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Topic   Here in Texas

Rune_Walsh
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6-Oct(#1)
Spending the next few days in Texas, Dallas, SAN Antonio and Austin

Anything that one must see/do?

I love football, food and oh yeah, video games of course.


six
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6-Oct(#2)
Avoid scorpions
theJaw
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6-Oct(#3)
The Game Chasers have a few episodes in that area. Can't remember the names off the top of my head but there are a few very cool looking video game shops around there.
tonymack21
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6-Oct(#4)
my home, yet i cant actually think of alot lol. in san antonio the riverwalk area is the big tourist trap. if its not too hot its nice to see i suppose.

Eat Whataburger, its a texas staple. get some BBQ. we have real bbq here. Austin is full of hippies so be careful. get some tex mex in dallas and san antonio and compare the differences. there are a couple neat museums in the dallas area. the ross perot, the science place and the museum natural history, catch a show in the omni theater at either one, its a dome theater that makes you "feel" the movement, its sick.



Scots
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6-Oct(#5)
One of the great places to go for a few days, because you've got Dallas, Waco, Austin, San Antonio all within like 5-6 hours. My thoughts for what it's worth:

Austin: Definitely spend a night hanging out on 6th street. Tons of bars, live music everywhere, etc.

Dallas: Since you love football, the Cowboys ARE home on Sunday afternoon. Playing the Packers too - should be a great game.

Waco: Assuming your driving while you're there, you'll go right through Waco on I-35. Few good local places to eat: If you like Mexican, Ninfa's is a fun one with great food, and it's right next door to Crickets, which is a great bar with tons of space, shuffleboard and pool, etc. Also, if you want a great hole in the wall Baylor experience, go to Vitek's BBQ and get a "Gut Pack."
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6-Oct(#6)
Stop in at a Buc-ee's if you find one!

KCPenguins
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6-Oct(#7)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Eat Whataburger, its a texas staple. get some BBQ.
> we have real bbq here.
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You mean grilled meat? raspberry
beavis
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6-Oct(#8)
Catch a movie at Alamo draft house and eat at Stubbs BBQ (and catch a concert if you can) in Austin.
Boss
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6-Oct(#9)
Have some Chicken Fried Steak
tonymack21
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* 6-Oct(#10)
Boss wrote:
> Have some Chicken Fried Steak

oh ya, i take these for granted because they are just common food here lol. def eat one of these.


also ya grilled meat lol, but def get you some good bbq brisket. bbq in some other parts of the us is pork based, which isnt bad, but beef is def a different kind. also in some parts of the country bbq is mustard or vinegar-y, bleh. i like a slightly sweeter,tangy bbq, which i why i guess i can handle some KC style as well.

if you are looking for something neat to eat in the dallas area, check out the magic time machine. the staff works in cosplay and they kind of treat you funny, light insults and things, like they come to the table and just throw your napkins and stuff around like hey i guess you might want these, here. and they put your silverware down and say what you want me to seperate it all for you? what are you 5? lol we have had indiana jones, supergirl, jack sparrow, its usually pretty cool.



theJaw
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6-Oct(#11)
Chicken fried.... steak?

Will need details pls
Scots
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6-Oct(#12)
Yeah, how could I forget. Go to George's Bar in Waco and get the chicken fried steak. It'll change your life.
tonymack21
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* 6-Oct(#13)
steak, breaded and pan friend. its normal food here i never think about it being special lol. usually served with cream gravy. you cant get good ones, or get them at all as far as i know, outside of texas, though im sure thats not true. ive never seen them anywhere else though. granted there is a lot of the country ive never been in. however my family in other parts of the country tell me this

my mom and dad ended up in lousiana for awhile for his work and every time they came home the first thing dad always wanted was a CFS. said you just couldnt get them in lousiana.

this one is a little too fancy, not really country style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEu1tnumPDA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoaOuanzfxM

heres a video of an Aussie making one, pretty cool but this is the gist of it, actually more accurate to a regular old southern chicken fry than the food network one

KCPenguins
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* 6-Oct(#14)
Chicken fried steak is regional? It's all over everywhere I lived.
tonymack21
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6-Oct(#15)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Chicken fried steak is regional? It's all over here.


ya i figured other areas must have them, ive just not seen them be a prevelant thing in some places ive been. literally every restaurant serves them here, but ive seen places where they dont.

dairy queen even has a sandwich thats a chicken fry instead of a burger patty lol

KCPenguins
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6-Oct(#16)
In the midwest we figured out about every way to cook meat that doesn't involve "deconstructing" or tiny portions.
tonymack21
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* 6-Oct(#17)
there is alot of good food in the MW, its probably the only other area of the country i could see myself in and not starve to death were texas to become unviable for some reason. maybe the carolinas

sdwyer138
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6-Oct(#18)
Scots wrote:

> Austin: Definitely spend a night hanging out on 6th street. Tons of bars, live music
> everywhere, etc.

