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Nov 10, 2005 11:36 AM

Continuing the trek... N.O. Hound goes to Austin, needs great & cheap recommendations!

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Hi Yall,

First off thanks so much for your help in the past with Dallas & Houston.

Headed to Austin for a week... finally got some work since Katrina evacuation in lovely Austin.

On a tight budget, but will not have a place to cook. I know there are alot of great mom & pop places.

I will be going back & forth between these zip codes 78744 (where I will be working) and 78640 (Kyle - where I will be staying). Another zip code will be visiting a friend (who is known for picking chain restaurants, so please help!) but I don't have that one yet.

I am not glued to these areas. However, I am sure there will be some days when I am just working & going to the place I am staying and a meal on the way would be convenient. Having some choices would be great. Looking more for great food at lower prices $5 - $15. Please, no smoky bars, I am allergic to heavy smoke.

I love ethnic food. And I sure would not mind getting some really moist brisket!

Thanks yall! Yall are the best!


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  1. There's plenty of good, cheap Asian and Mexican food in Austin. Near 78744 there's El Meson on Burleson Road, Thai Kitchen (get the "tiger cry") on William Cannon, Maria's Taco Xpress on South Lamar, Java Noodles on East Oltorf, Polvo's on South 1st. Still south of the river but farther west there's Bombay Grill on Bee Cave Road. I mostly hang out north of the river, so I'll name some places there: Madam Mam's (Thai) on Guadalupe near the university, Taj Palace on Middle Fiskville Road, Le Soleil (excellent Vietnamese) on North Lamar, Tan Tan on Peyton Gin Road for pho, Dart Bowl on Grover for old-fashioned Tex-Mex cheese enchiladas with chile gravy, Las Manitas in the 200 block of Congress Avenue for Mexican breakfast. You really must try to get to Luling City Market (in Luling) for the best barbecue in Texas.


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    1. re: Jim Washburn

      Jim - you and I think a lot alike.

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      russell reeves

      Best brisket in Austin[juiciest]is easily Muehlers on Manor Road. Best Thai in Central Texas is Little Thailand on Hwy 71east,underneath the water tower in Garfield.Happy eating,Russell