Climb atop a medium-sized meated and vegetabled cheese plateau and food-tromp among its flavors with this Groupon: $10 for a 12" medium-sized Chicago-style stuffed pizza with up to three toppings from Mangia Pizza. This Groupon is good on dine in and carry out (not delivery), and you get a free order of fries if you dine in.Pizza Problems! sold an unprecedented 300 copies in 1981, and was briefly adapted into a Saturday morning animated series, although fans objected to Pepperoni's portrayal as a softheaded comic foil. Activavision Studios recently announced plans for a 30th anniversary relaunch of the Pizza Problems! franchise, a mature-rated gore fest featuring the sultry voice talents of David Hyde Pierce.
Helmed by veteran Austin restaurateurs Michael Vilim and Cathe Dailey (of The Cafe at the Four Seasons and Castle Hill Cafe, respectively), Mirabelle Restaurant aims to create delectable bistro-style dishes that challenge and dazzle the palate. A comfortable, Mediterranean-fashioned dining space sets the stage for its extensive and oft-updated dinner menu. Celebrate your favorite crustacean's birthday with the lump crab cakes ($9.95), which arrive neighbored by basil oil, tomato concasse, and claw-shaped candles. Rich, elegant sauces characterize Mirabelle's exotic mixture of entrees, from the gruyere cheese butter that marinates the grilled Beef Tenderloin ($26.95) to the yellow Bengali curry complementing the bacon-wrapped gulf redfish ($21.95).
The path to Yucatán’s cuisine ends at Molcas Mexican Restaurant, where a newly renovated dining room gives rest to travelers on a quest for food. Kitchen workers stuff tamales full of stewed pork and cheese the same way you stuff a teddy bear. Pots full of mole bubble on the stove, ready to be ladled onto chicken and enchiladas. Dishes such as cochinita pibil—tender pork baked in achiote on banana leaves—envelop patrons with scents from the Yucatán Peninsula, a region known for elegant flavors and heated rivalries with nearby isthmuses.
A marigold façade with window cutouts that mirror the Taj Mahal's distinguished silhouette welcomes guests to Indian Palace, whose interior is equally lavish and vibrant. Golden elephant statuettes, paintings of traditional Indian scenes, and deep red tapestries enliven the decor, and aromas of sweet curries and meats roasting in the clay oven add excitement to the air. Inside the kitchen, chefs channel the culture of northern India into traditional meals, then deliver the cuisine à la carte to tables or arrange it at the self-serve buffet. The sweeping buffet enables diners to hop from dish to dish like garden gnomes playing hopscotch on lily pads. A cornucopia of naan breads cushions plates against flying forks and provides a pillowy field for the spicy notes of such dishes as lamb biryani and chicken tikka masala to caper across. The spread always contains an extensive selection of vegetarian options, such as saag aloo, which dispatches a duo of cheese and potato to thwart dastardly hunger pangs.
Served on Saturday and Sunday during the brunching hour (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.), El Arroyo’s brunch menu satisfies voracious meal-mingling appetites with filling plates sided with generous helpings of refried beans, nopalitos, and potatoes. Leave gardening trowels at home and fork-dive into a heaping mid-morning-after of huevos rancheros ($5); a tamale omelet ($5); or breakfast tacos with eggs, cheeses, and more ($5). For something sweeter, guide tongues over mountainous stacks of banana or strawberry pancakes ($4.50) like a monkey-saddled Sherpa.
Experience the flavor and freshness that is edomae zushi – Tokyo-style sushi – at Austin’s Musashino Sushi Dokoro. Only the best seafood makes its way onto the Musashino Sushi Dokoro menu. Musashino Sushi Dokoro receives its seafood from all over the world – including Canada, Hawaii, New York, and Japan – but it doesn’t spend weeks on ice from ocean to table. No, Musashino Sushi Dokoro has its seafood shipped via air freight to maximize freshness and preserve taste. So you can be sure that the sushi you order is as fresh as possible and prepared according to exacting standards. Don’t accept mediocre sushi. Visit Musashino Sushi Dokoro for the best Tokyo-style sushi in Austin.