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RIP part 4

beercoop Aug 23, 2010 03:24 PM

Saw that Kahuna's on Parmer and McNeil was shut down today.

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  1. dinaofdoom RE: beercoop Aug 23, 2010 07:11 PM

    totally not surprised.
    that space seems cursed but then again, it was a crappy restaurant.

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      verily RE: dinaofdoom Aug 23, 2010 08:14 PM

      Ack! There goes Weds. $1 happy hour. It was not good chow, but it was nicely cheap. Guess it's back to Opal's or Riata.

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        dinaofdoom RE: verily Aug 23, 2010 08:16 PM

        i hope something delicious goes in, and is permanent.
        i like curra's in general, but that location (which it was prior to kahuna) was AWFUL.
        they need to reverse the curse.

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          bloody hammer RE: dinaofdoom Aug 24, 2010 04:21 AM

          Looks like Leo's Gyros in Cedar Park closed down. Shame... I just moved up here and planned on eating there fairly often.

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            scrumptiouschef RE: bloody hammer Sep 14, 2010 08:06 AM

            Emerald City Press on N. Lamar has shuttered

            Emerald City Press
            915 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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              agoodbite RE: scrumptiouschef Sep 14, 2010 08:58 AM

              According to some post-Hermine news footage I saw, the location got hit pretty hard. If they were struggling before the storm, the damage they suffered would likely do them in.

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      ssouth RE: beercoop Oct 27, 2010 11:15 AM

      Saw that Joe's Crab Shack on 183 and Duval has closed. Sorry to anyone who lost their jobs because of it, but I have to say that I couldn't stand that place. Hopefully, something better will take over the location.

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        dinaofdoom RE: ssouth Oct 27, 2010 11:24 AM

        that shared parking lot w/ chuy's was always crazy full.
        hopefully something good and non-chain will open up.
        it is a pretty good location, right off 183.

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          danny_w RE: ssouth Oct 27, 2010 02:48 PM

          I didn't eat there often but I will be sad to see it go. They had gone way downhill over the last several years (multiple owners?) but were finally beginning to get back to the way they used to be. I had a fantastic lunch there a while back; little did I know it would be the last. We can't afford any more closings in this area, the choice is so dismal already!

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            Zorak111 RE: ssouth Apr 6, 2011 01:25 PM

            As of 3-24-11 the former Joe's space is occupied by The Brick House Tavern and Tap

          2. dinaofdoom RE: beercoop Mar 26, 2011 06:49 PM

            i guess this is the most current version of the RIP thread?

            here are some north austin closings:

            the pollotron truck at pond springs and anderson mill boarded up some time in december, but now the truck is gone completely.

            hong kong market on parmer (near chipotle, twin liquors, food shui etc.) is officially closed but i didn't know they even opened!

            sodade coffee shop on burnet shuttered.

            bagpipes pub and eatery on research is gone.

            ...and mama roux's is also closed, obviously.

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              beercoop RE: dinaofdoom Mar 27, 2011 09:14 AM

              Bagpipes has been replaced by "Big Daddys Burgers and Bar". Something like that

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                willtryanythingonce RE: beercoop Mar 28, 2011 08:03 AM

                yeah, i saw that place and it looked like a fairly generic casual eatery, but the online menu seems to indicate some relationship with the Nutty Brown Cafe, so maybe has some Austin history? anybody tried it?

                Nutty Brown Cafe
                12225 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78737

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                  bbq1995 RE: willtryanythingonce Mar 28, 2011 09:10 AM

                  If it has a relationship with the nutty brown, that would be enough for me to avoid it. Cool outdoor space, but the food has been blah the few times I have been there.

            2. ret3 RE: beercoop Mar 28, 2011 12:13 PM

              Cafe Canela, the successor to Mooya's and Geaux Burger at Burnet & Research, as itself gone away. It was pretty tasty, and the owner was always so nice, but the few times my wife and I went there, we had no company but each other.

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                addicted2rice RE: ret3 Mar 28, 2011 10:31 PM

                I know! It's so sad. It was on our regular lunch rotation. You're right about it being empty though. They really tried, but it just didn't work out. Now where am I gonna go for my chicken tomatillo enchiladas?... =(

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                achtungpv RE: beercoop May 5, 2011 01:20 PM

                Nueva Onda one of the better Mexican joints is closing Saturday.

