Berry Cool Frozen Desserts charms guests with an array of frozen creations, all served under one roof. Signature banana bliss ice cream booms with bold flavor while rich vanilla custard treats tongues to a simple return to decadence. Those looking for a light take on a post-meal sweet can sample fresh mango ice or reduced-fat coconut caramel gelato. Behind the counter, friendly staff members toss a mix of fruits, ice, and juice into blenders to create fresh smoothies ideal for drinking on the go. Frozen yogurt flavors, including customer favorites cake batter and white-chocolate mousse, stand ready to be sprinkled with more than 60 available toppings, swapped seasonally to ensure the freshest ingredients.
While they've expanded their menu, the owners remain environmentally conscious, providing recycling bins for paper and plastic products, recycles most of their packaging, exclusively use recycled materials, including cup and spoons, and conserves energy with LED lights and minimum water usage in their operations. Along with customizing their sweet-of-choice, visitors can customize their tunes by plugging their own mp3 players or phones into a stereo system in the shop's music corner.
Berry Cool Frozen Desserts is committed to the Austin community, frequently partnering with local schools and charities. They also work with many vendors that share their commitment to the environment and have sustainable practices.
Behind the stone arches of a Spanish colonial-style building, Hemingway Restaurant & Bar's artfully exposed ductwork, stark right angles, and halo of flat-screen TVs belie the homespun quality of its regional Texan fare. Servers burden the heavily lacquered wood tables with hearty platters of 14-ounce steaks, fresh local fish, stuffed poblano peppers, and burgers topped with surprising flourishes, including roquefort cheese, olive tapenade, or applewood-smoked bacon. A full bar serves wines, premium cocktails, and craft beer such as Austin Amber and Buckethead IPA on draft. Outside, guests can dine alfresco alongside their dogs or diners dressed as their dogs.
Nothing can beat mom's cooking, but Naanfull Indian Grill stands a chance of matching it. That's because the restaurant was founded by an ambitious group of three?you guessed it?moms, who immediately make their guests feel at home with fresh batches of naan baked in-house. Over the course of a meal, that fluffy flatbread becomes a vehicle for wraps stuffed with lamb, chicken, or fresh vegetables. It also serves as the basis for the kid-friendly naanizza, the restaurant's Indian-inspired twist on pizza. Other traditional Indian dishes range from handi chicken biryani with basmati rice to the popular gulab jamun, which combines morsels of fried dough and sweet saffron syrup.
Pho What! sounds like a question when you say it aloud, but there's no need to justify or explain this popular Vietnamese eatery in Cedar Park. The starred attraction here is?no surprise?pho, a traditional noodle soup rounded out with savory broth, herbs, and plenty of meat. That meat can come in the form of beef meatballs, eye of round steak, brisket, shrimp, or chicken, all of which also appear across the menu in other incarnations. Aside from soups, there are fried egg rolls, grilled marinated pork, and, of course, the classic bahn mi sandwich. This fusion of French and Vietnamese flavors tucks meats and veggies into a crusty baguette or Louis Vuitton purse.
Firehouse Subs extinguishes appetites with overstuffed sandwiches of high-quality meats and cheese piled high on toasted rolls. Sink your teeth or someone else's into specialty steamed subs (starting at $5.49), such as the Hook & Ladder, with ham, turkey, and monterey-jack cheese, or the New York Steamer, with melted provolone served over corned beef brisket and pastrami. The tasty Engineer offers a brain-boosting bounty of smoked turkey breast crammed with melted swiss and sautéed mushrooms and served Fully Involved (loaded with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion, and a dill spear on the side for endless rounds of condiment jousting). Further information and pricing can be viewed here, though prices may vary. Firehouse Subs also supports the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, founded by firemen and focused on education, equipment, and training of emergency-service teams.
In 1996, the first Phil's Philly Grill introduced its signature hot sandwiches to Dallas from a single, modestly sized kitchen nestled into a bustling Metroplex. Because its founders brought decades of experience to the business, their sandwiches' of sauteed veggies and meats pleased anyone who got their hands on them. Soon, the concept steadily grew to occupy more than a half-dozen locations around Texas.
Today, sandwichsmiths at seven locations serve up everything from lena, certified rib-eye steaks?onions, peppers, cheese, and mushrooms included?to the Texas bacon barbecue burger, which understandably includes bacon, barbecue sauce, and a strange resemblance to the state of Texas. Phil's certified grill experts bring 40 hours of training to prepare chicken breasts marinated with 17-ingredients and hand chop fresh vegetables and cheeses. An array of Philly sandwiches, grilled salads, gyros plates, and wraps round out the menu. The ownership's commitment to hard work, passion, and fine meats have also spawned franchising opportunities for those looking to launch their own little bit of Phil's.