1) I want some good brisket or a good steak .
(I've already been to Borderline and unfortunately I don't have time to travel the texas bbq trail)
2) I want some good non-chain Tex-Mex.
I have spent the last hour or two reviewing posts and honestly, for every restaurant in Austin that one person raves about, there's another person waving a red flag. I haven't seen a consensus for anywhere! (i.e. Fonda San Miguel, Torchy's Tacos, El Chilito, Salt Lick, Iron works)