What restaurant did the best job of feeding you in 2007?
What joint did you find yourself returning to time and time again because you knew you were going to be fed...fed well...fed tastily...fed til the cows came home.
I have a million contenders[if Slims wasn't 1000 miles from here they would win]:Taqueria El Rinconsito,Sam's,Little Thailand,Tacos El Rico,Gene's,Willie's,La Michoacana's deli,Taqueria Diego,Los Altos,Backstage,Reggie's....the list is endless but this is a zero sum question and there can be only one.
GALLOWAY'S SANDWICH SHOP.
Yeah,I said it.When the chips are down and you need a plate of deliciousness with no nonsense,no scene and no cognoscenti my spot is Galloways.The man's menu is totally diverse offering food from all major food groups[Salt,Fat,White Flour and Sugar].When you prove to be a repeat customer the plates get bigger and bigger conjuring an E.12th St. version of the groaning board.
Two squares a day are available.A very fine breakfast...flapjacks,biscuits,fried eggs,sausage et al...lunch however is the real star.Any given day may feature Beef Tips,Chicken and Dumplings,Pork Steak,Meatloaf,Fried Chicken...all the side vegetables are good southern style offerings.Greens,Blackeyes,Mashers,Mac and Cheese,Pinto Beans et al.Cornbread comes with and is good,real good once you slather it with butter or one of the very good gravies.Finish things off with a slab of the best Sweet Potato pie in Austin and you just got fed.
Galloways doesn't receive the acclaim of the more popular restaurants [Lola's,Hoovers,Threadgills etc] but this man is serious about his soul food.
It is the finest Austin has to offer.