Food & Drink in Austin

$7.98 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Bananas at Bananarchy ($15 Total Value)

Bananarchy

Bananarchy

$5 $2.66

Frozen, Turbana bananas are covered in chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla or vegan chocolate and coated in 11 toppings like granola or toffee

Mongolian Cuisine and Sushi at Kublai Khan (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Kublai Khan

Parmer Center

$20 $12

Restaurant revives ancient traditions with stir-fry creations cooked atop a mongolian grill, along with roti and noodles

Ethiopian Food at Habesha Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Habesha Restaurant & Bar

Windsor Park

$30 $16

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Traditional Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes served with injera, a type of flatbread used to scoop up bites of food

Cheese, Fruit, and Dessert Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at House Wine (Up to 53% Off)

House Wine

Zilker

$90 $47

(256)

Manchego cheese aged for three months in Spain joins a platter of dutch gouda, organic dark chocolate, fruit preserves, and desserts

$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Mini Donuts at Little Lucy's ($18 Total Value)

Little Lucy's

Rainey Street

$6 $3.33

Food-truck patrons can nosh on mini donuts dusted in cinnamon sugar

Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off)

Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt

Five Oaks Park North

$10 $5

Machines pump out rotating flavors of low-fat and nonfat yogurt; top off your creation with fruit, nuts, candies, and baked goods

Caviar Tasting Menu or $17 for $30 Worth of Russian Cuisine at Russian House

Russian House

Downtown

$30 $17

(137)

Classic Russian dishes, including beef stroganoff and stuffed cabbage; caviar tasting menu with red caviar and premium sturgeon black caviar

Breakfast or Lunch Food at Freddie's Place (Up to 45% Off)

Freddie's Place

Bouldin

$20 $11

Relax outdoors beneath a grove of oak trees or inside near a fireplace while filling up on pancakes and frittatas or burgers and sandwiches

$13 for $24 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Austin Pizza Garden

Austin Pizza Garden

East Oak Hill

$24 $13

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Chefs create classic and unique pizzas from award-winning recipes and other Italian specialties from stromboli to eggplant-parm sandwiches

Cajun Cuisine at Cypress Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Cypress Grill

East Oak Hill

$20 $11

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Jambalaya and fried catfish served on shaded patio amid live Cajun and jazz music at restaurant voted one of Austin’s best

Gourmet Popcorn at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations (Up to 53% Off)

Cornucopia Popcorn Creations

Hancock

$15 $7

Bags, tins, and samples of popcorn in flavors such as cinnamon toast, birthday cake, and texas chili at new Red River Street location

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Taj Palace Indian Restaurant & Bar

Highland

$20 $12

(119)

Owners who trained to cook and host in New Dehli bring diners Northern Indian recipes, such as tandoor-roasted lamb and Indian rice pudding

$11 for $20 Worth of Persian Dinner Cuisine at Alborz Persian Cuisine

Alborz Persian Cuisine

North Shoal Creek

$20 $11

Kitchen staff crafts traditional platefuls of meaty kebabs, house stews, and vegetarian dishes

Cajun Pizza for Takeout or Dining In at Cajun Pizza Place (Up to 50% Off)

Cajun Pizza Place

Cajun Pizza Place

$20 $10

Thin-crust pizzas customized with a range of toppings, paired with Cajun favorites such as spicy Louisiana sausages and muffulettas

Thai Food at Thai Passion (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Thai Passion

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Artfully crafted, traditional Thai cuisine served in a dining room bedecked with the chef-owner’s original carved artwork

$10 for $20 Worth of Indian Food at Royal India

Royal India

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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A tandoor oven roasts chicken and ground lamb; eight types of curry season meats; vegetarian options feature housemade cheese

$10 for $20 Worth of Traditional and Austin-Inspired Sushi at Roll On Sushi Diner

