A large, old-fashioned porch surrounds Phil & Derek's creole-style cottage filled with food, wine, and sounds from the Big Easy. The BYOB restaurant's wine bar washes down catfish and prime rib with potables culled from wineries in Bordeaux, Spain, and Argentina. Every night, live jazz, zydeco, and blues complement the fresh Cajun dishes and the restaurant's antique accents, such as french doors that once acted as translators. On Sunday mornings, diners can devour a variety of ever-rotating brunch fare during what Citysearch called the Best Morning-After Brunch.
Candela Estudio specializes in dances that invigorate. The schedule sends students through a whirlwind of morning Dance Jams—Latin- and pop-music-driven sessions—belly-dancing classes, and Zumba workouts held four days a week. Specially designed Fogoxe classes immerse dancers in a party atmosphere with energetic beats from musicians from around the world. Youth dance classes teach basic jazz and hip-hop techniques such as interpretive movement and breaking. Candela Estudio can also choreograph dances for special events and hone dancers’ abilities to distinguish between left and right in private ballroom lessons.
The name of T/X Restaurant might prepare you for its cuisine's Texas-inspired accents such as charred poblanos, blue-corn salad, and chorizo breakfast tacos. But if anything, it's the flavors of the sea rather than the desert or the ranch that dominate the dinner menu, full of such creations as tortilla-crusted snapper, prawns in a sauce based on Patrón tequila, and seared scallops with cheddar grits. The adjoining bar shakes up margaritas, mojitos, and a host of other creative cocktails using fruit and liqueurs from around the globe.
T/X Restaurant occupies the Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, which has held down Maple Avenue since 1923 and which, Frommer's reports, "has style to burn, with the welcoming feel of a large luxury boutique hotel" after $30 million in recent renovations. Guests can still see vestiges of the hotel's art-deco-era roots in the restaurant's dining room and bar area. Velvety red booths, marbled black columns, crystal chandeliers, and petrified flappers conjure all the decadence of the Roaring Twenties.
Two of Christian music’s most iconic artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith join forces to spread the good news, leading congregations in melodious worship on their 2 Friends Tour. Since 1982, this dynamic duo has engaged millions to flock to their catchy, ecclesiastical pop music, sharing a musical camaraderie as impenetrable as a fortress with abandonment issues. Amy Grant, author of No. 1 hits such as “El Shaddai” and “Baby Baby,” has shared her gift of song for more than 30 years, selling more than 30 million albums, garnering six Grammys, and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael W. Smith has earned countless accolades with his tremendous songbook of head-bobbing hymns and choir-rousing hits. Sharing the stage for the first time in two decades, Amy and Michael thrill fans with new psalms and favorites from their sonic scroll, merging their sets with joyful duets and chemistry that crackles like Abbott and Costello after getting struck by lightning.
For 12 hours, Thunderhill Raceway transforms into a frenzied dance party with dazzling light shows for the Euphoria Music Festival. Its lineup features 48 electronic dance artists from around the world spread across four stages. Check out shows from artists such as Roger Shah, White Panda, and Darth & Vader, who blast their mixes as screens and intelligent lighting add visual accompaniment. Go-go dancers and stage performers gyrate to the thudding bass of LA Riots' set as prismatic lasers shoot through the sky to project dirty limericks onto the moon. If you need a break from dancing, feel free to stop by face- and body-painting booths, interactive art installations, and a vendor's village.
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.