Adios Austin Chowhounds
I know I haven’t contributed much, but I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading all the comments and suggestions from the Austin Chowhounds. I’m moving to Asheville, NC next week, so I probably won’t have much need to lurk around the Austin boards anymore. I haven’t been exactly flush with cash since I moved here 4 years ago, but here are some of the foods I will miss when I leave:
The Huevos Mexicanos from the Eastside Café
The Chicken Tortilla Soup from Central Market Westgate
The BBQ at Blacks in Lockhart
Some of my favorite meals where at:
The Eastside Café
I’m especially going to miss this board. Asheville doesn't have a dedicated board. It's lumped in with everyone in the Southeast:( If you’ve ever been to Asheville and have dining or food suggestions, I’m all ears.
Happy eating, y’all!
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Central Market Westgate
4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Austin will miss you and I will miss your posts on this board, in particular your extensive report on eggs benedict. I've looked back at that thread many times appreciatively.
If I was the moving sort, I'd feel envious of you relocation to NC. Be sure to eat plenty of stoneground grits, Carolina rice, greens, shrimp and ham.
Helind in this climate this year, I'm quite envious. I was fortunate to spend a long weekend there last fall and it was a blast. Ashevillians like to think and perhaps rightly so that they are a smaller (and certainly more quaint) version of bohemian Austin.
Do try Fig, pork belly in your pasta anyone?? it's divine. http://www.figbistro.com/# (pricey)
We loved tupelo honey cafe (i think it's called) and there's an irish pub looking seafood place (Sadie's) downtown that served unpretentious seafood fare cheap and fresh and we loved just chatting it up with the manager. It was great. You can tell locals eat there.
We quite enjoyed the crab breakfast scramble, the fried egg BLT, and the biscuit and gravy here http://www.tupelohoneycafe.com/assets... they brag of local ingredients.
Not for the cardiovascularly challenged. But delicious and other healthy options were found but gleefully ignored, oh yeah, and the grits were spot on too. Good travels, eats and enjoyment of actual seasons Helind !!!