|Name||Staff Opinion||Staff Rating||Your Rating||Reviews|
|A la Carrera (closed)||Decent, with Issues||0||+1.5||6|
|Amaya's Taco Village||Frontage Road Tex-Mex||+2||+1.5||23|
|Bear Rock Cafe (closed)||Nothing Special||0||+2.5||28|
|Billy's On Burnet||n/a||-||+2||4|
|Burger House (closed)||Lawry's Style||0||+2||6|
|Burger Tex||Burger Dry||0||+0.5||10|
|Cafe Java||Nice spot||+3||+2.5||16|
|Camino Real||Me Gusta||+2||+2||15|
|Casino el Camino||n/a||-||+2||12|
|Charlie's Steak House (closed)||Throwback||+3||+1.5||15|
|Conans Pizza||Good Buffet Deal||+2||+2.5||9|
|Culver's||Damn good ButterBurger!||+2||+1.5||12|
|Dog Almighty (closed)||Dog Disappointing||0||+1.5||1|
|Dot's Place (closed)||Home Style||+2||+1.5||21|
|El Matador||Ho Hum||0||+2.5||3|
|Elevation Burger||Better than Expected||+2||+1||6|
|Enchiladas Y Mas||Too Glop||0||+0.5||4|
|Five Guys Burgers and Fries||Mighty Fine, heh heh||+1||+0.5||4|
|Fuddruckers (closed)||Fresh but Pricey||+1||+1||13|
|Gabbi's Burgers and Dogs (closed)||Another Dry Burger||0||+3||9|
|Hat Creek Burger Company||n/a||+2||+2||5|
|Highland Lanes||Not Spare!||+2||+1.5||4|
|Jardin Corona||Poorly Structured Lunch Specials||0||+2.5||25|
|Jersey Mike's Subs||Do it Mike's Way||+3||+2||18|
|Kerbey Lane Cafe||Dry Migas||0||+1.5||8|
|Kiefer's Cafe||Friendly Place||+1||+2||18|
|La Morada||Ni Bueno ni Malo||0||+0.5||12|
|Los Portales||Chip Recylers?||-1||+1.5||8|
|Los Reyes||Mucho Queso||0||+1||3|
|Lucky's Chicago Style Grill||Authentic||+2||+2||15|
|Maudie's North Lamar||Ho Hum||0||+1.5||4|
|Mighty Fine Burgers||Burgers||+1||+1||24|
|Mike's Pub (closed)||Austin Grease Pit||+1||+1||3|
|Moonies Burger House||Hefty burgers||+1||+1.5||12|
|Mooyah Burgers & Fries (closed)||Zzzzz||0||+1.5||5|
|Ninfa's (closed)||Still Good, but Odd||+2||0||4|
|Original Pancake House||A Little Disappointing||+1||+2||12|
|Red Robin||Ornithological Burger||+1||+1||17|
|Riata Bar and Grill||Boring Bar Burger||0||+2||8|
|Saccone's (closed)||Good Thin Crust||+2||+1||6|
|Sambet's Cajun Deli||n/a||-||+1||22|
|Schlotzsky's||Good hot sandwiches||+2||+1.5||10|
|Taco Shack||Decent Tacos||+1||+0.5||4|
|Tacodeli||I Don't Get It||0||+2||35|
|Texadelphia||Used to be Better||+1||+0.5||10|
|Thundercloud Subs||Good solid subs||+1||+1||24|
|Torchy's Tacos||Solid Tacos||+2||+2.5||3|
|Water Tank||Bar Food||0||+1.5||3|
|Waterloo Ice House||Overpriced and Underflavored||0||-0.5||12|
|Willy O's (closed)||Grill-Free Zone||+1||+1.5||8|
Last night I moved auslunch.com to a new host, which has been great so far--Webfaction (I've already got some other sites running there. Their Django support is great. So is their Wordpress support).
Auslunch was down for about 8 hours Monday with no action by my previous hosting provider. Moving to Webfaction was pretty painless.
Just read online that Atlanta-based "Flip Burger Boutique" is eyeing an Austin location. Looks like a high-end burger experience, manned by none other than Top Chef's Richard Blais. Should be interesting.
Check their edgy site here: Flip Burger Boutique.
Looks a bit too hi-tone for me, but we'll see.
Five Guys has opened! I have not had a chance to check it out yet though. And the TerraBurger site is now online, providing more insight into this new local burger chain. The North Austin location should open in December according to the site.
Noticed a sign on the 183 frontage road (northbound) near Braker for "TerraBurger", coming soon. Found this website, which does nothing to clear up the mystery: http://www.terraburgerrestaurants.com/
Mooyah finally opened its doors. See how it fared in our review. Hint: I'm looking forward to the opening of 5 Guys :)
There is discussion on Chowhound about two new burger places opening soonish here. First is Mooyah, a Dallas-based chain. It is due to open any day now at Burnet and 183 (has been under construction forever) Their thing is "Just burgers. Just fries. Just better." Yelp reviews for the Dallas locations are mostly positive.
Next is Five Guys, which I read about on some NY burger blogs--A Hamburger Today and George "Hamburger America" Motz's Hamburger America blog. Sounds promising. Just received confirmation from the company on location and date:
It does look like we will have a store to be located at 3208 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX. Its projected opening date looks to be on or around the first week of November.
I have removed the forum from the site. It became nothing more than a spam magnet. I am going to move the old forum posts over to this blog format once I get it fully implemented.
I had heard good things about Hog Island Deli, a downtown-ish Austin sandwich place, and finally had a chance to try out their much vaunted (on Chowhound if I recall) cheesesteak. I must say, it's the best cheesesteak I've had in a while. Much better than the now-mediocre Texadelphia, and better than the pretty good cheesesteak at Jersey Mike's. Hog Island's cheesesteak was so tasty that I had three of them in a span of 4 or 5 days that I had the rare opportunity to be close to downtown.
I only wish they had a location up north.
I overhauled the design of the site for the first time since its launch. Was time for an upgrade. At least we hope it will qualify as an "upgrade". Anyway, a few more changes are on the way, including making this little bit of the home page a "live" blog. And of course we need to go out and hit up some new restaurants...it's been a while.