Meh. Okay food, okay service. Fantastic? No, not really. Edible? Certainly. Chuy's is right around the corner and when it's packed head for Mesa Rosa (or Tapatia, another good choice).
The veggie enchiladas with chipolte sauce rocked my world. Spicy sauce and meaty mushrooms. Super tasty. Eat fast, the sauce spice really starts to build about 10 bites in!
My only complaint (and it's not detracting from my star count) was the screaming children in the dining room. Holy mother of cornbread... *SCREAMING* babies and young children. Next time I come I'm sitting at the bar.
Oh my gosh... really?! Gordon Ramsey, where the hell are you? Help this restaurant!
First of all, the two stars, they are for our waitress, Candice. She saved our night. She was friendly and sweet and attentive. The rest (english accent) oh my GAWD.
Let's just start off by saying the hostesses are nasty. They are absolutely beautiful but their attitudes are ridiculous. My boyfriend and I came for happy hour. I'm not stick thin but I'm not gross. We were dressed casually and *all* of the girls at the check in desk looked us up and down. I almost left but wanted to give the place the benefit of the doubt. I was nothing short of disgusted.
I'll move onto the food and beer, that's what you want to know about. I'm kind of a beer snob... I do know my beers and I do know if you're going to call yourself a brewery in Austin, TX you need to deliver. We had the Heif, the IPA, the Stout and the Brown Ale. I am pretty sure the Miller 64 sitting in my fridge has more flavor. All seemed like they had a great start but were produced quantity over quality. Really, really poor quality beer. So disappointing.
We ordered the wings, the mushrooms and the pizza. The pizza was passable but arrived within 6 minutes of ordering. What? 6 minutes? It was decent but impossible that it was fresh. The mushrooms were... blah. The wings were terrible. Slimy, smothered in nasty sweet and sour sauce, watery dip. The best part was the celery - at least that was extremely fresh!
This restaurant is surrounded by hotels, obviously it's only saving grace. What are you NXNW? A brewery? A restaurant? A happy hour? Make up your mind. Your building is LOVELY and you have so much potential... use it!
How can you call yourself a "beer garden" with only 5 brews on tap and all of them domestic? Some exotic beers would win more stars. Hell, more then 5 of the most commonly served Real Ale (however delicious it may be) would win you more stars. The service was decent and they appear to have some stellar deals for a Sunday Happy Hour.
It's cute, but it's a bit claustrophobic out back and having been to Germany and Europe many times it's hardly a bier garten.
I wish I could give Juan In A Million more stars but we literally were seated, ate, and left in 10 minutes. All I can remember is the "is there anything else I can get you?" and "can I take that?" "here's the check!" in between shooing birds and flies away.
My breakfast tacos were divine. I highly recommend the chorizo breakfast taco with queso. The other half had the giant Don Juan whateveryoucallit. Just too much food. He said it was great.
The service here, while fast, is incredibly annoying. I've never complained about service being *too* fast but I felt rushed. I was practically interrupted every other sentence. It was obvious their goal was to get us in and out as possible. It killed the meal for me. Just an extra 10 minutes would have guaranteed another star or two!
While this is probably a good business plan for them it made for a rushed, tummy ache of a meal. If I wanted fast food I'd go to to a drive thru, or Juan In A Million apparently.
The awesome thing is this place is right around the corner from my home away from home. That's all, that's the awesome part.
I've been here a few times and I always feel like an imposition to the counter girls. I'm always interrupting some very important conversation about last night's epic text from Mr. Sexy Pants or how Veronica forgot to take the trash out... AGAIN.
The coffee is okay... I've never had any of the fancy pants drinks because I think the black coffee is pretty standard, maybe even a little lower then pretty. And the prices are a little ridiculous... $3.50 for a large black coffee off the coffee bar by the bathrooms.
I noticed they no longer carry Torchy's Tacos, they now serve Taco Deli. Unfortunately I've missed the breakfast taco boat at Joe's a few times by arriving too early. I used to like the Torchy's selection but I've not tried TD yet.
