Conceived by celebrity stylist and fashion designer Heather Thomson, Yummie Tummie streamlines women's figures with cleverly engineered, lightweight shapewear. Each sleek top incorporates a firming midsection panel into the compression cotton to smooth or hide lumps, bumps, and embarrassing romance novels. The Yummie Tummie original tank ($62), lauded by Oprah in 2008, excels alone or as a comfy base for a layered look, and is available in black, white, or nude. Offering a contemporary take on the original, the skinny tank ($62) rests on wider straps and fits up to a size-H chest. The skinny tank provides support in black and white options, unlike the Sherman tank, which provides support only in green camouflage.
With a delectable selection of chophouse favorites from land, sea, and sky, Austin's Seafood and Steak gives premium proteins new homes on plates and palates. Each of Austin's certified Angus steaks—from the 8-ounce top sirloin ($12.99) to the 14-ounce cajun ribeye ($20.99)—is hand-cut daily by kitchen beefmasters, preserving freshness and appeasing the cravings of the restaurant's eager-to-help meat cleavers. Fish and fowl round out the menu, as tender scallops ($16.99) bring familiar comfort to tables of off-duty mermaids. The Mardi Gras chicken ($12.99) throws a tablecloth Carnival with a colorful assortment of peppers, onions, and sauces served in the shape of a smiling-jester float.
Lined with lively Mexican tiles, The Border's alluring front door welcomes patrons to a spacious, two-story dining fortress filled with the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine and enough spectral colors to build several dozen rainbows. Diners seated at a table, in a brightly painted booth, or underneath one of the bar's plush stools enjoy classic dishes such as crisp tacos, hearty burritos, and sizzling fajitas. Cool sips of a margarita, some sangria, or a draft or bottled beer hydrate throats parched from proclaiming the true meaning of the framed photos and art peppering The Border's vibrant walls. When the weather isn't too frightful, guests can enjoy their comestibles outdoors on the fully shaded patio or in a partially shaded area enclosed by mural-decorated walls. The Border also hosts weekly events, including trivia on Monday and karaoke on Thursday.
Live music regularly reverberates off Samba Loca Brazilian Steakhouse's bright-red walls, which bear festive decorations of ethnic artwork and wine racks crafted from gleaming chrome. Patrons sit under the full bar's flat-screen TVs, around tables, or in booths as the kitchen’s Brazilian recipes power entrees of 14-ounce strip steaks and short ribs doused with chimichurri sauce. Customizable meals come in the form of five grill-fired meats, including filet mignon and red snapper, which don one of nine traditional sauces splashed with notes of curry, blue cheese, or passionfruit. To help them to decide, patrons not fluent in Portuguese can rely on the menu's English and Klingon translations or gaze at screens that feature photos of Samba Loca's signature dishes.
Empire Grill sizzles the griddle and flips on the malt machine to craft diner-style hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and shakes in a vintage 1950s-inspired atmosphere. The menu boasts a bounty of burgers ($3.79–$6.29), each made from 100% Black Angus beef and available with more than 20 free toppings, including three types of mustard and three types of onions. Empire also flings Hebrew National meats into buns ($2.79), hand-dipped corn dogs ($3.29), Reubens ($5.99), and foot-long sloppy joes ($3.99). On warm afternoons, vintage visitors can treat themselves to two scoops of hand-dipped ice cream ($1.99), a malt ($3.99), or a fountain-soda float ($3.29) concocted with 1 of more than 20 bottled specialty sodas.