Can anyone recommend places to try in or near northwest Austin?
For what it's wroth, the places that I usually hit are Chuy's, Ba Le, Sushi Sake, Cafe Java, Waterloo Ice House, Zen, Satay, and Curra's north. I've had bad experiences at B.B. Rovers, the Iron Cactus, and Bahama Breeze (but I usually try to stay from anything that resembles a chain anyway). Bonus points for inexpensive places and/or any with an outdoor patio where I can bring my dog when she's being good.