My other gripe, while I may be tarred and feathered for it, is the to-go cup covers. God forbid you forget your mug because you're forced to take one of the eco-friendly lids. Picture a giant gob of toilet paper rolls formed into a to-go lid. Then I double dog dare ya to drink out of them. You'll taste cardboard and some coffee and it will get soggy after 3 sips. MMM. Wait until you're sitting in traffic though, your car neighbors will laugh as you start gagging. Perhaps it's punishment for forgetting your mug. DON'T FORGET YOUR MUG.
Everything is on sale here, all the time. And you can bring one of the 8,000 coupons they e-mail you and practically get it for free!
The payoff is the customer service. They will have one register open, one person working the floor and the manager who is not so nice. If your New Year's resolution is to have patience come here regularly and test your progress.
I made homemade treats for my family this Christmas and needed wrapping supplies, boxes, ribbon and tissue. Bought all of the above for 12 people for under $38.00 and I didn't have a coupon.
This store is mostly a disaster but if you do some searching you'll find a few treasures. I was thankful that their entire Christmas/Holiday selection was on sale BEFORE Christmas, useful!
Awful, awful, awful!
Carmody's used to be my parent's favorite Sunday dinner. Sadly we all agreed, the owner has really let the place go downhill.
The service was abismal. We asked if we could order some bread with our soups for lunch today and the waitress kept running back and forth between the kitchen in a tizzy. No, we couldn't have the italian, or the french, maybe she could get some wheat? She ended up giving us a plate of day old stale italian bread. Luckily the processed butter seemed to revive it a bit. My french onion soup was luke warm but tolerable.
I had ordered a beer with my meal and she didn't bring it until after she brought our food. When I asked if she forgot it she snipped at me "I KNOW, I'm going to get it now."
Sadly it was quite dirty and the lights were barely on. It was so dark in there I had a hard time seeing my dining companion. There is still time to save Carmody's. I hope they do so sooner rather then later...
Wow, $14.50 and you didn't even get the wheels just a teeny tiny bit cleaner? I'm pretty sure those big car washes attached to gas stations do a better job (and they don't even touch the car).
Honestly, even the cheap wash isn't worth the $10.00 or whatever they charge. Our Volvo came out almost as dirty as it went in. Save your pennies and go somewhere else.
Ohhhhh no, no, no, no!
This HEB location is extremely sketchy. The parking lot is not well lit and patrolled by a biking security guard.
The shelves are a mess. They are disorganized, not well stocked and items are mislabeled.
The produce section was gross. It was dirty and fruit flies were everywhere.
The floors were sticky and appeared to be dirty and worn down.
The shoppers were... interesting. Some clad in pajamas, some toting 9 children, one even pushed me with her cart instead of just saying "excuse me".
The place was packed and dirty and all I wanted was to get out. I felt bad having to put my items back so I checked out and left as fast as I could.
I love the service here, everyone is so friendly. It's family operated with an asian flare. We came over because it was the supposed hidden sports bar in the area. We requested a specific game and TV and they delivered.
I had the Shrimp Diablo. It was interesting at most, the onions were delicious but the dish was curious. It was a bit spicy, mostly paprika and a bit of oil covered shrimp wrapped in bacon. While it was good, and reasonably priced it wasn't one of my favorite dishes. The other half had the fried oysters and gave them a solid 4. The fries were less then impressive.
I noted there were a few asian dishes on the back of the menu and I look forward to sampling them if we come back in the future. They also had thai iced tea in a sports bar/oyster bar.
They did turn off our game and then instantly were back trying to deliver our check and shoo us out because the TV we were in front of was hooked up to the bar and the other game was more requested. It would be nice if they knew this before we were seated as we might have stayed and ordered more.
The lack of beer selection was also a problem. Typical Shiner, Zeigen, Bud Light. When we asked if she had anything local she told us Zeigan so perhaps some drink education is in order. We ended up going to Pluckers which was full then moving to Sushi Nini - the true secret sports bar in Round Rock.
Aww, we used to love this place. It's really gone downhill lately. The service was much better then the food. The decor needs some updating with it's dirty carpets and mismatched tiffany lamps, it didn't feel very pub-like.
