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25 Great Dishes: Hanger steak Benedict from Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

In the spirit of dishing, Forklore shares his 25 favorite dishes in the Austin360 Dining Guide.   

Monday November 2, 2009

The Austin360 Dining Guide will hit the Web and the paper on Friday, Nov. 6. Here’s a preview from the 25 Great Dishes section of the guide, gleaned from more than 175 places I’ve visited in my first year as the American-Statesman’s restaurant critic.

The tightly packed and slightly unwieldy Sunday brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is a grand tour of Lamberts’ Southern accents: deviled eggs topped with caviar, Cheddar-poblano grits, maple and coriander-crusted barbecued ribs and brown-sugar brisket.

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Cold Smoked Rainbow Trout at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Maybe it was the lack of gorgonzola (ewww), but this dish just lacked flavor other than smoke. If you love smoked trout, you'll probably like it. If you don't, then try another fish. more…   [1 review]

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Cold Smoked Bandera Quail "Lizzies" at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

I generally love quail--the flavor, the presentation, everything. This was the first time I've ever ordered quail and have been disappointed. The menu made it sound wonderful (cold smoked quail with jalapeno more…   [1 review]

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Beef Short Ribs at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Meltingly tender and smoky, with avocado and serrano salsa verde. more…   [1 review]

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Brioche French Toast at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

This is the absolute best way to experience French toast. Brioche is quite possibly the best bread selection for this dish, next to using cake. They soak the brioche in a creamy egg and cinnamon mixture, more…   [1 review]

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Frito Pie at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Frito Pie at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Lamberts' Frito Pie is ridiculously good. Simply clicking on the above photo will make you hungry. :) The pie base is made up of Fritos, many of which have been drizzled in cheese or soaked in the more…   [1 review]

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Crispy Wild Boar Ribs at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Crispy Wild Boar Ribs at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

These little ribs are just spectacular. The sauce is spicy but still lets the flavor of the boar come through. The dish name is right on: the meat is crispy on the outside but still tender once you take more…   [2 reviews]

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Two Meat Plate at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by bighousepink
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Two Meat Plate at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

On this plate I ordered brisket and ribs from a list that included a variety of meats. You also get the choice of two sides, which I elected to make the super tasty macaroni and cheese (for both of them). more…   [1 review]

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Smoked Paprika and Herbed Waffle Fries at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

I feel a little silly reviewing this little side order item, but it's actually the reason i always wanna go back to Lambert's. They're not JUST waffle fries though, they're perfectly CRISP waffle fries more…   [1 review]

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Achiote Seared Chickpeas and Goat Cheese at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by poco-cocoa
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Achiote Seared Chickpeas and Goat Cheese at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

This appetizer features chickpeas, but its a far cry from your basic hummus. The goat cheese and spinach are a great addition. more…   [6 reviews]

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Homemade Oreo, Snickerdoodle, and Panna Cotta at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Homemade Oreo, Snickerdoodle, and Panna Cotta at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

This dessert brings "milk 'n cookies" to a whole new level. First, you'd never know that an Oreo could taste so good. It is softer and chewier than the store bought-kind, and the cream tastes...well, more…   [1 review]

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Fried Green Tomatoes at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Fried Green Tomatoes at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

When a chef owns up to a favorite dish on his or her menu, you know it's worth a try. Rumor has it that one of the current chef picks at Lambert's is the fried green tomato appetizer. After sampling a more…   [1 review]

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Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by embyorg
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Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

When this came out, I was stoked. The presentation was great, down to the little onion-crafted jalapeño pedestal. I love the bbq sauces that come in the apothecary-style bottles. My first few bites of more…   [1 review]

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Brown Sugar & Coffee Rubbed Brisket at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Interesting take on a Texas classic. The brisket was solid, not epic. It was moist and flavorful without sauce (although you could use one of the three sauces they bring to the table: regular, hot, or more…   [1 review]

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Hot Sauces at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by elmundodemando
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Hot Sauces at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Oh Lambert's, you're no Cholula but you had me at the medley of hot sauces. I like a place that has a variety of spice. Lambert's hot sauces kicked in one by one. The House was good for the spicy BBQ more…   [1 review]

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Spicy Deviled Eggs at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by poco-cocoa
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Spicy Deviled Eggs at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Holy moly... now usually, deviled eggs are deviled eggs are deviled eggs. But these babies are amazing. The filling is perfectly seasoned and creamy, sprinkled with smoked paprika and American caviar. more…   [1 review]

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San Angelo Lamb Chops at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

If I could rate this dish based on the habanero- mint pepper jelly, it would be an 11. The tomato was nothing special and the lamb was very good (not the best ever, but well-cooked and substantial), but more…   [1 review]

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Natural Pulled Pork at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by silentmeow
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Natural Pulled Pork at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

This dish is nothing special when you compare it to other BBQ places (Salt Lick, Rudy's, Ruby's, Iron Works, etc.). It's good, but it's not worth the $12 price tag or the wait if you haven't made dinner more…   [1 review]

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Brioche Bread Pudding at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Brioche Bread Pudding at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

The best bread pudding I've had in Austin! more…   [2 reviews]

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Raspberry Mule at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Raspberry Mule at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

The Raspberry Mule. It is all about elegance and sophistication. Like something Jay Gatsby would serve at his summer mansion on Long Island. In fact, I've decided: this is my new favorite summer drink. The more…   [1 review]

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Roasted Candy Cane Beets at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Roasted Candy Cane Beets at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

i'm sorry, but i have to disagree with the dishola rating here. i DID like the dish (and i DO like beets), but the entire dish didn't mesh well for me. The beets were good, but they were cut a bit too more…   [2 reviews]

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Niman Ranch pork chop at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

The Niman Ranch pork chop was awesome! Cooked perfectly and with the side dish of cauliflower au-gratin it was one of the best meals I've ever had. Yum! more…   [1 review]

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Roasted Green Chile Queso at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Here in the land where queso is ubiquitous (and mostly forgettable), the rich, flavorful version at Lambert's stands out. The molten, creamy mixture is thick with white cheeses and a generous amount of more…   [1 review]

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Fried Blackberry Pie at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

Seriously? You can serve fried pie at a restaurant? The answer is a absolutley. The pie is served super hot with a lemon ice cream. The crust is buttery and flaky and the filling is just sweet enough. more…   [1 review]

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Green Chile Queso at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue, photo by laura
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Green Chile Queso at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

It's my second favorite queso in Austin (second only to Fonda San Miguel's queso Oaxaca style). The flavors of green chiles, garlic, and cilantro pervade this queso, giving it a complexity that most other more…   [1 review]

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Hamburger and Herbed Waffle Fries at Lambert's Downtown Barbecue

401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701
(512) 494-1500

As many dishes @ Lamberts, the presentation alone is delicious, but after you sink your teeth in you are equally happy! These burgers are full of flavor and worth ordering if you haven't already! more…   [2 reviews]

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