                Nueva Onda
                2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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                1. re: achtungpv
                  nypb RE: achtungpv May 10, 2011 11:15 AM

                  On the way back from lunch today (Spicy Pickle) I noticed that Hot Slices (aka Slices and Ices) is closed and has been gutted.

                  Too bad, I enjoyed their pies. R.I.P.

                2. hlk RE: beercoop Jun 21, 2011 02:23 PM

                  The Good Knight has tweeted that they're closing:

                  "Well, we've decided to close the Good Knight. Thanks everybody for your love and support. We'll see you around."


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                    bbq1995 RE: hlk Jun 21, 2011 02:38 PM

                    That seems very at odds with a lot of their recent-ish tweets talking about their new menu and drinks and stuff. Not that stuff doesn't happen, but for some reason I am skeptical.

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                      hlk RE: bbq1995 Jun 21, 2011 03:47 PM

                      More from their chef:

                      "As of today @thegoodknight is no longer open for business. Thanks to all that came out & enjoyed the food & drink. Cheers! #RIPGoodKnight"


                      I wonder what went down.

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                        txgrl99 RE: hlk Jun 27, 2011 09:44 AM

                        I'd love to hear the scoop on that. That's a bummer. I liked that place.

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                          TroyTempest RE: txgrl99 Feb 10, 2012 07:17 AM

                          I went to the new place Sputnik that is now in it's place and had a pretty decent burger a couple of weeks back.

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                    cashhh RE: beercoop Jun 21, 2011 03:33 PM

                    Got word that the Screaming Goat has closed, so sad. I don't know where il get my dollar Dos Equis and drowning flautas. My favorite salsa in town too, very saddening.

                    Screaming Goat
                    900 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703

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                      chispa_c RE: cashhh Jul 21, 2011 11:14 AM

                      Has anyone else noticed the sign on former screaming goat that reads, 'Bacon - Coming Soon'? What's that about?

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                        hlk RE: chispa_c Jul 25, 2011 05:30 PM

                        Yeah, Eater has...well, a picture. Not much else:


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                          exit53 RE: hlk Jul 28, 2011 10:27 PM

                          Eater has an article up now:

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                            chispa_c RE: exit53 Jul 29, 2011 05:15 AM

                            Thank you!

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                      brentwood RE: beercoop Jun 23, 2011 12:23 PM

                      Well, nuts. Adios, The Parlor North Loop.


                      The Hyde Park location is staying open but it's not the same.

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                        richardd_x RE: brentwood Jul 18, 2011 11:32 AM


                        Love The pizza there.... and agreed, Hyde park isn't the same but as long as I can still get their pizza, crisis averted.

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                        cstrombe RE: beercoop Jun 27, 2011 10:24 AM

                        Just noticed The Hub on Dry Creek is now Cat Mountain Grill.

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                          Ashforth RE: beercoop Jun 29, 2011 05:47 PM

                          A moment of silence for Red Robin and Marie Calendars in Sunset Valley.

                          Yeah, that's long enough.

                          Here's hoping that some better places open in those locations!

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                            shan RE: Ashforth Jun 29, 2011 06:56 PM

                            Especially that Marie Calendars. It is easily the worst restaurant I ever went to in Austin. ever. It's a pretty good location and I'm hopeful interesting goes in there. What places are underrepresented in that part of South Austin? pizza? fish?

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                              NirvRush RE: shan Jun 29, 2011 07:01 PM

                              yes, fish! but i'll take pretty much any non-chain. i'm crossing my fingers and toes that something good comes after the disappointment of seeing Freddy's Frozen Custard (Wm Cannon & Brush Country) and some BBQ joint where the Zen used to be in Sunset Valley.

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                                TroyTempest RE: NirvRush Jun 30, 2011 12:45 PM

                                as someone living in the area, I agree with NR. Chains are about the only thing well represented in this part of town.

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                                achtungpv RE: shan Jun 30, 2011 12:43 PM

                                An outlet of Din Ho, Asia Cafe, or Ho Ho would be great down in Sunset Valley. The only think that sucks about Austin is that all good Chinese food is way north of the river.

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                                  foodiegal71 RE: achtungpv Jul 8, 2011 03:41 PM

                                  That is the best idea I've ever heard. Now, how do we go about making this happen? How about A + A (I now prefer it over Asia Market) where Red Robin used to be and Ho Ho where Marie Calender's was?