The beef dip sandwich was overdone and the bread was already sodden when it arrived (think glorified white bread trying to hold up a steak, ain't gonna happen).
I had a Picadilly Amber which had too much bite but I hoped it was made locally, so I didn't want to knock it too much. It came in a big elaborate glass that made me look like a warrior and had my grandmother giving me the evil eye. It was the equivalent of an 8 ounce but it's size and shape gave the appearance of a Big Gulp.
I don't know what else to suggest in this area but I don't think we'll be going back. Picadilly has gone silly.
I get that the view is pretty nice up here... maybe? It's hard to tell through the bounce house siding if I'm in an aquarium or looking out at one. The bar tenders are knowledgeable and dear lord, they probably have the biggest flavored vodka selection I've seen in the area.
We popped in on a Wednesday night and the place was completely empty so we moseyed up to the bar and had some interesting conversations with the bar tender. I'm not sure his knowledge actually extends too far past "smell this!" but he didn't steer anyone wrong on their drinks and we left pretty satisfied.
I'm not sure I'll be back, not quite what I was looking for.
Ohh... eww... no.
The food and the service here are really below sub par. It's loud, it's crowded, it's quite dirty and the food isn't very good.
I had the "Tummy Tuck" and besides the name (which made me want to gag) the actual sandwich was underwhelming. Ground, tasteless chicken with heaps of mayo sloshed in a boring white wrap with white lettuce and a barely pink tomato with overcooked bacon... ick. Just ick. It came with some greasy Lays and a decent cole slaw which could NOT have been made there, it was entirely too crispy.
The waitresses spent most of their time bickering with each other while my dad and I waited and waited and waited for our table to be cleaned from prior occupants, our order to be taken, our food to arrive and then for our check to come.
I would recommend Issabella's, Bean and Leaf, Madison's or Power's Market for your lunch adventures. God knows, even Carmondy's is better than this train wreck... and that isn't saying much!
5 stars for the band!
3 stars for the bar!
1 star for the creepy video and the cheerleaders in the crowd.
I wanted to like The Vortex... I really, really did. BUT I kind of just tolerated it. We paid an extra $6 to reserve our tickets online for a *maybe* 30% full show. We were there to see The Planet of the Mermaids show.
I don't know... I was an art major in college and I like the crazy arts but this was a bit over the top. The band was amazing. The video and the theme of the show was sort of... annoying... it could have been due to the fact that the bartender was in the front row 'hootin' and hollerin'" at the band (who again, was adorable!) She had a few friends who were loud and sort of ruined the atmosphere.
The seats are comfy but they SLIDE! I almost dumped my drink everywhere sitting down.
The hostess was sweet as could be. The card system is creative and the shows in the bar area are fun to poke around.
This is a scatter review for a scattered joint. I can't recommend the show we saw but I can recommend going to see the band and going to see the theatre. They had some tasty drinks and great wines as well.
The #11 was delicious! Fresh veggies and plenty of flavor in the broth.
-2 stars for a restaurant full of dirty dishes on the tables and the whole staff eating and watching football. Seriously, dirty dishes on 70% of the tables. The place looked like my bedroom during finals week.
Meh. Just, meh.
Pad Ka Pow left much to be desired. It was flavorful but some of the noodles were very undercooked and stuck together with that "aww, snap" kind of crunch you get from rushing the noods. The chicken was on par with terrible but just a bit better, so "okay".
My thai iced tea was the best treat of the meal.
Sadly, I'll be passing this place up next time I visit the Long Center.
Oh, poo. Now I have to find a new place for massages.
The ability to make online appointments is so convenient. Your massage students not showing up to massage during said appointment is not. I woke up early, had a really relaxing morning and had high hopes of a relaxing and much overdue massage. Sadly, today was not my day.
I've been a client here since I moved to TX. This is my second student massage, the other two were done by Cielo Spa. I don't mind paying extra for massage by professionals and I don't mind being a guinea pig for the students. I do mind having my time wasted however.
