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tthomas48 Sep 28, 2007 03:47 PM

Anyone had the sandwiches at the Live Oak Market at 71 and Manchaca? Used to be a 7-11, but their choices of beer and snacks are intriguing.

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    mooncheeser RE: tthomas48 Nov 21, 2007 04:17 PM

    I have eaten the "El Cubano". It is an excellent pork sandwich although I spoke to the owner that it seemed a bit dry and recommended some au jus or gravy to moisten it up a bit. Otherwise it is an excellent choice if not The Choice.

    Their wine selection isn't as impressive as On The Run Market which is North on Manchaca (almost to Lamar) yet their beer selection is fantastic. Their soft drinks and teas are quite diverse and rare to find. I always get IBC Black Cherry and Cherry Limeade soda pops when I drop in. The guys there are super friendly and helpful with recommendations.

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      foodiegal71 RE: mooncheeser Nov 23, 2007 09:41 AM

      I can't speak to the sandwiches, but these guys are great with the beer recs. I enjoy chatting with them when I run into this place to grab something quick.

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        frothy RE: mooncheeser Nov 27, 2007 07:09 AM

        I live in that area and stop by Live Oak frequently for beer on my way home from work. I also enjoy and recommend the El Cubano, but have not tried the other sandwiches. One time I came in and they had a "special" of chicken enchiladas, black beans, and rice that turned out to be really tasty. Also the guy who works there seemingly every night is really great.

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        A Ron RE: tthomas48 Nov 27, 2007 08:23 AM

        I was pretty upset that they opened shortly after I moved out of that neighborhood. Stopped in once since then, and got some good beer recommendations. I hope they do well.

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          crippstom RE: tthomas48 Feb 14, 2008 03:48 PM

          Had the El Cubano today and was impressed. I've not found many good sandwhich places in town and it's close to one of my vendors.

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            domn RE: tthomas48 Feb 15, 2008 11:14 AM

            Huh? Is there such thing as bottled Live Oak now?

            1. mevans4aus RE: tthomas48 Apr 17, 2008 03:51 PM

              I stopped in today, cause I heard, they now carry, Budda's Brew, Kombucha Tea (my fave)
              I picked up a "curry chicken salad" sandwich, yummy

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                duckliverpaste RE: tthomas48 Jun 16, 2008 11:44 AM

                i had their ham and swiss panini on wheat. i give it a 4 out of 10. the bread was too thick, and the guy behind the counter messed up my order. thankfully, he remade my sandwich.

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