                                  And if we could get Tanh Ni to just move down here, as well as Pho Saigon, I'd be forever appreciative!

                                  Red Robin Restaurant
                                  4809 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735

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                                    sqwertz RE: achtungpv Jul 17, 2011 10:42 PM

                                    And the groceries. There's a somewhat new little Filipino market cafe at First and Slaughter (if it's stiill open) that sells limited staples like 3 crabs, mam nem, noodles and such, but not much. And the one lunch special I had kinda lame.

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                                  addlepated RE: Ashforth Jun 29, 2011 09:43 PM

                                  Ouch, that Red Robin closed? The one thing I liked about it was that kids always ate free. And if you asked them to cook the burgers medium rare, they were palatable. Better than some of the old standbys here in town, anyway. They always seemed busy too. Hm.

                                  Red Robin Restaurant
                                  4809 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735

                                3. Alan Sudo RE: beercoop Jun 30, 2011 03:22 PM

                                  Springhill Catfish on Airport has packed up their fishing poles and gone to that deep fry in the sky.
                                  Hounds in the area can head a few blocks over to Mr. Catfish on Springdale Rd.
                                  The Pflugerville location of Springhill is reported to still be open.

                                  Springhill Restaurant
                                  2505 Pecan St W, Pflugerville, TX 78660

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                                    beercoop RE: beercoop Jul 17, 2011 09:21 AM

                                    Thai Bowl in Cedar Park is closed. Going to be replaced by "Flipping Burger"

                                    Thai Bowl Cafe
                                    202 Walton Way Suite #152, Cedar Park, TX 78613

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                                      cstrombe RE: beercoop Jul 17, 2011 10:00 PM

                                      Interesting, any more details on this "Flipping Burger" replacement?

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                                        beercoop RE: cstrombe Jul 18, 2011 10:54 AM

                                        The sign on the door just said Flipping Burger open soon.

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                                      Steven Dilley RE: beercoop Jul 28, 2011 04:06 PM

                                      Sams BBQ.


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                                        willtryanythingonce RE: Steven Dilley Jul 28, 2011 04:09 PM

                                        Nooooo! Who else does mutton at 3am?

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                                        texasgirly RE: beercoop Aug 3, 2011 01:13 PM

                                        Benihana Austin is a gonner....

                                        9070 Research Blvd Ste 305, Austin, TX 78758

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                                          NirvRush RE: beercoop Aug 15, 2011 11:10 AM

                                          Really sad to read that Somnios's is closing :( their food was o fresh and delicious. Acc to their FB page, they are open to relocating but need investors and a place with more kitchen space. Sigh

                                          Somnio's Cafe
                                          1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

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                                            dinaofdoom RE: NirvRush Aug 15, 2011 12:18 PM

                                            that is a bummer. when i lived down south, i liked going there.

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                                            ampeg66 RE: beercoop Aug 19, 2011 06:45 PM

                                            The parking lot at Meltzer is dead empty at 8 p.m. on a Friday night. I'm guessing it's closed.

                                            That location seems to be quite unfriendly to restaurants, though Antonio's did stick around for a while.

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                                              dinaofdoom RE: ampeg66 Aug 19, 2011 08:26 PM

                                              they recently had quite a few deals going on.
                                              hope everyone who bought one gets a refund.

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                                                amykragan RE: ampeg66 Aug 29, 2011 04:24 PM

                                                Meltzers is going to convert to UR cooks, the old "cook your own steak place" with fancy pub grub at the bar area according to Rob Balon.

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                                                  ampeg66 RE: amykragan Sep 7, 2011 08:41 PM

                                                  Austin Biz Journal says they're leasing the building to a sports bar company:

                                                  Did Brad Meltzer also own UR Cooks? Just wondering, since it sounds like he was thinking about revisiting that concept.

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                                                    dinaofdoom RE: ampeg66 Sep 7, 2011 10:23 PM

                                                    i did read somewhere that he owned UR cooks, but can't remember where.
                                                    not sure why he's doing a sports bar--wasn't that the current concept?

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                                                mollyjade RE: beercoop Aug 19, 2011 07:29 PM

                                                Wild About Harry's on Burnet (hot dogs and custard) has an eviction notice on the door. It's been a hard summer for hot dogs in Austin.

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                                                  dinaofdoom RE: mollyjade Aug 19, 2011 08:26 PM

                                                  has that place even been around for a year?