The food is decent, the staff is UNFRIENDLY, ultimately dropping my stars from a 4 to a 3. The outside deck is lovely, looking out onto the harbor. Stay away from tables with small kids... they feed the birds and the birds will ruin your meal (one actually pooped on our plate -- the bird, not the kid.) The food is decent. The clam chowder is yummy, the breading on the fried seafood is great, it's nice and light, not too greasy. Skip the wine (4.50 for a small plastic cup of crap wine). In general it's a nice place to eat if you take out the staff, the birds and the kids. You could eat inside but every time we've been the inside is FREEZING when it's just "warm" outside. Gives you the old HoJo's feeling.
Blood orange margarita = terrible. Really, terrible. I'm sorry but it was flavorless and watered down to the max. Perhaps the blood orange juice didn't pack the needed punch...
We also split the buffalo chicken sandwich. Not great, not good. Kind of fresh, hard to tell. I guess that patty is trucked in, who knows.
I would totally be back to watch music next door from the deck or to watch a major sports game but I'll skip the fancy drinks and grub.
Way too overpriced. If you are looking for a view and activities look else ware. The rooms are nice if you are just using them for sleeping in. Staff is friendly but a bit dense. There is a pool which is a nice addition. Nothing to do really in walking distance however. LQ is in a sketchy area... was a bit uncomfortable parking there at night.
The rooms are nice. Not worth what they cost but nice. Clean sheets, doesn't stink, pet friendly (even though they put you on the smoking floor our room didn't stink like smoke.) Not a lot of grass to walk the dogs but there's a par (again, in a sketchy area) about a mile down the road.
Overall, good, but not GREAT. I am a loyal LQ gold member and used my points for one of our nights, the only way I could stomach paying that much....
Ugh. Save your money and cook at home. I was so disappointed with
Guero's. I was really looking forward to it!
We walk in and there's a heavy lady (who is friendly) but sort of slumped over her seating chart. We wanted outdoor seating but it was full, we were immediately ushered to a table right in the front of the building. Not much to see, no one to people watch except the lady I mentioned. Our waitress seemed nice enough... but let the fun begin!
We order two margarita's on the rocks. We're thinking margarita's in margarita glasses. They might have been called margarita shot glasses. Once they arrived they were tasty but tiny. And $5.00 each.
We both order the lunch special, chicken enchilada and beef taco (around $7.00). Next thing we know she's delivered a giant heaping pile of extra large Guacamole which we didn't order. We asks and she says "I'm sorry" and brings it to the next table, not knowing whether we had taken a bite or not (we hadn't) but still. Ew.
We were never told about the Salsa bar which was a disappointment because our food was so dry we needed it!
Next our waitress starts bringing us two soup bowls and tacos, sloshing them along the way. She's in the middle of putting them down on our table when we have to tell her "no, we didn't order this!" again! Meanwhile she's sloshed soup all over my boyfriend's side of the table.
Our food arrived quickly but was really dry. I mean really, REALLY dry. We used up all of our remaining salsa to put SOME flavor in it. The food was OKAY. Just okay.
The above wasn't too bad but what really annoyed me was the lady slumped over the seating chart barking commands at the waitresses and then socializing with them. Everyone was very chatty, drinking their drinks up by the woman at the seating chart (including our waitress who much have been high or something). I think it's great that they all love working together but really, really unprofessional in the way they were doing it.
We ended up walking by the trailers of food on the other side and I really wish I had given them my money instead. One star for poor service and gross food.
PS - those who have given good reviews but say you had a hangover? 'Nuff said.
We came here to buy a camelback/backpack for hiking. We weren't really in search of a deal as much as a quality product and someone to help us determine which would be the best one. We sat in the isle finally and started reading all of the tags after waiting to be helped for a good twenty minutes. There were probably 8-10 people working in the store and about 15 people shopping. Not exactly packed... finally someone came over to help. We told him what we were looking for and, shocker... he started reading the tags to us. I thought story time was just for libraries? We were frustrated and basically said thanks for the help and took out our iPhones and started reading Amazon reviews. We were able to get reviews from scanning the barcodes and advice that we were hoping to find from the store. We bought the perfect Camelback based on Amazon reviews.
