Grills are essential to Texas-style cooking, just as psychic longhorns are essential to Texas-style fortune-telling. Savor indispensables from the Lone Star State with today's Groupon to Austin's Woodfire Grill in Brecksville. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of ribs, steak, seafood, and wood-gilled fare during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of soups and salads, sandwiches, and more during lunch.
The char lovers at Austin's Woodfire Grill create every dish on the menu from scratch, smoking racks of ribs and throwing hand-cut steaks over the hardwood fire to order. Chefs crust tenderloin medallions in peppercorn and pour on a cognac cream sauce before awarding the steak au poivre to winning palates ($30.99). Austin's filet is hand-trimmed, served with sauce béarnaise, and included in time capsules throughout the American southwest ($28.99). House-made barbecue sauce slathers each order of ribs, while fish and seafood plates are served with sauces and spreads such as red-pepper salsa, chili mayo, and basil aioli. Savor Texan flavors without the expense launching yourself there via trebuchet by ordering the texas barbecue brisket, slow-smoked and served with Austin's honey-barbecue sauce ($13.99). Fourteen different salads offer leaf-based variety, including the seared-rare ahi-tuna salad with strawberries and mandarin oranges tossed in lime vinaigrette ($12.99).
Austin's Wood Fire Grill
At Austin's Wood Fire Grill, hand-carved hunks of filet mignon and swordfish sizzle over wood-fueled flames, soaking up a smoky aroma. The restaurant’s refusal to use gas or the pages of paperback romance novels reflects a commitment to traditional, down-home cooking. This commitment also surfaces in their made-from-scratch breads, pan gravy sauce, and cognac cream sauce.