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AUSTIN: Thursday Austin Lunch M&G - 11:00 (Billy's on Burnet)

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Someone posted that it was eight years, well shoot, better fix the lead in post!
8 1/2!
2018
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our first one had 3 people show up, it just took off from there, Billy's has been a great venue and the food has been good. I , unfortunately, have been absent this past year due to the current work schedule.

Any interest in a weekly lunch M&G in North Austin? Thursday as it not Friday, a typical busy day prone to inattentive cagers running pay day errands.



The burgers here are not to bad. Corner of Burnet Rd and Hancock.

Time? 11:00 ish to 1:00 ish?
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch

Any interest in a weekly lunch M&G in North Austin? Thursday as it not Friday, a typical busy day prone to inattentive cagers running pay day errands.

The burgers here are not to bad. Corner of Burnet Rd and Hancock.

Time? 11:30 ish to 1:00 ish?
Is that Billy's? :eat: (work blocks street view for some reason...)

Don't know if I could make it tomorrow, but I could plan for it in the future...

trey
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch

That sounds good. What time?

When you said North Austin, I was thinking Wells Branch or something. This place looks to be Old North Austin. ;-)
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch

Why yes it is Billy's on Burnet and it is in Old North Austin.
Outdoor seating.
There are several other choices, Taco Cabana, has outdoor sitting but they don't have the atmosphere Billys does.

I would think outdoor seating and good food would be the two primary criteria, location 3rd. Seeing hows nothing is set in internet stone, other ideas?
I can't make evening M&G as I work and I live out on the fringe. Besides here I don't get a lot of motorcyclist interaction and socializing.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Not sure where DaveC is, but I'll be at Billys at 11:30 tomorrow. Hope to see some others there too. :eat:
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

I'm new to the group. I met Dave (I think) at Billy's yesterday and he told me about it. I am taking my bike to a shop today to get new hard saddlebags put on in time for the long weekend, so I won't be able to make it to Billy's today. Otherwise, I would definitely be there.

I hope this becomes a regular thing, and I can meet everyone another time.

Kirby
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

I'm new to the group. I met Dave (I think) at Billy's yesterday and he told me about it. I am taking my bike to a shop today to get new hard saddlebags put on in time for the long weekend, so I won't be able to make it to Billy's today. Otherwise, I would definitely be there.

I hope this becomes a regular thing, and I can meet everyone another time.

Kirby
Welcome to the group! .....and you can always drive the cage to meet us to. It's OK. Really. ;-)
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

im taking off work from 2 today, i cant escape for lunch at 11:30 AND then leave at 2...next time!
Why not?


Well the first M&G was had and four of us showed up, that makes it successful!

Kirby, good to see you signed on.

Bikes, trips and the fabulous weather were this weeks subjects, that and some tecn-o-geek stuff ;-) We all just acquired flip phones in the last year.:lol2:

Hope to see ya'll Thursday.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Yes, a pleasure to meet everyone. Good food, great company and primo weather made for one fine lunch.

I've got next Thur. penciled in. :eat:

CBAT- Glad to hear the goods made it. I'm thinking hard on this one......
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

OK, who is in for tomorrow (Thurs 05/28) lunch at Billy's Burgers?

I'll be there about 11:30 and maybe RTL (Randy) will be there as well up from the Valley.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Little late posting. Been bit busy last few days. I had a good time as well and it was a nice little turnout.

Now...where to next Thurs at 11:30?

Mic
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Come on Dave. You're selling us out to the corporations:doh:
We should keep it local.

Of course, I say that without any alternatives at the moment:giveup:

In the end, as long as their are bike and TWTers, I'm in!

Mic
 

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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Hmmm.... as this is your thread I'd say you get to choose where. Kurt's got some good places mentioned but I also like Mic's train of thought keeping it local.

I'm open....
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

I should be able to make this. There are alternatives aplenty, across from
Billy's is austin's wok and roll, home of the $5 lunch with drink included.

El mercado generally has quick service, trudy's has one of the best buffets
in town, EZ's acroos from central market. The hula hut on lake austin
allows a quick escape to the hill country. An advrider\probable twtex member
owns the upper crust bakery/sandwich shop @ 45th and burnet. Top Notch
and Threadgills are locally owned. For those who like spicy food, korea house has some excellent lunch specials.

hth!
 

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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

It's TUESDAY. We need a decision if we're going to move or stay at Billys.

Curious..... was someone not pleased with that place thus the change request?


Food?
Parking?
Service?
Location?

.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Billy's: I liked the patio seating. Parking could be an issue as we get more attendees. I didn't eat last time but the food looked good. Location is a bit off the beaten path with poor access the major thoroughfares; Mopac, 183, 71, etc. Access isn't an issue unless you are trying to fit into a lunch break. Having said all that, it doesn't matter to me. ;-)
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Due to a VERY slow work week, I should be able to attend this one. Anywhere is OK, but I'm not a big fan of Taco Cabana.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Put me down as a maybe. Will try and get away from the office, as I'm only a few miles away from Billy's.

Also open to other local places to eat. Places where you pay at the counter would be ideal, don't have to worry about splitting checks, etc.

There's also Hangtown Grill at the HEB shopping center on Burnet Rd/Koenig.
 
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Re: Thursday North Austin Lunch M&G

Top Notch on Burnet, Mighty Fine Burgers? Sam's BBQ? Hoover's on 183?

I have eaten at Top Notch only.
Top Notch
has no seating and as a rule is busy most days. Seating for biker scum that is, parking is spotty if your not way early.
Mighty Fine, have not been to this one. Outdoor seating, mutual bike admiration is part of a M&G :mrgreen: They make a good burger that is I have been told.
Sams ?
Hoovers No outside seating! Well I can't determine if any exist.

Billy's on Burnet
it shall remain. We well have to develop a defensive parking strategy this time.;-)
Taco cabanawas local, now owned by a New York company! When did that happen?
 
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