I was disappointed. Another big box store trying to be different is spoiled by some jerk at the register.
My boyfriend and I were here in January of '09, back when the trainers were able to get in with the whales. We had a decent time. The food was GROSS and really overpriced. The exhibits were interesting and we did get to see Tili and Dawn work together, which was totally worth the money. Sadly the trainers aren't allowed in the water anymore and we all know what happened to the trainer.
It's a cool learning experience for kids. I did the dolphin feeding and talked to some of the trainers (I'm a dog trainer) and it was interesting but they weren't all that friendly. The dolphins were a big agitated but who wouldn't be, crammed in a tank being fed by suntan lotion ridden up kids and parents. The little girl next to me actually smacked a dolphin across it's face and the trainers on duty were giggling. Terrible :-(
I know it's educational for kids and fun for adults but sad for the animals. I had a good time with my boyfriend (our first vacation!) but he was sort of bummed out with the animals in tight quarters too.
Just remember what your dollars are going too and where these animals come from. Tili has quite the history if you take the time to look it up.
I kind of feel bad for making my boyfriend go to our local Salt Lick instead of the original one. We had a late lunch. The beer selection was pretty basic. We both had the platters. I thought my brisket was a little too dry. I love the sausage but it's hard to screw that up! The pork rib was tasty. Everything was sort of luke warm. The potato salad was interesting, the cole slaw boring and the beans were not my style. Is it bad that the best thing about this place was the pickles?
We agreed next time we would get take out, make our own sides and drink our own beer from home (AKA Spec's). Grab takeout and head for a picnic or bring it home for dinner. Better that way!
My coffee was decent however I was completely confused with the kiosk that actually has the coffee and then the barista's taking your order.
I also got caught in the middle of a small herd of angry business people swarming the kiosk - I hope they were on their way HOME from our amazing city (I'm talking to *you* pushy laydee hogging the milk).
A little too early and foggy for picking complicated drinks off the menu so I was quite satisfied with my coffee and a good book waiting for my flight.
God damn Alamo, what the hell happened?
We bought tickets to see Troll Hunter yesterday. We thought we were being smart to pick an early showtime to a) avoid chaos in the craziest parking lot in Austin and b) get out in time to avoid the craziest parking lot in Austin. Who knew the parking lot would be the least of my worries.
Arrival time: 2:10
First server arrives: 2:15. We ask about 2 or 3 different "special" beers and he promises to come back with some answers.
2:25: move starts, no sign of our server.
2:35: put flag up for bucket of 6 beers and popcorn
2:55: wonder if we should order a pitcher instead since we haven't seen hide nor hair of him.
3:00: get annoyed at each other for reaching for ticket to see what the other one has edited it to say so we don't talk.
3:15: waiter takes ticket for pitcher 'o beer and popcorn
3:35: popcorn arrives! with buffalo sauce?
3:45: beer arrives. dying from salt intake. ask for butter instead of buffalo sauce. try to ask for water but waitor runs away.
4:00: butter arrives, popcorn gone.
4:20: movie done. sad Katie :-(
It's just such a shame this place is going downhill so fast. I don't even care that their food is sub-par. I love going to The Alamo for the beer and popcorn. I just want to eat my stinkin' popcorn with beer! It took an hour to get beer and popcorn but our neighbors had their fried goodies right away. No fair!
EDIT! +2 stars. Alamo Manager contacted me right away and promised to make the service better. She was so kind, she generously sent some swag and I'm feeling a little better, like I might even try South Lamar again.
McDonalds, Auntie Annies or Phillips Seafood. I pick the latter. This is my second visit to Phillips.
I'm not sure how high you should hold your expectations, it's an airport after all. I always check my Yelp before heading through a city. I had an hour and a half layover at the gate across from Phillips so I gave it a try.
I probably shouldn't mention that it was 11:00 AM and really 10:00 AM my time and I was exhausted and starving and craving a beer but it's 12:00 somewhere!
