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Fort Worth Zoo... good times when I was a kid... It's been forever since I've been there. 

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From a Texan and perhaps too avid fan of barbecue, I don't take any offense to your comment.  I haven't ever had any really good barbecue in Dallas.  Most of the more popular locations in Fort Worth are pretty underwhelming as well.  There are however a few hole-in-the-wall places around Fort Worth (and other areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) that are very good.  

In my opinion though, the best barbecue places in Texas are nowhere near the big cities with one notable exception.  If you ever have the opportunity, get to Franklin's in Austin.  There's almost always a ridiculously long wait, but if you know you'll be in Austin in advance, you can set up a takeaway order.  Get a whole brisket and share it (or don't).

If you have some suggestions for the DFW area, I would love to hear them!! I'm sure I will be going again in a few weeks. Unfortunately, where I go is all the way up in Richardson, but I'm willing to drive as far as I need to go to get the good stuff!!!
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If you have some suggestions for the DFW area, I would love to hear them!! I'm sure I will be going again in a few weeks. Unfortunately, where I go is all the way up in Richardson, but I'm willing to drive as far as I need to go to get the good stuff!!!

 

There's a place called Uncle Willie's in Fort Worth is pretty good.  I find it best for a late lunch so that everything has a little more time in the smoker. 

 

I've also heard good things about Pecan Lodge in Dallas, but I haven't tried it yet myself.  It's part of a farmer's market south of downtown.

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Oh yeah - I also read about Pecan Lodge. Maybe I can try Uncle Willies on the day I land at DFW. I usually land in the afternoon and I could drive directly there before heading to Richardson. It looks like it is about 45 miles from Uncle Willie's to Richardson - no problem! Thanks!
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a_rec, it helps to know that Sweet Tea - while ubiquitous in the South - is generally something that is foreign elsewhere in the States.  In fact, there are many parts of the South where if you ask for Iced Tea, they assume you mean Sweet Tea and promptly serve it to you.  

 

LOL, love that you geeked out a little bit over the American food.  While we have the same dishes all the time - and still enjoy them - having a rare look at someone's first experience was delightful!  Should you ever decide to come visit the States, you must tell us ahead of time.  I'm sure one of us will be in the rough vicinity of your visit and could play host.  Just out of curiosity, what's in the Ultimate Platter?  Actually wait a tick, Ima see if I can find a menu...

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Hmm, no [Collard/Turnip/Mustard] Greens?  blink.gif  Should you feel adventurous, maybe you could call ahead next time and ask them if they can fulfill a special order for you that includes Greens and Burnt Ends?  I don't think you'll be disappointed by those.

 

BTW, speaking of BBQ, does anyone else out there like burnt ends?

 

We have Lipton ice tea which is sweet in bottles? Is that similar? I myself like a long island ice tea.

 

I will surely alert you all if I am going to the states :3

 

I'm not sure that the restaurant we went to is actually run by Americans.

 

Also this conversation is kind of killing me because it's a fasting day for me haha.

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Pineapples substitutes for meat very well :D

 

 

 

 

You have clearly lost whatever mind you once had! 

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Did you get your bronze M50 yet? How about the secret password for the Supremus lounge?

~3000 (double supremus), you can get platinum plated M50s with leather pads made from baptized sheep and Dr. Dre's signature.

Ha, it's funny that you're perpetuating the secret password myth when in actuality we just need a cookie file that you can obtain by SSHing into Uncle Erik's home machine.

 

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You have clearly lost whatever mind you once had! 

I'm pretty sure it never existed. Think they used some sort of filling.

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~3000 (double supremus), you can get platinum plated M50s with leather pads made from baptized sheep and Dr. Dre's signature.

Ha, it's funny that you're perpetuating the secret password myth when in actuality we just need a cookie file that you can obtain by SSHing into Uncle Erik's home machine.

 

My bronze M50s were lost in shipping :( hopefully I will get to 3000 soon tongue.gif

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Well, this is probably some kind of horrible transgression then, because the platter I had featured ribs, pulled pork AND brisket lol.

Combo platters are pretty common hereabouts. Although my partner and I have formulated a rule of thumb: If they do pulled pork well, their brisket and ribs won't be as good. If they have a good brisket or ribs, their pulled pork won't be as good. (I know a place that is an exception to this rule, so it's not inviolable.)

Every BBQ place I've been to (urp) has at least two of those three meats on the menu, plus chicken that's been either BBQ'd or fried. The regional specialty is always what you should start with, though -- see if the joint you're at will meet local standards before you venture forth.
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We have Lipton ice tea which is sweet in bottles? Is that similar? I myself like a long island ice tea.

Bottled Lipton iced tea in the States has a chemical aftertaste. I don't know how the Australian version compares. On the other hand, run of the mill Lipton bagged tea can be used to make a perfectly decent iced tea; exotic or high-quality varieties don't really improve iced tea, although they're better for hot tea.

