Why is the studio's schedule so packed with fitness-tinted dance classes? "Because sweating is fun," explains its slogan. Between yellow-green walls, professional dancers teach kids and adults how to cut rugs and stay fit at the same time. Classes like Zumba, Pilates-infused burlesque, and hip-hop dance classes let on-staff choreographers showcase skills they also employ for special events—customers commission them to polish their wedding and quinceañera dances.
A thunderous roar often overtakes the Central Texas Speedway stadium. Whether caused by the sound of a guitarist's first power chord or the revving engine of a stock car, rushes of adrenaline flood over spectators. Held on a sprawling 29-acre complex, Central Texas Speedway makes an ideal outdoor venue for racing and live music. Here, rockers play to crowds of 20,000 plus and stock cars zoom around the 3/8-mile asphalt track.
Spectators can even step right into the shoes of their favorite racing stars. The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience puts visitors behind the wheel of a real stock car, while The Go Kart Speed school allows people as young as 13 to try their hands at racing Honda GX270?powered karts. Older racers can toast their victories at the onsite Car Bar?or perhaps continue the friendly competition at Central Texas Speedway's horseshoe and volleyball courts.
A cozy restaurant by day and rocking concert venue by night, Cypress Creek Cafe pairs hearty casual American cuisine with jams from some of the Lone Star State's most promising bands. As far as the food goes, you'd be remiss to not try the country-fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, and black-bean tacos packed with cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a homemade seasonal pie or a stack of pancakes during the popular weekend breakfast. Just down the hallway, the Buzzard Bar packs them in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The reason? Live blues, country, and rock performances that get the crowd moving.
Marketplace Cinema's 12 screening rooms delight audiences with a rotating selection of Hollywood's latest cinematic confections. State-of-the-art Sony 4K projectors quadruple the number of pixels in each image, sharpening images of billowing explosions, tender kisses, and dolphin slap-fights. A kitted-out concession area includes delectable snacks as well as fermented libations for of-age patrons.
Cuisine Type: Texas style barbecue and brewpub
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Brisket queso, brisket, house-brewed beer
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Brisket queso. We infuse melted cheddar cheese with brisket and brisket drippings, top it with fresh pico de gallo and chopped brisket, and serve it with our house-made tortilla chips. Our brisket is also popular. We use USDA prime brisket dry rubbed with select spices and then slowly smoke it with a combination of hickory and pecan woods
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have an enormous outdoor playscape for the kids and a large outdoor patio situated next to a canyon with a hill country view for the adults. We also brew our own beer in house, have multiple HD TVs in the bar area with the NFL Direct ticket. We also prepare and smoke all our menu items on site.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant?
The restaurant is family owned, and all our recipes are from our pit master who is part owner.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu consists of unique and delectable BBQ infused appetizers and awesome smoked in-house Texas-style BBQ.
Known for his signature creole style that blends LA and New York salsa with a Cuban presence, master of ceremonies Troy Anthony shares his encyclopedic knowledge of salsa with guests at the third Capital City Salsa Festival. Over the course of the festival, he’ll introduce a lineup of instructors and performers like the Bronx-based Yamulee Dance Company and On2 World Salsa Champions Anya Katsevman and Luis Aguilar. Once students feel confident with their recently acquired techniques, they’re invited to sway their hips and ring their finger cymbals to the sounds of live musicians and DJ-spun Latin music.