I ordered one of the "local" beers, the IPA. Not bad, not Budweiser, I am happy. Ordered the appetizer sampler. The only thing that turned me off is the dressings showed up in the cheap peel-back plastic containers. They were decent but I had flashbacks of fish sticks and chicken fingers in middle school. I made my way around the plate. In my exhaustion I don't even really remember what I was eating but it was fried and actually flavorful. The breading wasn't *too* greasy and if I actually wanted to drop $14.00 on a crab cake here I probably would have. The Spring Rolls were quite tasty, crisp and fresh.
My waiter was a sweet guy. I tend to sit at the bar and hang by the cash register when I'm dining alone so I can have prompt service and he didn't disappoint. Like the previous reviewer there was a lady near me who ordered breakfast and was allergic to seafood. I'm not sure I'd be going to a restaurant with *SEAFOOD* in the name if I were allergic.
All in all I was satisfied. I left full and my bill was $21.00 with a tip. I would stay away if you're on a budget or if you are feeding a family... I could see the bill adding up quickly.
What can you say... Dakota's has reached chain status which is a little disappointing but they seem pretty consistent with their food and service.
Our waiter was great, nice young kid. Liked him a lot!
The salad bar was decent. I've seen better Dakota's salad bars but it wasn't bad, just missing some items.
A few things that sort of annoyed me... we sat near a fire yet the window was blowing cold air in. I sat with my jacket wrapped around me. The corners of this restaurant need new insulated windows for the cold January-February winters. Also, we didn't get any bread :(. I love their bread! At least I used to... the crust was almost inedible. I'm pretty sure one could break a tooth if you were committed to finishing your entire piece.
We didn't order steaks this time but their lunch fare was nice. I was pleased with my French Onion Soup. They used cheddar on the top and it was crispy, yum!
I ordered a side of peppercorn mushrooms and they totally skimped on the portion size. The big boat and they barely covered the bottom with mushrooms. I was flying home the same day and was hoping to send my mom (my guest) home with extra mushrooms to snack on and I ended up eating all but four :(.
Fix your windows Dakota of Pittsfield and get back to your roots... you have something special and it's not too late to bring it back!
Oh my GOSH. BWW needs to be *banished* from Yelp to protect our fellow foodies!
The boy and I wanted to watch a game and we really wanted a sports bar but sadly Round Rock can't deliver. We had high hopes for BWW as he had been to a few back home in Virginia. We're not really the chain restaurant type but we wanted to try something local for a go-to sports bar.
We walk in and our hostess mumbles something about front bar/back bar. I didn't really hear her and motioned to the big TV with our game one. We were seated. The place is lit up and looks and feels just like a High School cafeteria. Our waitress immediately started nagging us for our drink orders. Forced to choose between water-beerflavoredwater-beerbeerflavoredwater we picked two very unexciting beers.
She was back about 15 minutes later with our beers and wanted our food order. We ordered the 18 wing sampler. It arrived.
Can I just say how incredibly DISAPPOINTED I was. Teeny wings, fried and some random sauce sloppily and unevenly applied. We also got an extravent *FOUR* tiny celery sticks. Our ranchand blue cheese was comparable to Crisco and Jello. The sauces left much to be desired in my opinion.
I will *never* come back here for food. *Maybe* for drinks and a game but I'm going to exhaust all my other options first. Sad because the concept is brilliant. The execution... "not so much".
I'm not sure if I'm hard of hearing in my "old age" or what but it's impossible to hear you when you mumble something at me. If I have to ask "what's that?" 3 or 4 times it probably means SPEAK UP. I ran in for some dog food today and the kid at the counter was slumped over his register, arms folded. Didn't ask if I wanted help, gave a quick "hey". I grabbed my dog food and checked out which is when the mumbling started. I'm not asking for a red carpet treatment but a smile wouldn't kill you, would it?
I feel like asking when the manager works, that's the only time I want to shop here!
I'm going to go ahead and stick to my 3 star review.
Of course I killed one of my poor patio plants so I was lost and looking for another replacement. Texas sun and heat = plant murderer!
