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Check out the Austin Chronicle Favorite Restaurant Poll for 2009

nyc_girl13 May 15, 2009 05:53 AM

Check it out: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyroba...

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    brattpowered RE: nyc_girl13 May 15, 2009 07:47 AM

    After reading that list, I think I'll stick to the recommendations on Chowhound.

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      El General RE: brattpowered May 15, 2009 07:57 AM

      No kidding. The Reader's Choice is sickening.

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        brattpowered RE: El General May 15, 2009 08:38 AM

        Wanna grab a Starbucks and a Chuychanga?

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          foodiegal71 RE: brattpowered May 15, 2009 10:27 AM

          I'm convinced this has to be rigged! Olive Garden mentioned for best salad dressing? However, I read the Chronicle reviews and have vowed to stop once they actually said that Screaming Goat had good al pastor. Eastside Chronicle, look into it.

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      nyc_girl13 RE: nyc_girl13 May 15, 2009 07:27 PM

      I agree with all of you, lots of the things on the list did NOT seem to belong.

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        FoodChic RE: nyc_girl13 May 16, 2009 04:44 AM

        Oh, no, they belong. Trust me on this one.

        In Texas the choices for "best" are going to be much different than in NYC, LA, Chicago, etc.. Texas is where the chain restaurants are king! In Fort Worth's poll...Olive Garden is consistantly #1 for Italian. Which isn't surprising, because most Italian restaurants here are just pathetic.

        The sadest thing about this is Austin has some amazing restaurants.

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          nyc_girl13 RE: FoodChic May 16, 2009 10:08 AM

          That is true, but I hold Austin to a higher standard for things like this because we have such great, unique restaurants and have been a pretty physically fit city as a whole. So I guess I was just saying that some of those disappointed me.

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            FoodChic RE: nyc_girl13 May 19, 2009 05:57 PM

            You're absolutely right, nyc_girl. Austin is better, but it is still Texas. :-)

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