Olivia's eclectic menu offerings are concocted from locally sourced meats and produce (current suppliers are listed on each menu), so they change as frequently as Cousin Nature's fickle whims. Dinnertime sees the appearance of such winsome bites as the lamb fries ($12) and coffee-rubbed scallops, with a supporting cast of risotto, butternut squash, ricotta salata, and scene-stealing brown butter ($32). Olivia's lunch menu isn't just a dinner doppelganger. It features an extensive list of equally engaging edibles, including speckled trout with fingerling potatoes ($15). Olivia's natural stone-and-wood accents and midcentury minimalist design occupy anxious eyes with chic, angular feasts so your mouth can focus on the award-winning food.
Juicers turned to high speeds whizz inside of JuiceLand, wafting the fresh aromas of crisp apples and ginger into the air. Guests sip on elixirs that moments ago transformed from solid to liquid, enjoying flavor combinations that work to satisfy taste buds and fortify bodies with leafy greens and their health benefits. In addition to serving refreshing juices and smoothies, JuiceLand also curates five-day juice cleanses that equip guests with a gallon of freshly squeezed juices each day; the juices are designed to clean livers, improve skin texture, and provide enough light energy to complete the first transatlantic jog.
Austin Java incorporates fresh, local ingredients into its menu whenever possible, serving only cage- and hormone-free eggs and organic, fair-trade coffee, prepared locally using a low-emission, biofuel-powered roaster. Sample the community-minded cuisine by diving fork-first into breakfast (served all day), lunch, and dinner. The Caesar Chavez salad, a highly organized concoction of romaine lettuce, leads croutons and parmesan cheese on a victory march to your mouth ($5.99), while vegetarian-friendly options such as the confetti pasta ($8.99) and the spicy African peanut soup ($3.99 for a cup, $4.99 for a bowl) keep hungry herbivoyeurs in check. Build your own burger ($7.79, with additional ingredients $0.59–$0.99 each), or decode the DaVinci chicken sandwich, topped with marinara, parmesan ($8.29), and the blueprint for a flying machine. Austin Java also offers all-day breakfast, with options such as omelettes ($7.29–$8.99), eggs benedicts ($7.79–$7.99), and build-your-own-breakfast tacos ($1.99 with three ingredients; $0.69 for each additional item) pleasing palates. The Barton Springs location also boasts a new full bar, allowing for savory sips of brews and booze between burger or breakfast taco bites.
Carrying on a 28-year tradition of simultaneous rubber burning and community serving, Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K strives to contribute $25,000 to Special Olympics Texas's training camps and competitions. All race participants will receive a free T-shirt, scores of high-fives, a raffle ticket for myriad certificate prizes, and the fuzzy warmth of providing needed assistance. The top three finishers in each age and calf-muscle-definition group will receive a trophy version of Chuy's ubiquitous fish, and first-place finishers earn themselves gift certificates for Chuy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, or RunTex. Parental pavement-punchers can drop off tots too small for the Kid K at the complimentary daycare from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
According to Cajun Boils, no party is complete without crawfish. Its staff, led by a New Orleanian specializing in crawfish boils, boil hundreds of pounds of the delectable crustaceans for all sorts of events, from weddings to weekend nights out.
Its Austin-based boils complement the crawfish with potatoes, corn, and garlic, emulating classic New Orleans?style meals right down to painting a fleur-de-lis on each crawfish shell. The cooks also host the occasional crab boil, and cook up seasonal specialties such as jambalaya, roast pig, and frog legs.