Pretty low on staff but it's a Tuesday morning, that's okay. I finally trap the cashier and ask for help. She calls her "garden lady" who hurries on up to the front. Hurry she did! I started to feel bad about asking her questions because each one I asked she looked like she was ready to sprint off the line! I was able to get what I wanted, some pretty, hardy flowers but I still feel like Home Depot is lacking. There was a guy hanging around who I could have asked but I heard him calling for help every other question for another lady - I didn't feel like sitting there while he phoned a friend. I still like Lowes for my gardening needs.
Ran in here for a cake today. The girl behind the counter was adorable!
The cakes were nicely decorated and she even offered to write on my cake for two. $10.00 for the boy's birthday cake isn't bad at all.
I'm not really a "chain" type person but this was a special request. I'll probably be going to Amy's for my own Ice Cream splurges but BR has deals on cones on Tuesdays, looks like a great budget friendly outing if you have kids.
I was up in Flower Mound for work and off to lunch we went. Piping up about my Yelping addiction would have been mildly inappropriate.
Food was decent. Tortellini Alfredo was really uninspiring but at least it showed up warm. An associate sent her chicken concoction back to the kitchen convinced the salt shaker had fallen into the sauce. The best part of my meal was the "House Special Dressing" on my salad, sort of like a tomato sauce meets olive oil type gig.
As David D. said, nothing to write home about.
I'm speechless! That's pretty rare.
You know, Jasper's probably has a better chance surviving somewhere besides "Thee Doemaine". I'm not someone who feels the need to verify my existence with expensive clothes and shoes and purses. I was a little hesitant about Jasper's because I don't enjoy anything about The Domain. But, I gave it a try during restaurant week - I wanted to give Jasper's the benefit of the doubt.
Some pros - excellent wait staff. Friendly, talkative, polite, good looking and a pleasure to dine with. Our server and his assistant made great conversation when we wanted it and coached us on what to order. Loved them both! Even the hostess was adorable. Smiled and seated us right away.
The $10.00 drinks are *fantastic*. Try the Treaty Oak made with Treaty Oak rum, delicious! The Lemon Drop martini was also fantastic.
Our appetizers, the crab cakes and the calamari were just... okay. The crab cakes were the better of the two and their poblano sauce was tasty. The calamari was a little overdone.
My boyfriend LOVED (in all caps) his Salmon. It looked lovely. He said the giant asparagus was surprisingly flavorful as well. My ribs, voted top 3 for Bon Appetite (I think) left much to be desired. They weren't bad but I still feel if you're in Austin or Texas and you have BBQ on the menu you need to make more of an effort.
Dessert earned the three stars. I had the butterfinger creme brulee and it was perfect. The homemade butterfinger had me wanting to run into their freezer and steal the stash! I wouldn't share.
Cranking out the boring reviews this week but the general consensus is Jasper's is trying to keep up with it's neighbor restaurant friends and compensating the food and keeping the price. I don't see myself wanting to go here for a regular meal but I would definitely revisit for happy hour, or a drink and dessert!
The delivery is really quick, and the online ordering is insanely convenient, so two stars for that. The delivery crew is always pleasant and they always get my order right!
I'm sad that they don't offer wraps and the bacon, if you order it, is sort of horrible. It's been trucked in and dumped in oil? I have no idea. Sort of disgusting.
My usual staple is the whole grain bread (really good!) veggie club. Good stuff. The pickles are worth the splurge but make sure you ask for them quartered or suffer the embarrassment!
It's just your average run of the mill sub shop except they deliver. Predictable and tasty but not sure I'd call it gourmet. The chips, cookies, all pretty passable.
Always the downer I guess...
After moving here a few months ago I decided it was finally time to try out the 'famous' Round Rock Donuts. I chose the drivethru so I could savor my Starbucks coffee in warmth.
Honestly? Yes, my original glazed was warm and fresh. Was it amazing? Not really. Was it greasy? You betcha! It was an explosive sugary and extremely greasy treat you should only be allowed once a year. I had insta-sugar-headache-add-nausea about 15 minutes later.
