Tableside belly dancers and traditional Mediterranean dishes entertain eaters at Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant. Tender, juicy lamb shanks rest atop rice pilaf and are joined by hummus and sautéed pine nuts to complete the lamb-shank plate. Thinly sliced chicken marinated in garlic, oil, and Lebanese spices populates shawarma dishes, whereas butter-broiled shrimp kabobs simmer with the flavors of garlic and lemon juice.
Mingles’ menu of Southern classics features grilled wings, fried fish, and frosty brews. Among the most popular entrees is the chicken and waffle duo ($7.99), empowered by a posse of sides such as dirty rice and onion rings ($1.99 each). Wings arrive fresh from Mingles’ grill in a selection of savory suits, such as lemon pepper, garlic, parmesan, and honey barbecue ($6.99 for 10), while a triad of fried catfish strips satisfies peckish pescetarians ($6.99). Mingles compliments genial entrees with a variety of social events each week, fueled by draft beers, wines, and top-shelf spirits. Come on Thursday and Saturday nights for Karaoke and sing “That’s What Friends Are For” into sauce-covered wings, or arrive on Friday night to watch live bands court diners in a battle of the BFFs.
Zocolo's chefs concoct savory helpings of sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, seafood, and more for lunch and dinner. The stylish eatery's menu, populated with innovative dishes such as grilled pork tenderloin medallions served with a blackberry-chipotle demi glace ($16.95) and gator bites dunked in remoulade ($10.95), launches palates on epicurean adventures. For lunch, patrons can pair a half panini or po boy with soup or side salad ($9.95) or nosh on one of the six brick-oven pizzas ($8.95–$13.95), a vast improvement over thatched-oven pizzas. To end the culinary journey, guests can indulge in the button-popping peanut-butter pie, topped with a layer of milk chocolate ($5.95). Zocolo's relaxing patio and intimate bar area afford myriad seating choices for diners and restless warlords.
1904 Historic Landmark with wrap-around porches & gorgeous gardens. World-class restaurant & bar-lunch, dinner & Sunday buffet. 8 romantic rooms: king or queen beds, private baths, whirlpool tubs, movie channels, wi-fi, & full breakfast. The perfect getaway half-way between Dallas, Houston & Austin.
Gazing over Cedar Creek Reservoir’s glassy waters, a large tiki hut bustles with visitors donning sun hats. Inside, the shop’s staff helps guest rent boats and water toys, or fill up on snacks for the day’s lake outing. A gas dock fuels voyages and the open-air Tiki Hut restaurant refuels those returning from their journeys with tropical drinks, lunch, dinner, and views of the water’s water color paintings. :m]]
When Mike Kantrow founded his original sandwich shop in 1979, he thought the name Byron's looked too boring. So, as he explains on his restaurant's website, he scratched the s and added a z to the end, giving birth to both a local legend with the Big Byronz sandwich and a local controversy over how to pronounce "Byronz." "If you want clarification on how to say it," Mike explains, "don't ask me."
So while regulars may fight over phonetics, few argue over the flavors infused in Bistro Byronz's southern-styled bistro cuisine. Hearty entrees anchor both the lunch and dinner menus, inviting diners to dig into the roasted potatoes that flank a French-cut pork chop marinated in Abita root beer. Comfort dishes soothe the soul, such as tender pot roast that wades in creole gravy and the signature Byronz sandwich with three types of meat, cheeses, dressing, and black olives.