It’s good to be square at Mangieri’s Pizza Café, an inviting neighborhood restaurant with long benches for family seating and a handful of individual tabletops. The Austin mini-chain’s iconic cut-in-to-squares thin-crust pizzas are as popular as they are tasty, thanks to a thick and vibrant homemade tomato sauce, fresh whole milk mozzarella and a dazzling assortment of toppings. Specialty options abound for these whole pies, though customization is available, and anyone looking to skip the pizza train altogether can opt for pastas, salads or hot sandwiches. Wines by the glass and other alcoholic options are available from the blonde-wood back bar, or sit in the rock-patterned, casual dining room, where windows and tall booths abound.
Down the rocky bluff and to the many slips that line the harbor, The Grill at Rough Hollow overlooks the marina where water gently laps at the skiffs that float there. On the breezy patio, lunch and dinner is served, consisting of classic American staples from cobb salads and pecan-crusted catfish to bistro steak under swipes of zesty chimichurri sauce. Inside, take a seat at the curving marble bar to sip on house-made margaritas, glasses of wine, and unlimited water cocktails while enjoying live music.
If you can take it, Zingers can dish it out, so long as the "it" is food. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of sips and savories at Zingers Bar and Grill for $15. Count on finding extensive appetizers, American eats, and a compound-word sport where the second word is most likely "ball" playing on flat-screen televisions. You can't use this Groupon during happy hour, but you can use it on lunch specials.
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Chefs at Silver K Café pay homage to the best of Texas dining, plating hearty chicken and seafood orders off of a weekday homestyle-supper menu and a weekend fine-dining menu. Though menus change, like the public's opinion on Burton Gilliam, from week to week, the fine-dining menu stars plates such as roasted-artichoke pasta, a bed of farfalle peppered with marinated artichokes and roasted tomatoes ($15.95), and shrimp paired with a smooth herb-and-olive tapenade. Sunday through Thursday, Louisiana shrimp-and-tomato cheese grits ($15.95) waltzes out of kitchens. Fried chicken proves compatible with creamy honey-pecan sauce ($10.95), and the Texas-size pork chop ($16.95) takes more than 10,000 people and eight years to finish. Live local music and a bottle of Texas wine expertly accent dinner-table conversation (not included in this Groupon).