6th st is garbage. We call it 'dirty sixth' for good reason. If you want a street full of random bars with an occasional house band, check out Rock Rose in the Domain.

But if you are in to beer, there are several good breweries around. Austin Beer Works, 4th Tap, Hops & Grain are all good - depending on what part of town you are in. Also Freetail in San Antonio.

For game stores, I think there are Game Over locations most of those cities. They are decent. I prefer D Pad in New Braunfels though. it is half way between Austin and San Antonio, and there is a mega Bucce's along this route as well.

Good food places in Austin are Chuy's for tex-mex, Phil's Ice House for burgers, Lucy's for fried chicken.

Lots of people like to gather on the Congress Ave bridge at dusk to watch the bats fly around.
Boss
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* 6-Oct(#19)
Also, since I am from the East Coast I would recommend In-and-Out-- get something from the secret menu.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/16-in-n-o...
tonymack21
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6-Oct(#20)
i also recommend stopping at a buc-ee's for sure. we are getting one closer to me i hear and that is awesome.

Feeb
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6-Oct(#21)
tonymack21 wrote:
> i also recommend stopping at a buc-ee's for sure. we are getting one closer to
> me i hear and that is awesome.
>
>

Get the boxers. They're hawt.
theJaw
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6-Oct(#22)
I literally cannot stand how incredible chicken fried steak looks.

Fudging Boston, get on your fried foods DAMNIT.
tonymack21
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6-Oct(#23)
maybe you can search menus in the area and find a place that makes it. its not too hard to make yourself, that aussie recipe is pretty easy and thats how my grandma does, the food network one gets a little fancy but your standard southern granny keeps it pretty simple lol.

theJaw
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6-Oct(#24)
I could try making it but food like that always tastes better in the south. But I definitely will look it up, to find the bastardized northeast version haha
Feeb
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6-Oct(#25)
At IHOP right now it's on the menu.
DirtyMarco
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6-Oct(#26)
The river walk in SAN Antonio is incredible. If you come to Austin be aware that ACL is going on right now, so they'll be more traffic near the river.
darkslime
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6-Oct(#27)
I find it weird that people don't know what chicken fried steak is. Its at every diner type restaurant or truck stop here.
Rune_Walsh
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6-Oct(#28)
Thanks guys. I've got a ton of food places and some game stores as well. 😁

Noid
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* 6-Oct(#29)
I was born and raised in Dallas and can certainly attest to all its local delicacies: chicken fried steak, Tex-Mex, and everything else in between. So, here's four of my favorite restaurants of all time in the DFW metroplex. You ready?! grin

04. Mexicali Restaurant
11277 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238
Now, over here, there's this thing called "Tex-Mex." It's not traditional Mexican cooking. Think more along the lines of enchiladas, quesadillas, and anything else that's bursting with cheese. With the exception of coarse, white cheeses -- queso blanco -- most Mexican dishes don't have cheddar, Monterey jack, etc. But, that's where Tex-Mex comes in to fill that void and nobody does it better than these guys. It's owned by five brothers and you're bound to see one of 'em hangin' around no matter what time you're there. The food's cheap, delicious, and will definitely have you comin' back for more. Just make sure to save room for one of their homemade pecan pralines that're always hangin' out at the register. yes

03. La Calle Doce
1925 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206
Now, this is authentic Mexican food. News flash! Since a lot of Mexico is coastal and surrounded by the sea, a lot of its cooking reflects that, too. While this certainly translates to the highest price tag on this list, it's still sooo worth it. I can't recommend enough their seafood soup. The flavors in that bad boy just keep complimenting each other over and over and over. Give it a try; you won't be disappointed! yes

