I've read multiple posts on the board and I'm trying to narrow down my choices for our trip out there next month. Living in California, we have lots of great sushi so Uchi is out until the next visit. We're interested in some tasty TexMex, Southern cooking and BBQ, but because our time is limited we won't be able to travel too far out for the BBQ (I noticed the most highly rec'd places are 20-30 mins out of the city). I’m not going to lie; my BBQ experiences are limited to my own backyard so this is probably where I’ll need the most help.
A bit about me, I pretty much live for the chow in New Orleans, which I visit at least twice a year simply to eat my way through the city. I am a big fan of sauces and just about any and all variation of Mexican food, minus the Taco Bell kind. Hubby and I are also big carnivores and cheese lovers (any places with notable cheese plates?) A few random facts that will hopefully help you help me narrow down my choices. I'm also not completely familiar with the geography of Austin, so if you see somewhere that looks completely out of the way with respect to the other choices I've made for that day, speak up!
Friday lunch - Tony's ~ I read a post saying the cake was homemade and fabulous, and that sealed the deal for me
Friday happy hour - Manuel's or Dirty Martins? ~ I noticed it's hit and miss with the chow for Manuel’s, but seems to be a decent place for HH?
Friday dinner ~ El Chile, Fonda San Miguel or...?
Saturday lunch ~ Sam's for BBQ?
Saturday HH ~ The Roaring Fork?
Saturday dinner ~ Wink or Hudsons?
Late night hangover prevention – Magnolia Grill
Sunday brunch – Green Pastures or Fonda San Miguel?
Sunday dinner – would like another BBQ or Tex Mex rec, kid friendly as brother-in-law will be with us and bringing his 4 y.o.
Thank you so much for all of your help. :)