Roll On Sushi Diner

Brentwood/Allendale/Burnet Rd

$20 $10

A variety of flavor-studded sushi bites, including traditional and Austin-inspired maki rolls; new booths and tables for larger parties

Contemporary American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Eleven Plates (Up to 45% Off)

Eleven Plates

Davenport Village

$20 $12

(110)

Large plates such as diver scallops with grilled corn and chorizo or cold-smoked pork steak join small plates such as wild boar wings

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant

Austin

$20 $11

(93)

Northern Indian specialties, including tandoori meats and seafood, curries, and biryani

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

American Cuisine at Zack's American Bistro (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Zack's American Bistro

Steiner Ranch

$20 $11

(75)

Upscale American food like crab cakes, Cajun-seasoned burgers with blue cheese, shrimp fra diavolo, and white pizza, made from scratch daily

Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine at Mekong River Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mekong River Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $12

Vietnamese and Thai specialties abound, including pho, noodle soup, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi stuffed with shrimp, pork, or tofu

Thai and Southeast Asian Food at Satay Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Satay Restaurant

North Shoal Creek

$30 $18

MSG-free Thai and Asian dishes such as pad thai, satay, and duck curry from the kitchen of a chef who sells her sauces nationwide

50% Off All Coffee and Tea Drinks at Café Crème

Café Crème

Austin

$4 $2

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Baristas whip up steaming cups white chocolate mocha, lattes, and frozen specialties such as caramel frappé, while customers enjoy free wifi

$6 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food or Enchiladas for 2 at Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Jalisco's Restaurant & Bar

Sweetbriar

$12 $6

(92)

Orange-tinged walls and live music evoke a pastoral cantina as diners feast on dishes such as beef enchiladas, chicken mole, and carne asada

$12 for $24 Worth of Mexican Cuisine from Hot Box Diner

The Hot Box Diner

Austin

$8 $4

The permanently-stationed food truck's team serves up tacos with a side of fried plantains, custom rice bowls, and other Mexican classics

Fro-Yo with One Chocolate Square or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Froyoyo (Up to 45% Off)

Froyoyo

West Lake Hills

$12.50 $7

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Create your own self-serve frozen yogurt, with an optional pairing of a tasting square of the shop's bean-to-bar artisan chocolate

One-Dozen Cupcakes or $11 for $20 Toward Dessert Treats at Sweet (Up to 51% Off)

Sweet

Lakeway/Austin Area

$20 $11

Cupcakes, cake pops, and cookies made with flavors such as red velvet and italian cream from a boutique bakery

$15 for 5-Punch Card, Each Punch Good for $5 Worth of Food/Drink Items at The Juice Bar ($25 Value)

The Juice Bar

South Manchaca

$25 $15

All-natural smoothies and juice blended with fresh fruits are free of added sugars and syrup; eaters can also select from food options

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Buffet and Drinks at Indian Palace ($20 Value)

Indian Palace

Northwest Hills - Far West

$10 $5

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Fresh dinner and lunch buffets lead culinary journeys through northern India with dishes tossed in rich curry or smoked in a tandoor oven

$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Pub Food at RC Fowlers

RC Fowlers

Northwest Austin

$20 $10

Family-friendly sports bar features wings with more than 25 sauces such at atomic buffalo, as well as burgers, pizzas, and salads

Southwestern Cuisine at Chisos Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Chisos Grill

Hill Country Galleria

$20 $11

Southwest-inspired cuisine includes steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, and a menu 80% naturally gluten free

Deli Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks at G's Dynamite Deli (50% Off). Two Options Available.

