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Swagat Indian: A Disappointment With a Few Bright Spots

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Apparently this restaurant has closed, or at least changed its name to protect the innocent.

The millions of many thousands of loyal CU followers know I’m a big fan of Indian food. (The “big” is a figure of speech, naturally.) I found out, though, that I’d been missing a […]

Going Back Pho More at a Local Favorite

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’ve not been eating out much since the Holiday break. Concentrating on writing keeps me close to the keyboard, and the pantry and fridge are well-stocked. When I leave the friendly confines of the Chile Underground World Headquarters and Pepper-Perceptive Man Cave it’s to visit the gym […]

Drinks and Snacks on the Deck at McCormick & Schmick’s

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Evenings this time of year are very often pleasant here in central Texas. Temperature at mid-afternoon is steady in the low eighties, so by the time rush hour arrives the air takes on a silky, cooling feel. Breezes are usually light too. Perfect for dining al fresco, […]

Salt Lick BBQ in Round Rock: More Than Finger-Licking Good

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Way back on Fat Tuesday, the bride and I headed out to get, well, fat. I mean, there’s no way you gain any weight during Lent, right? Besides, it’s a tradition. And who are we to buck tradition?

We had a problem, though; what to eat? We’d normally […]

LongHorn Steakhouse Round Rock: A New Family Favorite

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A year ago the Clan celebrated at the LongHorn Steakhouse in New Braunfels. (I wrote about that event here.) At that time, there were very few Longhorn steakhouses in Texas. It’s only been one short year, and now there are Longhorn steakhouses in the Austin area. One […]

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Round Rock: Great Meat; As For the Rest…

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I was out and about the other day, for the first time in a while, and it happened to be at about time for an early dinner. I was starving, having had an apple and some crackers for lunch. As I drove along the front of a […]

Urbanspoon Rankings: Settling In…

I’ve been linking my restaurant reviews to Urbanspoon for a long while now. I’ve managed to attain quite a high ranking on the Austin (Central Texas) blogs list with them too, more through perseverance than anything else.  Recently the ranking has reached #5 occasionally, as the “votes” (visits to websites) come in. I’m certainly in […]

Street Food Rules!

It seems that “street food” in all it’s variety is the hottest trend in eating these days. Both the Food Network and the Cooking Channel have shows and specials about street stalls and food trucks, which have proliferated immensely in recent times in cities all across America.

Of course, street food didn’t get its start here. […]