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Old 03-27-2012, 09:35 AM   #61
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If that was true, it wouldn't take me 4-5 hours to get from the ass end of Texas to Austin.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #62
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Yeah, I tend to go to the one at McNeil more simply because its layout is almost exactly the same as the ones I went to in College Station, and they have a large selection. I do go to the one on MoPac if I just need a few items really quick, but yeah, the location makes it pretty busy sometimes, and even the shopping center in general there is a little hard to navigate. There's no good way to leave that Starbucks drive-through, for instance.
On the bright side, you are right next to Fry's. But yes, that whole area is a clusterfuck for me.

Have you eaten at Tacodeli yet? Right around the corner, and so good. I go there most Mondays at 11:30 to get the El Picosito.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:06 AM   #63
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Oh, and just up the road (again, west of MoPac on Parmer) is a little shopping center with It's a Grind coffee (better and less expensive than Starbucks), Silver Grill Cafe (breakfast tacos, cheap and big as yo head) and a Kolache Factory. I know you're on a diet/exercise program... so am I, and when I'm weak this is where I go.
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Oh yes, I love Tacodeli. It's a relatively common spot for my team to go to lunch, since it's right across the highway. I'm a sucker for the poblano and the cowboy.

I've been to It's a Grind to study with my girlfriend a couple times. It is pretty nice. The only reason I go there less often than Starbucks is that the latter is more directly on my way to CS.

I will have to try Silver Grill though. I love me some breakfast tacos. How's that Blue River (or Cool River or whatever) back behind that center?
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #65
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Cool River- it's pricey upscale bar food. Not my scene, but not bad food. It's where managers take all of us when they want us to feel special.
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Ah. Maybe worth it for an occasional date night then.

Speaking of bars. Where are y'all's favorite spots up here? I really enjoyed Frank downtown and am told The Ginger Man apparently caters to the geek crowd (I wouldn't guess it looking at their webpage), but the only place I've been to up north is The Hideout Pub; they have good food and pleasant enough people, but not exactly my crowd.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #67
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Ah. Maybe worth it for an occasional date night then.

Speaking of bars. Where are y'all's favorite spots up here? I really enjoyed Frank downtown and am told The Ginger Man apparently caters to the geek crowd (I wouldn't guess it looking at their webpage), but the only place I've been to up north is The Hideout Pub; they have good food and pleasant enough people, but not exactly my crowd.
Hideout's not bad. You'd be surprised at the crowd there, honestly, as it's many types of people. I once got to watch Total Recall there on the TV's above the bar

My local bar is way down south near the St. Edward's campus, and it's a complete dive. Just the way I like it. You might not appreciate it, though.

Further south from 45th on Burnet is Draught House. It's a nice little place with a nice, small outdoor area. Decent selection of Draft Beers, but the lady working lied to my face when she said they'd not served Smithwick's in years (I get it every time I go, and I know I had some last august).

The Opal Divine's aren't bad. The food's pricey compared to the quality, but some people find the one thing they love that Opal's does right. But they also have a decent beer selection.

I guess you should be specific on the type of crowd you're looking for.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #68
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For a dive bar up north, there is C. Hunts on Burnet Rd. just east of MoPac past the IBM campus. Gravel parking lot, and an actual ice trough all the way across the bar makes it an old school icehouse.

If you like sports (I don't), the Little Woodrow's on Parmer has a bunch of screens.

I don't go to many bars up north, but lots of food/bars for lunches since I work right there at MoPac and Parmer. Opal Divines is ok, I also frequent Bonedaddys and the Brick House.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #69
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Sorry, I didn't use the appropriate color coding in my original comment.
It wasn't my intent to be crabby or whatever. Just pointing out that Texas is too damn big

But anyways, I'm here! And I'm tired. I was ok with living on the 3rd floor until I had to carry boxes up 3 flights of stairs.

Now I need to find a furniture store. I live off of William Cannon. What is a good store nearby?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #70
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It wasn't my intent to be crabby or whatever. Just pointing out that Texas is too damn big

But anyways, I'm here! And I'm tired. I was ok with living on the 3rd floor until I had to carry boxes up 3 flights of stairs.

Now I need to find a furniture store. I live off of William Cannon. What is a good store nearby?
That was the point. Also which part is the ass end? You came through from El Paso or something?
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Coming from McAllen. El Paso would be the armpit end.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:36 PM   #72
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Signed my lease for a place in Hyde Park! Right on Avenue H behind Shipe Park, just where we wanted. Looks like I'll be there May 1st, but probably need to stay in a hotel for a few days while they get it ready. I'll also be there alone for the first few weeks, so if anyone wants to show me a couple bars I'd gladly buy a few rounds. Or just hang out in an empty house and play games.

To that end I'll need furniture. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #73
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Signed my lease for a place in Hyde Park! Right on Avenue H behind Shipe Park, just where we wanted. Looks like I'll be there May 1st, but probably need to stay in a hotel for a few days while they get it ready. I'll also be there alone for the first few weeks, so if anyone wants to show me a couple bars I'd gladly buy a few rounds. Or just hang out in an empty house and play games.

To that end I'll need furniture. Any suggestions?
I suggest a couch. Possibly a bed, if you wanna be fancy.
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I place a high priority on coffee tables, to be honest.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:04 PM   #75
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Just one big ottoman and nothing else. If you require something more, surround it wig full size mirrors.
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I suggest a couch. Possibly a bed, if you wanna be fancy.
He can get a futon and have both his bases covered.
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Only buy these.

FILL YOUR HOUSE WITH AWESOME!!

I wish I could get one, but I have a cat. And I've owned cats and beanbag chairs before. And it's just not enjoyable when they're slashed open/defiled by felines.

EDIT: Oh, that reminds me. I have to buy a futon for my spare bedroom after I move in August. Thanks, Xerxes!

(Well, my parents said they'd get to stay with me if since I'd have the spare room. So I decide what they sleep on! AHhaahahaahaha-- Yeah, I'll probably have to sleep on it while they steal my bed. Damn. Stupid full-thought process).


Edit 2: Oh, and the reason I'm not providing good places to get furniture is because I have no idea where to go except for the IKEA outside of town.
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FILL YOUR HOUSE WITH AWESOME!!

I wish I could get one, but I have a cat. And I've owned cats and beanbag chairs before. And it's just not enjoyable when they're slashed open/defiled by felines.

EDIT: Oh, that reminds me. I have to buy a futon for my spare bedroom after I move in August. Thanks, Xerxes!

(Well, my parents said they'd get to stay with me if since I'd have the spare room. So I decide what they sleep on! AHhaahahaahaha-- Yeah, I'll probably have to sleep on it while they steal my bed. Damn. Stupid full-thought process).


Edit 2: Oh, and the reason I'm not providing good places to get furniture is because I have no idea where to go except for the IKEA outside of town.
Ha I just remembered I was planning on buying one of those (or a Love Sac) when I moved here. I should probably do that. I was thinking of getting a chair anyway, and the leather recliner I fell in love with would be an even worse idea to keep around cats.
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We have our furniture from BigLots. It is pretty good quality and really cheap too.
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