November 18, 2009

How to Die Happily on S. Lamar on a Full Stomach After Lunch

Well, first, you need to drive to S. Lamar circa lunchtime... and hit up Lulu B's first.

It has been a while since I've revisited Lulu B's ... and thanks to Dishola's 10% off twitter deal that day, I decided I had no excuse. I don't know why I don't come here more often. I get really excited whenever I tell anyone about it or hear someone talk about it. I think it's the best banh mi in a reachable distance if you're a student or you live in central/downtown Austin. Plus, who doesn't love a foodstand?! It's like we love sitting outside of a foodstand on a cold, windy day with napkins flying everywhere ... why? Maybe it makes us think we're tougher...? Yes, that is precisely why I go to foodstands (not).

Lulu B's looking it's finest with a true Austinite and his road bike perched outside the window. Aww.

Unfortunately it took too long for these babies to come out, but once they did... they were devoured. Freshly made summer rolls with excellent spicy peanut sauce.

Chinese barbecue pork banh mi. This picture just brings about such warm, happy feelings. This sandwich is maybe the best thing ever? I'm pretty sure I'd be satisfied with a good plenty of things once I smother it in sriracha, but I mean ... the toasted bun, all of the crunchy veggies, the bbq pork ... and sriracha ... AHHHH, i die... but not yet.

Why can't you be open 24 hours? That's my only suggestion.

Guess where we went next. Can you believe that there was any room left in our stomachs?! We went to none other than buzzworthy Gourdough's. Gour[met] Dough[nuts]. After splitting huge summer rolls and eating an entire banh mi. My picture only showed you half.

Part of their extensive gourmet menu. We decided to get something that was easily splittable, so we settled on the ODB pictured below:

Think funnel cake 7.0. Like, someone made a funnel cake and improved it 7 times and finally, it became the ODB. This genius plate-like setting of doughnut holes filled with cream, covered in icing, and then topped with coconut. Yeah you think you're dead... because this seems a lot like heaven, doesn't it? Ahhh...

But anyway, to really die, you need to come to the realization that you've eaten an amazingly cheap and tasty lunch at 2 awesome S. Lamar food stands. You're at 95% risk now of having a heartattack... so you might as well go stand in the middle of the road... because there will be Lulu B's and Gourdough's in heaven... I hope.

Lulu B's
2101 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 921-4828

Tue-Fri. 11:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 11:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

1219 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

Mon-Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m (woohoo!)




  1. Oh My G(ourdough's). That funnel doughnut monstrosity is insane. I want it.

    And I definitely need to give Lulu B's another try! It's just that I always go north when I'm thinking banh mi. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. It is HUGEEE. And I just now realized I think they named it after Ol' Dirty Bastard from the Wu Tang Clan ... or maybe I'm just making assumptions. But that makes it even cooler.