Not exactly a fan, can see where it got it's massive appeal however. Just not my cup-o-tea.
Wow, I was going to give this place 3 stars - until I met the chef. Now? ONE.
When you walk in the doors of a restaurant you assume it's open. The doors are open because it's 10 after 5. That means it's 5:10. If the restaurant has opened at 5:00 (as stated on the door) and the doors are open, it stands fair to say that the restaurant has been open for ten minutes. So why is it I was greeted by three waitresses and none of them wanted to seat me?
This is an "Asian Fusion" restaurant posing as just that. Asian Fusion. I should have known better. Sushi, Thai, Chinese, they belong in different places if they are to be done well. I should have known when I ordered my Thai Iced Tea and it came from a giant metal container, the same as McDonald's. I should have known when our waitress had no clue which beer on the menu was actually Thai beer, and then read the menu to us to confirm what she didn't know. I should have known when we ordered our Tom Kha soup that it was a waste of $4.00. A bland, watery, coconut soup with hardly any flavor. Unfortunately we ordered two. I should have known when I ordered my Pad Kee Mao and the waitress put it in the computer and then turned around and said from the other side of the room "is it okay if there's egg in your Pad Kee Mao?" "Ughhh... sure" I replied. Never in my entire life having heard of Pad Kee Mao with egg. That's because she had no idea what Pad Kee Mao was, no egg in the Pad Kee Mao on the menu.
My food arrived as I was still trying to find something nice to say about my soup. After a minute she came whizzing by to see if everything was okay. "I guess so" I said. What can you say when you haven't tried your main dish yet? If she asked me a half hour after we left I would have said "sick" but instead I told her, when it was time for the check, that my Pad Kee Mao was greasy. It lacked any flavor (except for burnt noodles) and there wasn't a spec of spice to speak of. The noodles were extremely thick and some were burnt, leaving a very dark sour and foul taste in my mouth.
I was then told that I "should have complained when (she) asked how my food was". That's great, except I hadn't even tried it when she asked. She was really rude about it. Next thing you know, the "chef" is in my face. He tells me that everyone else loves his dish. He asks me if I've ever even had Pad Kee Mao before. Yes, I've had it all oveseas and all over Austin I reply. He's noticeably disgruntled and I'm freaking uncomfortable.
Needless to say, I will never be coming back. And hey, "Chef O" or whatever they call you, if that even was you, I have sampled Pad Kee Mao all over Austin and some internationally. Your food is greasy and so is your attitude. Here's a list of the places I've been. Maybe visit, try some Pad Kee Mao, and then we can talk.
To anyone who reads this - here is an ever evolving list of alternatives:http://www.yelp.com/list/kapow-ka-prow-austin
I dread going to our local Round Rock Post Office more then going to the dentist!
What you can expect from the fine establishment:
-Extremely long lines. So long that you will find yourself surrounded by PO boxes... funny, because the register is on the other side of the building.
-Extremely friendly but excruciatingly slow and elderly Postal workers.
-The self help kiosk *YAY!* which is almost always broken *BOO!*
-The self drop off swinging bucket thing *YAY!* which also is broken 98% of the time.
-The *smallest* and most confusing parking lot in Texas. Wait, is that a space? Where? There! Wait, why are you cutting me off? Shit! It's gone. Why are you trying to turn your extra wide, extra long EMPTY soccer mom SUV around? You do know there are two exits? Excellent, now you've lodged yourself across the entrance so no one can get in and the next group of people headed down Sam Bass Road can no longer move. Hooray!
-No pens. Ever. And you can't get out of line to get one or the seemingly sweet elderly woman behind you will immediately take your spot. You're SOL.
-People who cause the lines to get longer and longer because they don't bring a pen, don't ask around for one and fill out pages and pages of paperwork upon arriving at the register.
I think this teeny tiny post office was magnificent in it's day... 20 years ago. Now with Round Rock bursting at the seems expect to spend your entire lunch break waiting to buy a book of stamps. Better yet, pack a lunch, multitasking is so FETCH!
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