02. Riscky's Steakhouse
120 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
There's nothing I hate more in this world than giving credit to our neighbors in Fort Worth. Call it a friendly rivalry if you will; but, Dallas has to be bigger, better, louder, 'n' prouder than them all the time and every time. Sadly, even with my super-strong bias, I gotta give 'em this win. Where else can you go for an all-you-can-eat beef rib dinner for around ten bucks?! Yes, it hurts to be bested by this magnificent restaurant...but, it hurts so good. yes

01. Monkey King Noodle Company
2933 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
It has nothing to do with traditional Texas cuisine. But, that alone stands as a testament to how gosh-darn good this place really is. Their hand-pulled, made-from-scratch noodles are absolutely out of this world. Add to it the wild 'n' crazy atmosphere of its locale, the one and only Deep Ellum, and you've got my personal all-time favorite restaurant. yes

Well, there you go. Swing by each and every one of these local establishments and let me know what you think. Honestly, they're all on the less expensive side of things and I did that intentionally 'cause I don't really wanna recommend anything that'll break the bank. But, if money's no object, my super-secret all-time favorite restaurant is definitely...

00. Tokyo One
4350 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001
It's an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant with a price tag of fifty bucks a head. It's definitely not for the faint of hearted. But, it's the. best. food. I've. ever. had. yes
DirtyMarco
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6-Oct(#30)
Quick Austin tip. You should try out Matt's El Rancho on South Lamar. Kerbey Lane and Torchy's are great options as well.
tonymack21
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6-Oct(#31)
Deep Ellum is a toilet, be careful down there if you go

KCPenguins
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6-Oct(#32)
theJAwwww wrote:
> I could try making it but food like that always tastes better in the south. But I
> definitely will look it up, to find the bastardized northeast version haha


To be fair, steaks are mostly terrible on the East coast/northeast from my experience.
DirtyMarco
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6-Oct(#33)
In fairness, Chicken Fried Steak isn't really about the quality of the steak.

Though you can get a quality steak throughout Texas.
sailorneorune
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6-Oct(#34)
TIL that something I can get at Eastgate Restaurant, about 5 minutes away, is loved by so many people here.

(I like the catfish better though)

tonymack21
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6-Oct(#35)
oh ya thats another thing thats good here, catfish. it can be realy good if its made right or realy bad if not, and where it came from, pond fish vs lake fish etc.

whataburger though, dont get lost in all the fancy and forget to try whataburger


Uppercat
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6-Oct(#36)
Heard there was a good place in Austin called Franklin's BBQ
reneeatworld
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7-Oct(#37)
Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the women.
KCPenguins
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7-Oct(#38)
reneeatworld wrote:
> Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the women.


lol no. Texas is loaded with petite hotties.
reneeatworld
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7-Oct(#39)
KCPenguins wrote:
> reneeatworld wrote:
>> Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the women.
>
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> lol no. Texas is loaded with petite hotties.

Not in South Texas. You'd think the heat would make them sweat a lot of manteca.
Rune_Walsh
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7-Oct(#40)

I admit the food is amazing!
The women are horrible though, there are a ton of fatties hahahah

We can't help but laugh.
Sam
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7-Oct(#41)
Hang with BoB

tonymack21
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7-Oct(#42)
there are alot of big folks here but there are also a lot of smoking hot girls, like crazy hot, and not fake-ly hot.

sdwyer138
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9-Oct(#43)
Uppercat wrote:
> Heard there was a good place in Austin called Franklin's BBQ

Franklins burned up a few weeks ago
DirtyMarco
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9-Oct(#44)
sdwyer138 wrote:
> Uppercat wrote:
>> Heard there was a good place in Austin called Franklin's BBQ
>
> Franklins burned up a few weeks ago


They are coming back soon, but yeah they are closed right now. Great food, long wait.
Demonis
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9-Oct(#45)
Welcome to Texas!

If you're still in Dallas, check out Dallas Karting Complex. Fun, and fast, go karting. If you're lucky you might be in town on a weekend they're doing Mario Karting.

You should probably consider https://www.drivetanks.com/ as well. I mean, why not?

Whataburger of course. BBQ as mentioned, many great places. I second trying Vitek's in Waco. Gut packs are good but so are most of their other meals.

If you have enough time, venture out to west Texas. There's nothing out there, except some really fantastic scenery (after the Mad Max-esque badlands) and a well placed observatory.

Topic   Here in Texas