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Sep 26, 2011 08:55 PM

ARW Must do

Choosing between
Roaring Fork

If you have experience,,please share

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  1. You can eat at Botticelli's and Cipollina for roughly the same amount year-round, so I'd strike those. Driskill's the one place I haven't dined on your list so I'd go there, though Cipollina's my favorite of the rest (and Braise my least favorite, for what it's worth).

    I might also suggest the Carillon, Jasper's (for their half-price bottle of wine w/ ARW deal), Fabi and Rosi (though the price differential is, again, not great), or Olivia. As I'm working every night, I'll look forward to yours and others' reports.

    Fabi and Rosi
    509 Hearn St, Austin, TX

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    1. re: bubbleboy79

      Thanks bubbleboy. In the past we've done ARW and my highlights were Driskill & Jeffrey's. Partially for the savings but mostly for the quality and service.
      I think we've decided on Jaspers so I'll let you know.
      Went to Kona Grill for ARW last night and was pleasantly surprised.
      I had the Bama Roll which was 6 large pieces with krab, tuna, tobiko, and avocado. Fresh and filling. Then the Hawaiian Ribeye with fried onion strings, harcot verts and garlic mashed potatoes. It was a HUGE portion. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and flavorful but a bit on the fatty side. Had the brownie for dessert which was moist and topped off with vanilla bean ice cream that I liked the most.

    2. If you haven't been to Green Pastures in a while, they have put together a really nice ARW menu. You might consider it instead.

      Green Pastures Restaurant
      901 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

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      1. re: Alan Sudo

        Good call. Went there for brunch not terribly long ago and it was pretty awesome.

      2. I went to Uchi for ARW's kickoff on Sunday. Absolutely sublime. Excellent value, although we heavily supplemented the ARW offering.

        Uchi Restaurant
        801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

        1. tonight, the old ball an' chain (obc) took the girls from work out for dinner at the roaring fork downtown. I just had the leftovers, but the chorizo stuffed cornish game hen and the flourless chocolate cake were worth the price of admission. Can't wait to try this place a la carte!

          We went to green pastures for ARW and the place was way more packed then my previous meal. the food was ok, definitely worth $35/person, but was nowhere near the incredible meal I had previously. wondering if last time was a fluke or they just couldn't handle the volume during ARW.. Guess we'll find out next time we go.