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I have eaten many things at the Alamo...my favorites are sometimes inconsistent (falafel, Big Night pizza)....so, anybody want to tell me their favorites? And desserts,too,please...

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  1. Generally, my least favorite is the bill at the end of it! I limit myself to a couple of beers and a sandwich these days, having had a couple of eye-opening checks.

    I believe there was a comprehensive thread on Alamo food offerings a couple of months back.

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    1. re: TAF

      I think the chili is some of the best in town. It's made out of ribeye meat and is very well balanced, although not very spicy (hot).

      1. re: TAF

        yes....but i just joined...so be patient.

        1. re: alysabeth

          To me, TAF just seems to be making a neutral referral to this thread:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/375110

          Useful, relevant tips on many topics can be found by doing a Google search (restaurant's name and "chowhound") or by scrolling back a couple of pages. You might also want to check out the section of the "posting etiquette” that's geared towards new posters:

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          MPH

      2. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/375110

        I enjoy the prosciutto and asparagus pizza (Big Night, I think it is called, and I don't know exactly why) and a couple of glasses of Ravenswood cab with the movie for a compact night out!

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        1. My fave pizza has always been the poultrygeist. Tomatoes, basil and lots o' cheese. Knock it back with a few cold Heinkens.

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          1. re: gawain44

            Hate to break it to you, but the Poultrygeist has been removed from the menu

            1. re: gawain44

              The Poultrygeist Pizza is back on the menu at the all Locations.

              1. re: Alamo Justin

                and she weeps tears of joy....

                Thank you, Justin!

                1. re: amysuehere

                  Had it last night, and it's just as delicious as I remembered. I'm SO glad they brought it back! It went very nicely with a glass of pinot grig' (can't remember the name, but it was the cheap one because I am po'). My friend ordered the hot cookies and I didn't love them, though. They tasted like they were made from cookie dough from an industrial vat. Chemical-y.

            2. Lately I've been partial to their BLT. LOTS of thick cut peppered bacon on good toast and generous portions of tomatoes and lettuce. I usually precede this by sharing a basket of fried pickles.

              One of my friends loves their Chinese Chicken Salad.

              Pizza has always been hit or miss for me. And, nothing that ever bowls me over. I order different ones from time to time but not because I'm looking for perfect chow.

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              1. re: ashes

                Ditto on the BLT. I get it with the fried egg on top and ask for the egg to be just a little bit runny in the yolk. Delish.

                I usually get the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream to top it off.

              2. I'm probably going to get flamed for saying so, but I kind of like the puerco guisado, not as the traditional preparation, but more as a pork stew rather than stewed pork. The tortillas that come with it, however, are positively awful.

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                  1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

                    Me, too! I was shocked at how yummy it was. But yeah, just toss the tortillas.

                    1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

                      Due to the feedback here, I had the puerco guisado last night. I was pleasantly surprised that it came in a little iron pot and topped with plenty of avocado and cheese. Not bad at all and a nice change from the typical pizza/sandwich offerings. But would it kill them to get some better tortillas?

                      1. re: Honey Bee

                        I had the PG again on Monday, and I think they've even tweaked the recipe a bit; it was spicier, thicker and better than I remembered. Alas, the tortillas are still as bad as ever-of the dry and crispy and virtually tasteless flour variety, either from want of freshness or inattentive oven-warming.