G’s Dynamite Deli

Bouldin

$30 $15

Made using only the freshest ingredients deli sandwiches made on a panini press or with soft bread are served with your choice of side

Southern Cuisine at New Awlins Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

New Awlins Cafe

High Vista

$20 $11

Authentic Cajun food & Southern pies, including savory ones stuffed with crawfish or crab meat and dessert options with pecans or fruit

One or Two Dozen Fried Pies at Bob and Deb's Fried Pies (Up to 50% Off)

Bob and Deb's Fried Pies

North Austin

$48 $26

Family run shop bakes fried pies stuffed with fillings such as apricot, chocolate macadamia, and crab cake

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizzeria Food at Salvation Pizza (50% Off)

Salvation Pizza

West University

$10 $5

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Chefs churn out New Haven pizzas topped with unique ingredients, such as asparagus, shrimp, and feta cheese

Cafe Meal for Two with Drinks, Cheese, and Dessert, or Espresso and Café Cuisine at Lavazza Espression (50% Off)

Lavazza Espression

Downtown

$5 $2.50

(15)

Espresso, gelato, ciabatta-bread sandwiches, & torta salata served alongside dessert coffee innovations; meals of cheese, desserts, & coffee

$10 for $20 Worth of Thai Fare at Thai Cuisine

Thai Cuisine

Austin

$20 $10

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Spring rolls, sesame beef, hot basil fried rice & pad see we adorn colorful tables inside eatery with free WiFi

Barbecue for Two or Four at Bone Daddy's (Up to 45% Off)

Bone Daddy's

Northwest Austin

$20 $12

Barbecue joint offers food such as smoked chicken wings, beer can chicken, spare ribs, chicken fried steak, and hickory smoked meats

Café Meal for Two or $5 for $8 Worth of Coffee and Café Food with Expiration Protection at It's a Grind Coffee House

It's a Grind Coffee House

Northwest Austin

$8 $5

Baristas handcraft espresso-based beverages, healthy smoothies, and a range of loose leaf teas

Southern Comfort Food at TenOak (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

TenOak

Downtown

$20 $11

Crispy chicken and waffles, pulled-pork sliders, and small-batch bourbon served amid polished wood tables and sturdy metal chandeliers

$7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Juan in a Million

Juan in a Million

Austin

$12 $7

Owner Juan greets customers with a smile as they order huge breakfast tacos, sizzling fajitas & migas before eating on covered outdoor patio

Pizza, Wings, and Salads at Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Pizza Fresh Italian Eatery

Austin

$10 $5.50

Cooks assemble ready-made pizzas and slices, as well as take-and-bake pies to prepare at home

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at El Sol y La Luna Restaurant (45% Off)

El Sol y La Luna Restaurant

Downtown

$20 $11

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Iconic Mexican restaurant serves traditional and modern takes on the classics; occasional live entertainment

Up to 28% Off Milk Shake — Smoothie King Austin; Valid Sunday, Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM

Smoothie King Austin

West University

$7 $5

Since 1989, smoothie savants have filled cups with freshly blended fruit concoctions, such as Organic Apple Acai & Blackberry Dream

$15 for $30 Worth of Chef Ian Kokkeler's Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Imperia

Imperia

Imperia Asian Kitchen + Sushi

$30 $15

(311)

Acclaimed sushi chef rolls creative seafood in colorful combinations to go with Asian salads, edamame, pad thai, and more

One or Two Flavored Hookahs with Snacks and Drinks at Ontario Hookah Lounge (Up to Half Off)

Ontario Hookah Lounge

Riverside

$25 $15

Guests sip sodas and munch on snacks as they puff water-cooled clouds of flavored tobacco smoke

Sandwiches and Salads at Blimpie (Up to 50% Off)

Blimpie

Austin

$10 $5

National sub shop fills bellies with sandwiches and wraps that feature freshly sliced meats and quality toppings

Brazilian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Rio's Brazilian Café (Up to 50% Off)

Rio's Brazilian Cafe

Govalle

$20 $11

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Vibrant eatery that's been featured on the Cooking Channel serves Brazilian cheese bread, stews, and vegetarian or gluten-free dishes

Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at Oishi Japanese Fusion (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Oishi Japanese Fusion

Dobie Mall, 1st Floor

$20 $12

Sushi rolls with prawn, spicy crab, mango sauce, and shrimp tempura alongside dishes of spicy chicken and teriyaki beef

