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Place w/ Great Food to Watch the Longhorns?

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I'm going to be in town for a couple nights. One of those nights (Dec. 28) happens to be the evening of the Holiday Bowl. My girlfriend, whose interest in good food is outweighed only by her obsession with the Longhorns, made me cancel our Uchiko reservation for that night so we could watch the game.

Is there anywhere we can go to watch the game that is also going to have some really, really great food? And I don't just mean having the game on the one TV above the bar. I'm looking for a place that will have some other fans, that's going to be loud, but that also has delicious food. Don't care at all about price/genre.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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  1. Cover 3 may suit your needs. I would temper my expectations though. No place in town that will have the atmosphere you're looking for is going to come anywhere close to Uchiko.

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    1. re: jwynne2000

      Thanks. Cover 3 looks like a possibility. I was also thinking maybe some BBQ place would suit our needs.

      Definitely don't think we're getting anything close to Uchiko that night.

    2. Parksides has great food. Parksides is loud. Parksides has tv's. Parksides is disgusting.

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      1. re: singlemalt

        Ok, i'll bite. And why is it disgusting?
        And btw, it is tvs (plural) not tv's (possessive), and it is Parkside (not plural).

        1. re: TroyTempest

          I'll also bite, and note that it's technically parkside, with a lowercase p.

          Wednesday remains my favorite day at parkside as it's half-price oysters and bubbles. Throw in some sides, maybe a ceviche or crudo, and it's pretty perfect (but it will be busy, and the only televisions are at the bar).

          1. re: bubbleboy79

            Went tonight to watch UT lose to UNC. The raw loup is terrific with a bit of spice and a healthy dose of pineapple , the oysters are always solid, though the Pacific Rims were my favorite tonight, and the mac and cheese is great (with a solid mix of Gruyere and Cheddar). Skip the bar steak, with an overly salty soy reduction (I think), but get the burger, and any number of sides. Also, if you get the seabass gnocchi, please report back. Super curious about that dish.

      2. Sullivan's steak house downtown has a sports bar attached to it and the food is pretty good (not uchiko but ok for downtown)