Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon to Café 131 in Dripping Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of homestyle dinner fare.
- For $7, you get $14 worth of homestyle lunch fare.
Local ingredients and classic country recipes pop off Chef Brian Bennett's lunch and dinner menus at Café 131 before adorning tables in tantalizing arrangements. Edible expeditions can commence during dinner with a sweet and savory spinach salad, topped by nectarous strawberries and candied walnuts, fusing flavors with piquant feta and red onions beneath balsamic vinaigrette ($4.25). Proving that the wheel can be reinvented, if that wheel is made of meat, Café 131's steak savants raise the standards of a classic with their country-fried rib eye, which wears a light and crispy batter and is juxtaposed with cream gravy and mashed potatoes ($12.95). Zesty sautéed creole shrimp are infused with thyme and lemon as they cavort with corn, bell peppers, and arugula ($11.95), and roasted rosemary half-chicken ($10.95) harkens back to the kind of homemade meals people ate before food was downloaded directly into stomachs. Finally, guests can seal off meal-envelopes with a sugary finish such as decadent cheesecake ($5.95) or a fresh fruit crisp ($4.95). Earlier eaters will discover an array of lunchtime salads and sandwiches, such as the classic reuben ($7.95), the vegetable wrap ($7.95), or the BLT ($6.95). The restaurant's stone cottage setting and patio bedecked with umbrella seating greet guests warmly for either meal. Café 131 does close for a short time between lunch and dinner and is not open on Mondays.
131 E Mercer St.
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620Get Directions