Persian Dinner for Two, or Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Persian Cuisine at Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Shandeez Grill Restaurant

Northwest Austin

$47.25 $24

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Saffron-infused kebabs and stews accompany hookahs and live music

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Thai House ($20 Total Value) 

Thai House

North Burnet

$10 $5

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Popular dishes such as red curry and pad thai join unique house specialties such as whole fried fish and mussels in pancake batter

Full-Day Winery Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four with Meal from Texas Winos (Up to 62% Off)

Texas Winos

Downtown

$106 $44

Take a luxury chartered bus on a themed tour to three or more Hill Country vineyards, stopping for brunch, Italian food, or barbecue

Asian-Polynesian Fusion Food at Rockadive Austin (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockadive Austin

Native South Food Park (Next to Moontower Saloon)

$20 $10

Food truck blends Asian, Polynesian, Filipino, and Latin flavors into dishes such sweet pulled pork, fish tacos, Spam sandwiches, and lumpia

Eclectic, Locally-Sourced Cuisine at Crave

Crave

Austin

$30 $15

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Diverse menus offer diners a plethora of dining options, from tacos to sushi and weekend brunch; 20+ gluten-free options available

Italian Fare or Large Takeout Specialty Pizza at Roppolo's Pizza (Up to 52% Off)

Roppolo's Pizza

Downtown

$20 $11

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In honor of his Sicilian mother, Marc Hill serves up pastas & 6-pound, 22-inch pizzas at eatery with second-story Mediterranean patio.

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Trai Mai Thai ($24 Total Value)

Trai Mai Thai

Austin

$12 $6

Food trailer slings crab rangoon, pad thai, curries, and other Thai-style cuisine that “reeks of authenticity” according to Austin Monthly

$15 for $28 Worth of Tacos, Wraps, and More at Mighty Bird

Mighty Bird

Multiple Locations

$28 $15

Menu of chicken dishes, including whole rotisserie chickens, street-style chicken tacos made with fresh tortillas and sauces, and wraps

Mexican Food at Dos Batos for Two or Four (44% Off)

Dos Batos

Allandale

$18 $10

Nosh on Northern Mexican dishes featuring mesquite grilled Angus beef, chicken, or veggies, along with homemade tortillas and salsa

Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner at Los Reyes Mexican Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Los Reyes Mexican Gril - Anderson Mill

Northwest Austin

$15 $8

Traditional mexican cuisine melds with American and Tex-Mex specialties in such dishes as ranchero pork chops and jalapeño cheeseburgers

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

Fondue Meal with Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Northwest Austin

$60.55 $32

Couples dip entrees, such as filet mignon and ravioli, into smoldering fondue pots and signature dipping sauces

Light French Meal with Soup and Salad for Two or Four People at La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights (50% Off)

La Patisserie by Oven Fresh Delights

Pflugerville

$30 $15

Desserts finish meals of hearty soups and organic salads

American Food at The Cafe at Lake Bastrop Lodge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Cafe at Lake Bastrop Lodge

Bastrop

$20 $11

(12)

Café visitors dine on hearty dishes, such as frito pie and fried catfish with hush puppies, in a rustic lodge surrounded by pine forests

Adult Night with Water-Park Rides and Live Music for Two or Four at Shore Club Restaurant & Bar (Up to 52% Off)

Shore Club Restaurant & Bar

Northwest Travis

$30 $15

(27)

Club along Lake Travis offers special nights just for adults with water-park rides, live music, and a drink cozy

4-Course Meal with Beef, Cornish Game Hen, or Beef and Lobster for 2 at The Emerald Restaurant (Up to 61% Off)

The Emerald Restaurant

West Austin

$175.50 $69

(95)

Chateaubriand beef, cornish game hen, or chateaubriand beef and lobster tail served in a cottage setting with soup, salad, and dessert

