Posts Tagged ‘sandwich’

Dinner Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Food and Fun

In Dinner, Mason Scheer on December 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm

The Alamo Drafthouse on 6th. Photo by Mason Scheer

By: Mason Scheer

When asked, people will always come up with a basic outline for a date. Dinner, a movie, then a late night kiss at the doorstep. I’m a bit of a traditional guy, so I really enjoy dinner and a movie. Lucky for me, there’s a place where I can do both.

The Alamo Drafthouse.

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Just The Joint I Needed.

In Joshua Avelar, Lunch, Restaurant Review, Sandwich Search, Vegetarian on December 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

The Sandwich Joint's order-up window. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

By Joshua Avelar

We here at Austin Eat Cetera have always had a profound inclination toward the art of the sandwich. There just seems to be no better – or cheaper – way to get all of your favorite foods into a compact space in a sociably acceptable manner. Austin has a great selection of sandwich places, but when an establishment has a name so blunt as The Sandwich Joint on Burnet Road and 51st Street, I just had to check it out.

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Living the sweet life in Hyde Park with great gelato.

In Dessert, Dinner, Hyde Park, Joshua Avelar, Restaurant Review on December 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Dolce Vita. Photo by Joshua Avelar

By Joshua Avelar

I cannot stress enough how much I love living near Hyde Park. The eating opportunities and great vibe in this small neighborhood makes gives every night the potential for a great, unforgettable experience. Enter Dolce Vita Gelato and Espresso on Duval Street between 42nd and 43rd streets, a small café with a classy vibe yet nice selection of board games to keep you entertained at your table.

Gelato selection at Dolce Vita. Photo by Joshua Avelar

The gelato flavors offered at Dolce Vita are spectacularly diverse, still keeping within the Austin “weird and usual” motif. My eyes caught the cinnamon roll flavor. It’s not too often that a frozen treat could remind my tastes buds so much of a warm pastry, but the cinnamon roll gelato definitely did the trick. It was like I could still taste the warm dough and icing from the cinnamon roll that inspired this gelato.

Cinnamon roll gelato at Dolce Vita. Photo by Joshua Avelar

Being that a close friend of mine accompanied me to Dolce Vita, I was able to try another gelato flavor: blackberry and lemon. It’s not very often that I find blackberry-flavored treats, so I could not let this opportunity pass me up. It had the right levels of sweetness and tartness I would expect from a blackberry and lemon-flavored treat. I could definitely tell that Dolce Vita did not mess with the natural flavors of this gelato concoction. I thoroughly enjoyed this flavor, and it just may be the best gelato I’ve had in Austin so far.

Blackberry and lemon-flavored gelato at Dolce Vita. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

I’m not too big into the caffeine culture so I did stay away from the “espresso” part of Dolce Vita. I did however manage to try out one of their delicious sandwiches. Dolce Vita’s mozzarella sandwich comes with thick slices of the rich cheese, basil and fresh pesto. I topped it off with some delicious prosciutto and it made for one of the best sandwiches I’ve had here in Austin. I’m excited to come back to Dolce Vita many more times to give their menu the navigation it truly deserves.

Mozarella sandwich with prosciutto and a side of apples. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

Sandwich Search: Lucky’s Puccias

In Dinner, Food Cart, Jasmin Sun, Lunch, Restaurant Review, Sandwich Search on November 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Puccia Vegetariana. Photo and Editing by Jasmin Sun

Somehow unbeknownst to us, we here at Austin Eat Cetera have embarked on a search of sorts for the city’s best sandwich.  After we realized the majority of our posts focused on the multi-layered things, we decided to dedicate a new tag for use in our hunt for Austin’s tastiest sandwich.  In a city where healthy meets delicious more often than not, we figured it was a worthwhile undertaking.

The newest addition to our must-try roster?  Lucky’s Puccias.

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