I usually order my tea half-sweet, since a regular tea is tooth-crushingly sugary.

...and can I remark here how weird "peanut butter milkshake" sounds?
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Combo platters are pretty common hereabouts. Although my partner and I have formulated a rule of thumb: If they do pulled pork well, their brisket and ribs won't be as good. If they have a good brisket or ribs, their pulled pork won't be as good. (I know a place that is an exception to this rule, so it's not inviolable.)

Every BBQ place I've been to (urp) has at least two of those three meats on the menu, plus chicken that's been either BBQ'd or fried. The regional specialty is always what you should start with, though -- see if the joint you're at will meet local standards before you venture forth.
Bottled Lipton iced tea in the States has a chemical aftertaste. I don't know how the Australian version compares. On the other hand, run of the mill Lipton bagged tea can be used to make a perfectly decent iced tea; exotic or high-quality varieties don't really improve iced tea, although they're better for hot tea.

I usually order my tea half-sweet, since a regular tea is tooth-crushingly sugary.

...and can I remark here how weird "peanut butter milkshake" sounds?

 

Some of the stuff on the platter was definitely better than the other stuff, but I can't actually remember what oddly. It did also have chicken which was wonderful.

 

I love peanut butter!

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I'm really starting to "click" w/ the MH335DW, having listening to it every morning since receiving it. As I predicted it's a slow burner akin to the SR-007mk1; it's not something that immediately bowls one over in most instances but rather gets under one's skin over a span of time. Especially transitioning to another monitor, the prowess of the MH335DW becomes more immediately apparent.

 

Curiously, I'm just not hearing the copious bass quantity a few folks have reported. The bass is definitely powerful, but it's well controlled and not overwhelming. It's not an overly bassy sound to my ears. Obviously different folks have different tolerances for this stuff, so I'm speaking in a relative sense (compared to the TG! 334 for example) about the default cable (FWIW).

 

A few other MH335DW owners seem to hear them this way as well, FWIW.

 


 

My JH-3A / JH16Pro Freq-Phase should be arriving in a day or two. I'm expecting it to be less subtle than the MH335DW lol.

 


 

Some info on the Pandora line:

 

http://kinocomaitake.blog135.fc2.com/blog-entry-1043.html

 

Prices seem to range from 30,000 JPY to 60,000+ JPY so far. No word on the Pandora X yet, apparently.

 

Blurry photograph of photographs ahoy!

 

 

They've misprinted it "PANDRA?" Unless they cleverly worked the "O" in somehow. Looks like they're going with a design similar to the Muramasa rather than the non-working concept on display in Hong Kong. I actually really liked the look for that concept, though mercifully these at least have headband padding.

 


 

As I mentioned before, the Abyss was on display at the NY Audio Show along with the Cavalli Liquid Gold. Predictably the impressions are much more positive this time around. Given how difficult a load the Abyss is, the rigs JPS used before weren't really up to snuff. Obviously whether they're "$5,500 good" is another matter entirely; for most folks I think the answer will be a resounding no, but then I've said my piece regarding value in this hobby numerous times before, so some of you may know where I stand on that sort of thing.

 

It also remains to be seen---er, heard---just how much of that "goodness" is the result of the LAu being a beast of an amp.

 

In any case, a friend of mine got to listen to both an SR-009 rig and an Abyss rig in the same short span of time (both of which used TOTL amps and the same highly regarded DAC) and ended up preferring the Abyss to the SR-009. In fact the Abyss rig just blew him away to the point of his saying he had never heard a headphone rig quite so impressive before.

 

Not to be a Hypey Hype-Hype von Hyperson or anything. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Really, it's why I'm so anxious to hear these damn things and why I've been putting up with some of the BS that resulted from my attempts to make that anxious desire a reality.

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- Bachelor's Beat Club

*Immature snicker*
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Thanks to everyone who suggested names for the club lol. I think we might just got with the 'Audio Club' since it's relatively innocuous and easily identifiable.

 

How bland and insipid can you get....!!!

We need something that will grab you by the adam's apple and force you to acknowledge it's existence with your remaining meagre suppl of O2 just before you succumb to asphyxiation.

 

UniSydHeadFi Auxiliary Anrtipodean Chapter Of Sonic And Cultural Excellence.                 Soundwaves for short.

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How bland and insipid can you get....!!!

We need something that will grab you by the adam's apple and force you to acknowledge it's existence with your remaining meagre suppl of O2 just before you succumb to asphyxiation.

 

UniSydHeadFi Auxiliary Anrtipodean Chapter Of Sonic And Cultural Excellence.                 Soundwaves for short.


Here here, I second that name suggestion. I also suggest you use the fella below as your mascot

 


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I just went to the window and took a look outside....we're in the middle of a snowstorm.

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Marvellous...

A-rec, are you taking notes..?

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