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Nov 1, 2010 09:59 AM

Favorite two dishes eaten in the last month

I often eat something wonderful and mean to post it on Chowhound then forget. Well I've had two standout treats recently and wanted to quickly share. Please chime in with your dishes you've had that are memorable

1) Teo's Salted Almond Chocolate gelato. Holy mackeral. Chocolate and nuts and salt are a worthy combination and to form them in gelato is close to heavan. Teo's is one of Austin food gems and if you go, I hope they have this particular gelato.

2) Lucky's Puccias porchetta special puccia. Lucky's has not been opened for too long and I've only recently visited this food trailer next to Tiniest Bar in Texas (5th & Bowie near Whole Foods downtown). Their fresh wood grilled bread is outstanding. I am tempted to call it the best bread I've had in Austin. Warm and chewy with a great flavor from the grill. The ingredients were porchetta, argula, tomatoes and melted cheese (maybe fontina?). This food cart has plenty of potential for revisits. Their puccia with with Peanut Butter and Nutella sounds wonderful. Hours are eclectic. Monday-Wed for lunch, thursday-sunday for dinner at various hours.

What have you enjoyed recently?

1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705

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  1. What a fun topic! Both your dishes sound marvelous.

    I had two really outstanding dishes at El Arbol on Friday. One was the grilled octopus, a dish I didn't know I could love. The other was one of the best things I've had ever: crab claws on a marrow and sunchoke sauce (sauce isn't the right word, but neither is reduction. Damn premature senility!), with tiny bits of fried avocado. I also lost my mind over the fried chicken at Uchiko. Is three things cheating? I also detect a love of the fried, which could explain my expanding waistline. : )

    1. LOVE this idea for a thread! Although I haven't been too adventurous, these are my two:

      1. Biendo roll at Uchi. Nontraditional, sensational. I rarely order rolls, some friends chose this, and MAN, I was floored. Frozen grapes, two preparations of shrimp, rice paper roll, herbs, and did I mention frozen grapes? Flavor, texture and TEMPERATURE fiesta!

      2. Grilled pork meatball summer rolls at T&N Cafe - on their "special" menu, the beef/pork meatballs are amazing seasoned, actually grilled, and wrapped into a traditional summer roll. So good.

      I must be on a rice paper kick.....if I snuck a third in it would be the chicken pipian tacos at El Meson.... but El Arbol is now at the top of my "to try" list. They have grilled beef hearts too!

      Uchi Restaurant
      801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

      El Meson
      5808 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX 78744

      T&N Cafe
      6705 US Highway 290 W, Oak Hill, TX 78735