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Oct 14, 2008 10:22 AM

Cheap Eats Around Austin Film Festival Venues

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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  1. 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

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

    2. 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

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

        1. re: micksgirl

          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. 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

            Goat cheese and pine nuts - I am so there!

          2. 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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