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Mike says this board needs some spice. Let's talk food in Austin for a few minutes. Chime in, tell me your hidden gems or even the common joints that everyone knows about. Nothing is off limits. It's the offseason. So I made the trek to Austin a few weeks back. We had food at several places, some old names you'll recognize, a few new ones. Here is my list, good/bad/otherwise Kerby Lane: I remember this place being better back in the day. It was by no means awful, but it really wasn't memorable either. Went there for a late supper, had chicken fried chicken. It was just, well, average. Fixe: in a word, phenomenal. The food, the atmosphere, the service, all top notch. Would go again. Lucy's on S. Congress: Cool vibe, food was awful. Service not much better. Fried chicken joint with solid ratings. The food was all fried and tasted like they hadn't changed the oil in their fryer in months. The veggies were overcooked. The sides were awful. Will not return. Sandy's: Stopped in for a malt, and it was the same as it ever was. Decent burger joint malt. Prohibition Creamery: Ice cream joint/bar on E. 7th. Bourbon ice cream Bourbon milkshake-nuff said. Fantastic. Wife had red velvet ice cream and is still raving about it. Cool joint for an evening nightcap/dessert. Nightcap: W. 6th. Stopped into this converted home for a drink and some evening appetizers. Everything was well-prepared. Service was great. Will return. Matt's El Rancho: Classic place, food same as I'd remembered it. Just a cool place to sit out on the patio and relax with a margarita and a bowl of Bob Armstrong queso. Yep, never change. Blacksheep Lodge: S. Lamar. We had a HS Happy Hour here back in football season. They do a nice job with bar food, drinks are spot on and it's an out-of-the-way pub with good grub. So go, tell me your go-to spots.