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                                                  achtungpv RE: beercoop Aug 22, 2011 07:42 AM

                                                  Dunno if it's for good but the Cazamance trailer appears to be shuttered over on Rainey street. It was the only West African restaurant in town that I know of.

                                                  Austin, Austin, TX

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                                                    rudeboy RE: achtungpv Aug 22, 2011 10:13 AM

                                                    That's too bad....the only time I've been down there, I went to Raj Mahal. It was packed. There was no one at Cazamance, so I was determined to go there next. I saw the woman just hanging out in the trailer. Hate to see someone give it a go and not make it.

                                                    Austin, Austin, TX

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                                                      jwynne2000 RE: achtungpv Aug 22, 2011 03:54 PM

                                                      I think it's just temporary while they install the Container Bar in that lot. Cazamance is still in business....


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                                                        dinaofdoom RE: jwynne2000 Sep 7, 2011 11:32 AM

                                                        they are going brick and mortar:


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                                                      anjgupta RE: beercoop Aug 29, 2011 11:30 AM

                                                      Triumph Cafe is closing - August 31st - this Wednesday.


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                                                        amysuehere RE: anjgupta Aug 31, 2011 06:54 AM

                                                        Here's hoping something special goes in there. Great patio, but was never really thrilled with the food...same sad note in the land of the bland.

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                                                          singlemalt RE: amysuehere Sep 7, 2011 02:29 PM

                                                          re: Triumph, agreed. Ate there once and was terrifically underwhelmed if not downright insulted in the trash they were serving.

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                                                          ktwdw129 RE: anjgupta Sep 8, 2011 12:04 PM

                                                          Just got an email that Mad Cakes (right next door to Triumph Cafe) is closing this Saturday. I did enjoy their randomly shaped cakes and lemon bars. Too bad.

                                                        3. ghastlyfop RE: beercoop Sep 21, 2011 03:13 PM

                                                          Just saw on Facebook that El Arbol is closing.

                                                          "We would like to thank everyone that has been a guest at El Arbol, at this time we are having to close our doors. We can't thank our wonderful staff and guests enough. It has been our pleasure."

                                                          That's rather sad.

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                                                            popvulture RE: ghastlyfop Sep 21, 2011 04:23 PM

                                                            That is a huge bummer. I thought that place was great. Also, the one time I went (maybe should've gone more), it was totally packed. Maybe they spent too much money on Eames furniture.

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                                                            The Tres Leches RE: beercoop Sep 21, 2011 05:20 PM

                                                            Eater Austin is reporting that the Belmont is closed as well.

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                                                              tori_atx RE: beercoop Dec 8, 2011 08:57 PM

                                                              The northwest location of Hoover's Cooking is closing at the end of December. The Manor Rd. location will remain open.

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                                                                verily RE: tori_atx Dec 9, 2011 05:25 AM

                                                                Oh man, that sucks. They never seemed to be hurting for business every time I went there.

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                                                                  LakeLBJ RE: verily Dec 9, 2011 07:49 AM

                                                                  Did they ever update the interior at that place? They needed a Restaurant Impossible makeover in the worst way. We went a few years ago and sat in a booth, it felt like I sat into a black hole. Good food, but the interior was so drab it wasn't an appealing place to take guests.

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                                                                    Lucky_Skunk RE: LakeLBJ Dec 9, 2011 08:32 AM

                                                                    Completely agree.Sitting in the Belmont always seemed like I was at the Regal Beagle from "Three's Company". Very dark and 70's feeling.The only thing missing was Jack Tripper cooking and "Midnight at the Oasis" playing.

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                                                                  woshimeiguoren RE: tori_atx Jan 5, 2012 06:40 PM

                                                                  VERY bummed out about the closing of NW Hoover's location. Yeah, the interior was totally retro and not in a good way, but I loved me the food and people. The waitress who told me about the imminent closing said the landlord jacked up the rent, and revenue at that location didn't justify staying open. So now the building will sit empty for possibly years?!

                                                                  My family and I had been going to the NW Hoover's since it opened, as we live less than 15 mins. away. Really gonna miss it!

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                                                                    verily RE: woshimeiguoren Jan 5, 2012 07:36 PM

                                                                    I'm going to miss it too. It was close to home and also close to work. The Manor location is good, but it's such a long trek from the Lakeline area.

