Where to find in Austin these things?
Where in Austin can I get
Fresh lard - not the shelf-stable hydrogenated kind.
Frozen fish - Can't find it at Central Market. The stuff at my HEB on Oltorf looks and tastes freezer-burned and Whole Foods discontinued their frozen tuna steaks and salmon fillets (boo! My only reason for shopping there)
Raw oysters in a restaurant- Cap'ns is our usual choice but they taste kinda pale since our February trip to New Orleans - an unfair comparison to be sure and maybe it's just the warm weather.
Fried chicken - besides the Sunday buffet at Java Noodle where it's terrific but absent as of late. (maybe I should call ahead and request)
Fresh Lard: You might try Fiesta, but it's easy to do yourself.
Frozen Fish: Eaves Brothers Quality Seafood on Airport.
Fresh Oysters in a Restaurant: Eaves Brothers supplies a lot of the restaurants in town and they do have a small kitchen and dining area on site. Call first to check but I think it's BYOB. BTW, this place ROCKS for fried catfish.
Fried Chicken: Gene's, The Friday lunch special at The Bitter End, Hoover's.
re: David "Zeb" Cook
The last time I went to the Alligator Grille, the waitress was pushing their boiled crawfish special. Being from Louisiana and homesick for crawfish, I was intrigued. I asked her how much it cost, and her reply was astonishing (something like $12 or so a pound). I said, "boy, that just seems a little high to me. I think I'll pass." She replied (and I'm not making this up) "but it's a big pound".