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Cheap Eats Around Austin Film Festival Venues

Helind Oct 14, 2008 10:22 AM

Looking for, inexpensive and good, places to eat near Austin Film Festival venues. Most of the venues are downtown near the 6th Street and Congress area. The festival is also showing films at the Dobie @ Guadalupe & 21st, and the Arbor on Great Hills Trail. Don't leave out coffee houses that have good sandwiches and salads. I looked for some previous threads on cheap downtown. I know I've seen some. If you know of any, please include them as well. Thanks

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    budgethound Oct 17, 2008 05:03 PM

    near CONGRESS AVENUE (Paramount; Hideout)
    Marakesh Cafe & Grill
    Mediterranean; mezze is pretty good
    906 Congress Ave

    Frank & Angie's
    Fellini on foccacia, hold the lettuce ($6.25)
    508 West Ave [about 7 blocks west of Congress]

    near SIXTH STREET (Driskill; Ritz)
    Asian fusion
    621 E 7th St

    near UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (Bob Bullock IMAX; Bob Bullock Spirit Theater; Dobie)
    Tapioca House
    Taiwanese snacks; bubble tea
    1906 Guadalupe

    Kismet Cafe
    Middle Eastern; vegetarian sampler ($6.50) is good
    411 W 24th St

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    1. re: budgethound
      Helind Oct 19, 2008 09:38 PM

      Wow! Thanks, budgethound.

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      yummygirl8 Oct 16, 2008 09:36 PM

      There's a new mobile food truck at 5th and Brazos, and OMG they have the best empanadas since grandma. It's big, it's red, it's quick, it's cheap and I think it's called mmmpanadas. Their hours on the weekends are 10pm on, so best pick one up after a film.You can even buy a few extra for breakfast. I recommend Green Chile Chicken, Spinach mushroom--it has pine nuts+goat cheese, or Pumpkin. have fun!

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      1. re: yummygirl8
        Helind Oct 17, 2008 09:12 AM

        Goat cheese and pine nuts - I am so there!

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        micksgirl Oct 16, 2008 12:10 PM

        You can get the $1.99 burger and fries from 4-6:30, and then again after 9, at McCormick & Schmick's on 4th & Congress (there's one up north somewhere, too, but I don't know if it is near the Arbor thing).

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        1. re: micksgirl
          Helind Oct 17, 2008 09:10 AM

          That sounds like a great deal. I hope I have a chance to check that out.

          1. re: micksgirl
            Helind Oct 31, 2008 09:55 AM

            micksgirl, thanks! This is a really great deal. The only other thing I would mention is that there is a $2.50 minimum drink order.

          2. Don_ya Oct 16, 2008 06:09 AM

            Try Dona Emilia's @ San Jacinto & Cesar Chavez for breakfast or lunch. A lot of items under $8

            Latin Café Austin
            101 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

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            1. re: Don_ya
              Helind Oct 16, 2008 12:02 PM

              Thanks Don_ya. I was beginning to think no one was going to respond. I'll check out Dona Emilia's.

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