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Jan 3, 2013 06:04 AM


I work outside and I've been on a real soup kick now that the weather's turned.

Right now, my favorites are the chicken tortilla soup at Chuy's, the cheese soup (with a half tuna on sourdough) at Upper Crust, and the pho (meatless with a side of grilled pork) at Phonatic on Anderson.

Any other suggestions?

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  1. Just had the lamb noodle soup at Chen's Noodle House yesterday. Piping hot and very tasty.

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    1. re: PappyAustin

      The beef noodle at Chen's is my favorite cold weather soup, though i think it lost something when ChenZ opened.

      1. re: TroyTempest

        Yeah, agreed. I really wasn't impressed at all with everything I tried at ChenZ.

        1. re: amysuehere

          Sadly, me too, though we did the hot pot one night and it was kind of fun.
          But, i mean when ChenZ opened, the original went downhill a bit, because, i guess Chen wasn't around as much/

    2. You may not want to drive this far, but Urban Picnic in Round Rock makes terrific soups from scratch every day. My personal favorite is the Baked Potato Soup! They also have wonderful sandwiches to go with their soup.

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      1. The posole rojo at Taco More is good enough that my generally unusual-meat-squeamish wife happily gnawed on the pig's foot that came in her bowl last time.

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        1. re: ret3

          That posole at Taco More is incredible... i got no pig foot in mine though! What did i do wrong?

        2. Amy, do you know about The Soup Peddlar? Depending on where you are, they deliver.

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          1. re: redhatcharm

            Yeah. I was ordering pretty frequently, but got burned out. I think they potato leek and the seafood soups are the best.

          2. +1 for posole rojo, but Los Pinos' version. Their caldo pollo is excellent as well. I haven't had the Chuy's tortilla soup, but I assume the one I had at Hula Hut is the same, with roasted corn and poblanos and a nice helping of cheese and avocado. very good.