                                                                    Are there even any alternative Southern home cookin' type restaurants nearby in NW Austin or Cedar Park? Sometimes a girl just needs a big plate of CFC, mashed potatoes, and greens.

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                                                                      ericthered RE: verily Jan 6, 2012 05:34 AM

                                                                      SAmbet's cajun deli suffered a turkey fryer fire over the holidays and they're closed. Dunno if they're going to reopen.

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                                                                        willtryanythingonce RE: verily Jan 6, 2012 07:40 AM

                                                                        Another 10 minutes down 183 from the old hoovers will get you to Southern Hospitality. Atmosphere leaves *much* to be desired, but i've had good catfish, fried chicken, and chicken and dumplings there, might fill the niche that hoover's did.

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                                                                          addlepated RE: willtryanythingonce Jan 6, 2012 11:16 AM

                                                                          Yes, Southern Hospitality takes over the spot that Hoover's and Dot's left open. Very very nice people running the place, too.

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                                                                            woshimeiguoren RE: addlepated Jan 6, 2012 11:54 AM

                                                                            Would like to try Southern Hospitality, though it's a few mins. south on 183. Is it true they're only open from 8A-3P Mon.-Fri.? If so, I can forget about going there with kids except when school's out.

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                                                                          missmitzi RE: verily Jan 6, 2012 09:13 AM

                                                                          I know Liberty Hill is a trek but Dahlia's Cafe out there is fantastic. Hand breaded CFC, jalapeno cream gravy, homemade fried okra. Live music on the weekends underneath giant oaks.

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                                                                      singlemalt RE: beercoop Jan 6, 2012 09:24 AM


                                                                      1. DoobieWah RE: beercoop Jan 6, 2012 01:59 PM

                                                                        Shoreline Grill


                                                                        1. bubbleboy79 RE: beercoop Jan 7, 2012 01:32 AM

                                                                          Portabla, from the looks of things. Saw them moving out on New Year's Eve. I'll miss the carved turkey club.

                                                                          1. ret3 RE: beercoop Feb 8, 2012 03:02 PM

                                                                            Looks like Player's days are numbered; UT is buying it, but I somehow doubt they're going into the burger-flipping business: http://www.statesman.com/blogs/conten...

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                                                                              Alan Sudo RE: ret3 Feb 9, 2012 10:01 AM

                                                                              Their days may be numbered, but looks like it could be a pretty big number.
                                                                              Further info in a 2nd article:
                                                                              "The regents' agenda item for the matter said payment would be partially in cash and partially in the form of a leaseback to the sellers, with the property to be used upon termination of the leaseback" .

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                                                                                frankcross RE: Alan Sudo Feb 9, 2012 06:42 PM

                                                                                UT is probably putting in a new building for its MBA program on the block. After the eminent domain fiasco, I suspect they will be paying Players pretty well.

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                                                                              achtungpv RE: beercoop Feb 10, 2012 10:49 AM

                                                                              Get Sum Dim Sum is a goner. Tried to go there for lunch and it was completely cleared out.

                                                                              EDIT. Nevermind. Just read on Facebook that they're moving to a new location in a few weeks.

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                                                                                yum72 RE: beercoop Feb 13, 2012 09:39 AM

                                                                                Taco Real in Cedar Park. Hubby stopped by other night to order some food to go, found it completely dark, and sign on door said "Thank you for your patronage over the years." Had good food, reasonable prices, and was always clean. The family that ran the place was very nice, too.

                                                                                1. sqwertz RE: beercoop Feb 13, 2012 11:36 PM

                                                                                  Kocurek Family Charcuterie. Really pricy, but it's hard to make charcuterie in small batches by hand.

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                                                                                    Rptrane RE: sqwertz Feb 14, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                    Do they have a physical store? I thought they just went to Farmer's Market. Their stuff looked really interesting but always way too rich for my blood.

                                                                                  2. TroyTempest RE: beercoop Feb 16, 2012 09:31 AM

                                                                                    TerraBurger on 183 and Braker (almost) is closed down if anyone noticed.

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                                                                                      danny_w RE: TroyTempest Feb 16, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                      Doesn't surprise me. They were overpriced and tasteless IMHO.

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                                                                                        Ashforth RE: TroyTempest Feb 18, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                        Too bad about Terraburger, their turkey burger was excellent and I liked their beef burgers just fine. They weren't cheap but the burgers were a good size. They also had a truly small size order of fries (i think it was the child's portion), which I appreciated, because most "small" fries from burger places are way too many fries for me. I moved south a year ago so I hadn't been there in a while, but I have often wished there was a location close to where I live now.

