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Seeking a restaurant in Austin with both a good beer selection and a tasty macaroi and cheese

Helvella May 8, 2011 05:33 PM

I know it's an odd request, but I've got family coming to visit and I'm hoping we can find the perfect place for one of our nights out. My brother and sister-in-law love good beers and my nephews are obsessed with macaroni and cheese. Are there any places perfect for both? Thanks for any help!

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    LakeLBJ May 8, 2011 06:18 PM

    Jaspers at the Domain.

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      rudeboy May 9, 2011 05:01 AM

      Cover 3 has a really good mac and cheese. Decent beer selection. Lots of TVs, though.

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        danny_w May 9, 2011 07:20 AM

        Lots of TVs is right, and loud! I went one time and never again. If that is your kind of thing then OK, but not for me.

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          rudeboy May 9, 2011 11:48 AM

          Well, I didn't say it was my thing....just reporting the facts so the OP can make teir own decision. It can be loud, but who knows, it may be paadise to the nephews mentioned above!

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            Helvella May 10, 2011 09:31 PM

            Actually this sound perfect. Their whole family are huge sports fans. Thanks for the suggestion!

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              rudeboy May 11, 2011 06:00 AM

              Please report back so we can see how it went......the calimari is also good there.

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                amysuehere May 11, 2011 02:14 PM

                Never had anything there that wasn't very good to great. One of the better chicken fried chickens.....mmmmm, green chile gravy..

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              stephanieh May 11, 2011 02:39 PM

              Cover 3 also has one of the best pastry chefs in town. Save room for dessert!

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              Oyster Boy May 9, 2011 12:00 PM

              The mac and cheese was excellent at Cover 3 the one time I had it. Funny, but I went once and the TVs were way too low. I couldn't hear a damn thing, in fact. For obvious reasons, they are much louder when there is a televised sporting event (at least one would hope so). Decent beer and wine selection as I recall.

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          lixlix May 8, 2011 06:55 PM

          try Blackstar Co-op

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            Optimista May 8, 2011 11:40 PM

            I'll second the Black Star Co-op suggestion. I haven't had their mac 'n' cheese, but it sure smelled good when my friend got it last time I was there!

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              ashes May 9, 2011 07:36 AM

              Blackstar's mac and cheese is pretty excellent (get it on a veggie plate...their other sides are also delish!).

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              stephanieh May 9, 2011 08:38 AM

              Lambert's has really, really good mac and cheese. Remarkably good.

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                NWLarry May 9, 2011 08:50 AM

                Beat me to it. I would say insanely good. No idea about their beer though.

              2. popvulture May 9, 2011 12:26 PM

                Woodland has pretty good mac n' cheese. They also have some nice beers on tap (Live Oaks - I think Big Bark, Pilz and Hefeweizen, plus maybe some other brands?), plus good cocktails.

                The food's generally good there. It's nothing that's gonna blow your mind, but it's tasty and a good atmosphere. I recommend the pepper crust burger with some of their good onion rings...

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                  sqwertz May 11, 2011 09:27 PM

                  Moonshine. I can't vouch for the beer selection though.

                  -sw

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                    akachochin May 14, 2011 08:19 AM

                    Uncle Billies, Barton Springs road. Good house-made beers and decent mac and cheese if you don't wait until 11PM to order it.

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