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pkaizer Oct 17, 2007 01:26 PM

Staying in the Arboretum area for a few days, anything to recommend near by that's not a big chain. Particulary interested in Texas BBQ.

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    AustinCook Oct 19, 2007 09:53 AM

    If you're willing to drive a few miles for Texas BBQ, there is County Line on 2222 just off 360, and there's the Davenport Ranch location for the Salt Lick, off 360 south of the bridge.
    If you can avoid rush hour, these are about a 7 or 8 minute drive from the Arboretum.

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      craveytrain Oct 17, 2007 01:54 PM

      Define big chain.

      Personally, for my weeknight BBQ needs, I like Rudy's (usually the one closest to you on 183). Their extra moist brisket is... well... extra moist. Tasty, smokey, usually has a good smoke ring on it.

      Their potato salad is... akin to what you buy pre-made in a grocery store, but I dig their beans and their creamed corn moves me.

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        Rene Oct 17, 2007 01:52 PM

        Welcome to Austin!

        In the Arboretum area, I like the following:

        Eddie V's, Steak and Seafood
        Trulucks, Seafood
        Musashino, Sushi in the evening
        Mikado, Sushi and Bento Boxes for lunch
        Manuels, Mexican
        Asian Fusion type affordable lunch, Firebowl
        Can't recommend any BBQ except Rudy's (chain) if desperate. Order the moist brisket.
        Jersey Mikes, Sandwich.
        Breakfast, La Madeleine ( another chain. A couple of miles north on Jollyville Rd is Kirby Lane. It's rather "Austin", but the service stinks and I think the food is okay at best).

        Many of these have very good happy hour options, as well.

        I hope you enjoy!

        Rene'

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