                                                                                        The location of that Terraburger was difficult. If you were exiting from 183 to go there you had to make a dangerous dash across three busy lanes of frontage road traffic. The parking lot was tiny and the drive-through was awkwardly tight; plus, because of the tiny lot, if there were many cars in the line, it jutted into the street and there wasn't room for more. They cooked to order, I believe, so they weren't pumping the food out fast enough to allow more cars to be in line without waiting in the street.

                                                                                        Add the opening of the Wendy's right next to it and well, bye bye Terraburger on 183. Come south!

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                                                                                          TroyTempest RE: Ashforth Feb 18, 2012 05:24 PM

                                                                                          yeah, that location is terrible. You also have to deal with the people exiting the COSCTO.
                                                                                          yeah, too bad. I think fast food customers just aren't willing to pay extra for organic, when it doesn't taste any better than non-organic which this didn't.

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                                                                                            danny_w RE: TroyTempest Feb 19, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                            I'm willing to pay more for organic (I often do), but it should taste at least as good as other non-organic options, and this didn't.

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                                                                                        jwynne2000 RE: beercoop Feb 19, 2012 09:59 AM

                                                                                        Looks like this RIP thread has come full circle. It started with Kahuna's on Parmer and McNeil closing. Now, Old School Grill in that same location has shuttered its doors. Not sure what it is about that location.

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                                                                                          Rptrane RE: jwynne2000 Feb 19, 2012 01:49 PM

                                                                                          Sorry to hear that. I went there a few times it was always full. We liked his food when he was working out of a bus. I wonder if it's a strategic move. I never got the impression it was struggling

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                                                                                            dinaofdoom RE: jwynne2000 Feb 21, 2012 10:04 PM

                                                                                            not surprised.
                                                                                            way too expensive for this neighborhood, and the ingredients.
                                                                                            could not get a correctly cooked burger any of the times i went.
                                                                                            the service was also TOO attentive, if you can believe that...

                                                                                            i think a restaurant that has lower price points and less schtick could do well.
                                                                                            the curra's had awful service and an inconsistent kitchen.
                                                                                            kahuna's was too shlocky, and the food wasn't great.
                                                                                            old school needed to retool the dishes and the price points.
                                                                                            it's a really good location with a lot of traffic, so it should succeed.

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                                                                                              Rptrane RE: dinaofdoom Feb 22, 2012 06:02 PM

                                                                                              I went to this location a few times. Prices were in the Applebee's/Chili's neighborhood. Nothing crazy. I don't know how much cheaper it could get. I do think he may have expanded far too quickly though.

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                                                                                                dinaofdoom RE: Rptrane Feb 22, 2012 07:19 PM

                                                                                                applebee's/chili's have pasta dishes in the $20s?

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                                                                                                  rudeboy RE: dinaofdoom Feb 23, 2012 05:43 AM

                                                                                                  I don't recall $20 pastas at old school- the owner was nice, though, so I wish him well!

                                                                                                  1. re: rudeboy
                                                                                                    amysuehere RE: rudeboy Feb 23, 2012 07:09 AM

                                                                                                    I got a philly-style cheesesteak the one time I went. While it was good, I remember thinking it wasn't quite on price-point and the drive wouldn't justify for us. However, I remember thinking that if it were in my neighborhood, I'd have given it another go. You're right, RB. Owner is very nice.

                                                                                            2. re: jwynne2000
                                                                                              rudeboy RE: jwynne2000 Feb 22, 2012 02:24 AM

                                                                                              He is opening downtown soon, I think. I was surprised at the closing of the Parmer location. My hunch was that he wants to focus on downtown, perhaps. The Parmer location was always reasonably busy at lunch.

                                                                                              1. re: rudeboy
                                                                                                knb1055 RE: rudeboy Feb 22, 2012 07:10 AM

                                                                                                Would love to see something like Galaxy Cafe in this location. Casual neighborhood place, beer/wine for the grownups, kid friendly, reasonable prices for decent food, live music on the weekends.

                                                                                                1. re: knb1055
                                                                                                  sweet100s RE: knb1055 Feb 22, 2012 02:46 PM

                                                                                                  Seconded! That would be a great 'chill' place!

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