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Help me impress my daughter's boyfriend (a foodie from Philly)

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Help me impress my daughter's boyfriend (a foodie from Philly)

edberliner | Nov 3, 2009 06:37 AM

Little help please. I'm a longtime Austinite and I have my longtime favorites, so much so that I rarely try new places. I'm a Sunflower devotee and I almost never venture out into the real Austin cullinary world--but now I need to impress the boyfriend my Daughter is bringing in from Dallas, so here is what I'd like advise on please. He will only be eating a few meals with us, Saturday morning breakfast before the game and I am leaning towards my old standby Kerby Lane on Kerby Lane--suggestions? After the game he is hinting that barbque is what he wants, and he would really prefer to drive to Cooper's, which I will do but I'm prefer to stick closer to home (inside the city preferably), My wife likes County LIne on the Lake. I know the purists are prepared to pounce but you have to admit, its generally open, its always predictable, its cute and it did start in Austin, I like The Rib King, but it doesn't have much going for it ambience-wise, so I'm open to suggestion--for example would the Salt Lick near the Dell Diamond qualify as a true Texas BarBQue experience? Lets call this a late lunch. Then Saturday evening we'd like to impress without having to take out a second mortgage. I happen to be a Z-Tejas fan (another Austin institution) and I think the one in the Arboretum area is very nice, but I'm open to suggestion. If I had my way, of course I'd buy a great bottle of wine at Spec's and head to Sunflower but that just might not get my daughter married off. Finally, I'd like a different breakfast spot that best exemplifies the spirit that is Austin. Magnolia Cafe, Kerby Lane, and The Omletry don't count, however I do like the breakfast at the vegitarian place on Duval whose name escapes me. I'd like to impress with Austin ambience, and inventiveness please. Thanks for the help.

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Salt Lick
3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX

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