Argentinean Dinner Cuisine at Buenos Aires Café (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Buenos Aires Café

Hills Country Galleria

$30 $18

(113)

Empanadas filled with spiced beef and raisins, housemade cinnamon-pumpkin gnocchi, and roasted pork tenderloin topped with chimichurri

Japanese Dinner Cuisine at Origami Japanese Cuisine (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Origami Japanese Cuisine

Market At Round Rock

$25 $13

Sushi chef with more than 25 years of experience showcases more than 40 rolls alongside classic Japanese comfort-food dishes

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Campo Azul Bar & Grill

Round Rock's Four Corners

$20 $11

Seasonal and local ingredients transformed into Molcajetes El Ranchero, Cielo, Mar y Tierra, Alambres, Baja Tacos, Enchiladas and more

Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Baja-Style Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Total Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Cedar Park

$14 $9

Menu at Fuzzy's Taco Shop includes fresh fish tacos and succulent pork-covered nachos paired with burritos and freshly prepared salsas

Vietnamese Food for Two, or Take-Out at Pho What! (Up to 45% Off)

Pho What!

Cedar Park

$20 $11

Pho noodle soups, bahn mi sandwiches, and other traditional Vietnamese dishes

Bakery Carryout or Dine-In Lunch at Baked 'n Sconed (Up to 50% Off)

Baked 'n Sconed

Hutto

$24 $12

(41)

Savory scones and sandwiches dotted with bacon and cheddar or maple sausage as well as sweet scones with peanut butter and white chocolate

Picnic in the Vines for Two or Four with, Snacks, and Wineglasses at Pilot Knob Vineyard (54% Off)

Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Diner Food at Huddle House ($20 Value)

Huddle House

Lockhart

$10 $5.50

Southern smothered biscuits topped with cheese and sausage gravy; Triple Huddle burgers with three beef patties each; country-fried steak

Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

$20 $11

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While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

Shaved Ice, Smoothies, or Frozen Yogurt at MamboFreeze (Up to Half Off). Three Options Available.

MamboFreeze

The Hitch Food Trailer Park

$5 $2.80

Shaved ice in more than 200 flavors, frozen yogurt showered in toppings, and smoothies such as orange creamsicle and strawberry basil

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican and American Cuisine at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina

San Marcos

$20 $12

(23)

Eatery dishes out Mexican and American food such as nachos, wings, chicken fried steak, quesadillas, burritos, and jalapeño avocado burgers

$11 for $21 Worth of Casual American Cuisine and Drinks at Cypress Creek Cafe

Cypress Creek Cafe

Wimberley

$21 $11

A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with local music

$14 for Two Burgers with Fries and One Appetizer at The Guadalupe Grillhouse ($23.45 Value)

The Guadalupe Grillhouse

Seguin

$23.45 $14

(5)

Enjoy appetizers such as nachos, paired with fries and freshly made burgers, with toppings such as American cheese and chili

Select Local Merchants

Cuisine Type: American Comfort Food

Established: 1953

Reservations: Not offered

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Top Chop't Steak

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: Pie makes everything better.

Q&A with Deborah Donovan, General Manager

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our famous Frisco burger is an Angus patty with american cheese, our sweet-and-tangy special relish, Frisco thousand-island dressing, and shredded lettuce on a toasted bun.

Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?

All of our to-go packaging is made of recyclable, reusable, or compostable materials. The restaurant recycles paper, glass, aluminum, and cooking oil. We are family owned and have been in business for over 60 years. We strive to leave a clean environment for many generations to come.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

We are a Texas diner. There is something for everyone. We have burgers, cut steaks, chicken-fried steaks, pork chops, and meatloaf. We serve grilled salmon, wahoo, and cod. We have daily lunch specials: smothered steak, chicken and dumplings, corned beef and cabbage, beef tips over rice, catfish, roast beef, and fried chicken. We make our own ice-box pies, and our coconut pie is award-winning. We bake fresh fruit pies every day.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Come on in and become part of the family.


