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Final plans

oliviafoodie May 13, 2012 06:39 AM

Hey guys,
Here's my final list. Please advise on add on and drops. I appreciate the past advise. I will write a full report upon my return.
Sat-brunch-la condesa, dinner-swifts attic
Sun-brunch-Olivia, dinner-olive and June
Mon-lunch-hopdoddys, dinner-barley and Swine
Tues-breakfast-S Congress, dinner- Foreign and Domestic
Wed-dinner- Uchi

Thanks ahead for suggestions

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    paternite RE: oliviafoodie May 13, 2012 10:12 AM

    no BBQ?

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      oliviafoodie RE: paternite May 13, 2012 10:26 AM

      I know I know. My wife isn't a big fan bless her

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      ssouth RE: oliviafoodie May 13, 2012 10:51 AM

      Looks like you have most of the top spots in town. The only new place missing is Lenoir. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but I've linked a review of one of the former newspaper food critics.
      I have no idea which one to replace but I thought I'd mention it.


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        chrisdds98 RE: oliviafoodie May 13, 2012 06:35 PM

        last few times I've been to wink have been disappointing. nothing bad, but for that price point I expect more. some other suggestions:Congress, Chez Nous, Carillon, Green Pastures

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          Optimista RE: oliviafoodie May 16, 2012 06:59 AM

          I'm pretty sure you'd be pleased with your eating experiences with this list. I also love @ssouth's Lenoir suggestion and @chrisdds98's Carillon suggestion, but I honestly don't know what I'd replace with them. I personally would choose Lenoir and/or Carillon over some of the others on your list under some circumstances (for example, for days when standing around and waiting for a table wasn't acceptable, or when I wanted a quieter dinner and didn't want to have to shout over the din), but not others. It just depends on the leanings of your palate and what sort of atmosphere you're going for.

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            byanow RE: oliviafoodie May 16, 2012 07:53 AM

            That all looks amazing, except I would replace Olive and June with Lenoir per ssouth's rec. Lenoir is a lot of fun

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              Optimista RE: byanow May 19, 2012 07:18 AM

              Upon reflection, I agree. Lenoir is special.

            2. bookgrrl72 RE: oliviafoodie May 19, 2012 05:19 AM

              Sheesh, did you win the lottery or something? You are going to drop some serious coin on food! My sole piece of advice for Monday is to bring a book with you to both Hopdoddy and Barley Swine, as the waits can be pretty long. Also, I would swap out Contigo for Foreign & Domestic, but I am sure that puts me in the minority among Austin's fooderati.

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                Kubotaman RE: oliviafoodie May 23, 2012 08:08 AM

                Any thoughts to date/Pictures-Asheville awaits

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