Food & Drink in Georgetown

$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

$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

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

Baked 'n Sconed

Hutto

$24 $12

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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

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

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

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

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Mexican Food at Fuzzy's Taco Shop ($28 Value)

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Austin

Austin

$14 $9

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Menu of Baja-style Mexican food includes grilled fish and veggie tacos and enchiladas; art from local artists and TVs adorn the walls

$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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

$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

$10 or $20 Worth of Burgers and American Fare at Elite Café

Elite Café

University

$20 $10

(72)

Century-old restaurant once frequented by Elvis serves up American classics such as chili cheese burgers and Dr. Pepper BBQ wings

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When he immigrated to America, Jesse Berenji took a job in the kitchen at a family member's Mexican restaurant. By keeping a close eye on all aspects of the business, he was soon able to pioneer his own Mexican place—El Patron Restaurant & Cantina. The cooks here fry hand-breaded boneless-chicken breast drizzled with cilantro sauce, for example, and prepare El Patron fajitas—chicken and beef with sautéed veggies on a heated platter, served with homemade tortillas for creating edible Venn diagrams. The menu even touches on American classics such as burgers and chicken tenders.

603 W University Ave
Georgetown,
TX
US

Weddings at The Vineyard at Florence hark back to an unhurried age, when horse-drawn carriages ferried couples to the ceremony, guests stayed in villas overlooking verdant rows of grapes, and the next morning began with a dip in the infinity pool. The sprawling venue embraces this mix of old-world Italy and modern luxury. Intricate stonework on the Tuscan inns contrasts with the sleek lines of its gym equipment, and the murmurs of a spring-fed creek accompany live musical performances in the amphitheater.

Guests needn't be getting married to explore the setting?there are single-day excursions such as the Sunday yoga class. Of course, estate wines remain a prime focus for the staff and the vineyard's visitors, with tastings held most Thursdays and weekends inside the Villa Firenze, where contemporary culture mingles with antiquated charm. Italian decor and architecture typify the rustic interior, though its main hallways give way to galleries where local artists can exhibit their work. Gigantic wooden barn beams grace the ceiling in the traditional wine shop, and the outer decks afford views of the polo field alongside the arbors and herb gardens.

Rather than preserve their slice of countryside with uninterrupted quiet or a colossal snow-globe dome, the vineyard's tenants strive to fill the hills with life. They host classes on topics from pairing wines to organic farming, and welcome diners to sample handcrafted confections at Bissinger's Chocolate Experience and Caf?. Bands fill the wine-tasting room with new rhythms each week, and festivals such as the Harvest Celebration Weekend?where attendees can glimpse stone carvers at work and dine on homegrown cuisine?imbue the rural expanse with a close sense of community.

8711 W Fm 487
Florence,
TX
US

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.

4401 N Interstate 35
Round Rock,
TX
US

What's in a name? When it comes to The Green Mesquite BBQ & More, pretty much everything. As one of its gift-shop T-shirts will tell you, the restaurant has been "horrifying vegetarians since 1988," and that enduring success can largely be attributed to what's inside the barbecue pit: log after log of green mesquite wood.

Owner Tom Davis opts for that particular fresh-cut variety because of its slow-burning property, and because it gives meat a bold and smoky flavor. Davis and his team cook everything from beef and pork to chicken and turkey over the wood. They also make their own barbecue sauce and a signature rub for their baby back ribs, which Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host Guy Fieri called "awesome."

It's not just the smoked meats that distinguish Green Mesquite's three Austin-area locations. It's also that the restaurants double as venues for live music?specifically of the bluegrass and country variety?and that the restaurants welcome dogs, provided they bring along a well-behaved owner.

2601 S Interstate 35
Round Rock,
TX
US

9 out of 10 scientists agree that coffee rules. It provides bodies with a robust infusion of antioxidants and energy-boosting caffeine, as well as makes afternoons spent toiling over test tubes and microscopes much more tolerable. Fortunately, Coffee Wholesale USA has heeded the perspicacious word of science, filling their warehouses with everything from instant k-cups to whole roasted beans.

To appease as many taste buds as possible, they stock their online shelves with more than 50 brands from across the coffee spectrum, including Folgers, Lavazza, Nestea, and Starbucks. They also provide in depth instructions on how best to store, prepare, and enjoy coffee's many different variations, from pillow packs to ground.

Coffee Wholesale USA also sells name brand coffee brewers for commercial and private use, as well as a range of teas and snacks, such as beef jerky, dried fruits, and dipping sauces.

1101 N Industrial Blvd
Round Rock,
TX
US

Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding day, and Jhoana Moore was no exception. The centerpiece of her dream day was a cake made to her exact specifications, and she worried that no one else would be able to realize the image—and the taste—of the confection she had already baked in her imagination. What better person, she concluded, could there be to bake her dream cake than herself?

After the cake in question turned out to be a huge hit with her wedding guests, Jhoana decided to use her baking skills to help others realize the desserts of their own dreams, whether custom-designed cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. She collaborates on projects with her customers via email and phone, using their input to determine aspects such as the flavor. Designs can be sculpted out of edible fondant into three-dimensional shapes or frosted with icing that adds complex flavors and textures. Jhoana also crafts smaller portions for in-store purchases, baking cupcakes, cookies, and similarly portable sweets each day.

8116 Campeche Bay Pl.
Round Rock,
Texas
US

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