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6801 Burnet Rd
Austin,
TX
US

In 1912, George Kamburis set sail from Patmos, Greece. Once in America, he made his way to Montgomery, Alabama, and began peddling ice cream from a cart. He eventually saved enough money to buy a fruit stand and then a caf??the Coffee Pot. Sadly, that eatery burned down, but with the help of his brother, George soon opened a new restaurant, the Normandy Caf?. Today, George?s grandchildren have recreated his vision, this time giving the restaurant a contemporary name and contemporary cuisine: Satellite Bistro & Bar.

Although the bistro?s menu pays homage to the Kamburis family's Greek roots with Mediterranean dishes such as steak gyros and flaming saganaki cheese, its chefs draw inspiration from around the globe. Entrees of oven-roasted chicken, seared diver scallops, and bone-in french-cut pork chops are glazed in sauces ranging from an orchid beurre blanc to a cognac cream sauce. Latin influences show in fish tacos and enchiladas, and Asian traditions yield thai stir-fry and jumbo shrimp paired with mango and wontons. During weekend brunches, innovative creations such as ice-cream-battered french toast and panko-breaded salmon croquettes grace the table.

These modernized dishes are surrounded by equally modern decor dreamt up by Michael Hsu. Photomurals featuring an astronaut and a cityscape surround diners who perch on azure seats amid cherry-red countertops and stone pillars. On summery days, guests lounge on stuffed couches on the patio and pretend the sun is more than just a giant light bulb screwed into the sky. When the weekend comes round, musicians tickle the ivories on a baby grand in the lounge, evoking Ray Charles and Harry Connick Jr. As they listen, audiences sip wines from California and Argentina or martinis and specialty cocktails.

5900 W Slaughter Ln
Austin,
TX
US

When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making p?o de queijo?cheese bread?on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Caf? in 2010, where Googins now makes caipirinhas and Martins creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, Martins treats diners to feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.

He still, of course, makes the restaurant's renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.

408 N Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin,
TX
US

Property Location
Located in Lost Pines, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is on a river and within the region of Bastrop State Park and Lost Pines Golf Club. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Circuit Of the Americas.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 491 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and makeup/shaving mirrors.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek,
TX
US

Aromas of baking sourdough, amber rye, and brioche bread waft from the ovens of Texas French Bread, winner of the Austin Chronicle's Restaurant Poll Readers award for Best Bread in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For the past three decades, these ovens have been churning out artisan breads, pastries, and desserts made from scratch, and under the helm of brothers Ben and Murphy Willcott, the ovens now cook a dinner menu of local and sustainable rustic French fare, earning a place in the top five on the Growers Alliance of Central Texas's Truly Local 2011 restaurants survey. Yet neither of the brothers set out to be bakers. Murph, a Harvard law-school graduate and lawyer, and Ben, a student of English literature, both enjoyed staying up late, cooking, and coordinating aprons with spatulas so they decided to take over Texas French Bread with the goal of turning it from bakery into bistro because, as Murph claims, "rock star and/or Hollywood movie mogul seemed like a stretch."

In the kitchen, Ben crafts a weekly rotating menu hewn under the guidelines of famed chef Alice Waters, with local, fresh, and simple ingredients from the urban farms of Boggy Creek and Angel Valley, served in season at their peak. Meanwhile, the pastry chef sculpts key-lime tartlets, cupcakes, and cream puffs to accompany cups of coffee or espresso drinks made with locally roasted beans from Anderson's Coffee Company. The house blend combines premium East African beans with a Costa Rican hard bean, barrel-cooked to a medium-brown, full-city roast to jump-start mornings without licking a car battery.

2900 Rio Grande St
Austin,
TX
US

Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. A long table stretches in front of every row of seats, enabling servers to unobtrusively pick up written food and drink orders throughout each screening. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it ?one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,? and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

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