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Adios Austin Chowhounds

Helind Jun 22, 2011 10:25 AM

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!

Uchi Restaurant
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Central Market Westgate
4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

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    Rene RE: Helind Jun 22, 2011 10:54 AM

    How nice! You have contributed a lot. I, for one, appreciate it. Best to you in Asheville. I'm sure you will discover the hidden gems.

    1. agoodbite RE: Helind Jun 22, 2011 11:28 AM

      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.

      1. dinaofdoom RE: Helind Jun 22, 2011 01:49 PM

        thanks for being a part of our community.
        best wishes to you in your move.
        now you have some exciting chowhounding ahead of you!

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          ieathereforeiam RE: Helind Jun 22, 2011 01:49 PM

          be sure and hit up curras in asheville. original chef from the one here.

          1. slowcoooked RE: Helind Jun 22, 2011 03:05 PM

            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.

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              scrumptiouschef RE: slowcoooked Jun 22, 2011 11:24 PM

              Safe journey Helind, lover of breakfast foods.

              I'm certain you'll be eating your body weight in biscuits and gravy this time next week.

            2. amysuehere RE: Helind Jun 23, 2011 05:30 AM

              Smooth sailing, Helind. You'll love Asheville.

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                missmitzi RE: Helind Jun 23, 2011 10:31 AM

                I have also referenced your eggs benedict post several times and enjoyed your posts in general. Good luck and enjoy discovering your new city!

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                  reinadetostones RE: Helind Jun 23, 2011 03:35 PM

                  Yes Helind - best of luck finding delicious and reasonable eggs benedict (not to mention Spanish food) in your new location - Asheville is lucky to have a hound like you in their midst!

                  1. slowcoooked RE: Helind Jun 23, 2011 09:28 PM

                    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 !!!

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