." Thus, no Lockhart, no Taylor, no small towns. Because: sometimes people want a "restaurant" with a bar, late hours, waitresses, etc. The meat at those places is not bad, last time I ate at any of them. I could do without the rest of it, but again, not everyone wants to eat in a "joint." I think I gave him a choice, in town, and no corporate chain places (I saw a whole segment of a tv show that hung around "Rudy's" of all the god-awful places).
     
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    I write for Fearless Critic and can recommend Franklin Barbecue and El Naranjo for real Mexican, not Tex-Mex.

    Kent, don't you think that you should at least give the guy a disclaimer, that these are both trailers?! What happens if he plans his under 24 hour day to include a client, or if it is raining, or if he needs to take a piss? Come on, dude. [​IMG]
     
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    Kent, don't you think that you should at least give the guy a disclaimer, that these are both trailers?! What happens if he plans his under 24 hour day to include a client, or if it is raining, or if he needs to take a piss? Come on, dude. [​IMG]
    Only client dinner is at Driskill Grill, and that was cancelled. These two are for my own enjoyment. Trailers are fucking tops in my opinion so no problems there if they serve good food. Looks like Franklin's is the best. So is it possible that I show up to Franklin and they'll run out of shit? I'm guessing I'll be there between 2 and 6. I want to try the ribs, brisket and pulled pork.
     
  18. Kent Wang

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    I have heard of them running out. I always go early though. You could call before heading out there.
     
  19. Xiaogou

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    Have two dinners (one early dinner/late lunch).

    I want one incredible BBQ meal and one really great Tex Mex meal. Preferably downtown, don't have a lot of time. I'm in Austin less than 24 hours stopping by to do a followup on a consulting thing from a few months back.

    Please advise.


    Didn't you previously state that you hate Mexican food? I know Tex-Mex is different but still.
     
  20. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Didn't you previously state that you hate Mexican food? I know Tex-Mex is different but still.
    I want to try what people universally consider to be good. Same as my question to try good "chinese" food. I've had a few meals made by good mexican cooks that were nice, but for the most part it's been dreck. And over and over I get the answer, o you haven't had the right kind. Well I want to try what people think is some of the better stuff and hopefully be enlightened.
     

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