Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and sing the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with this Groupon.
$12 for $24 Worth of Texan Food for Two or More, Valid Sunday–Thursday
The dinner-and-lunch menu includes small plates such as bacon and shrimp quesadillas ($9), and entrees such as charbroiled 14-ounce rib-eye steaks ($21), grilled salmon ($14), and country-fried chicken with homemade gravy ($11).
The breakfast menu offers stacks of buttermilk or whole-wheat pancakes (short stack $3; full stack $4); a roasted-salmon omelet with cream cheese, capers, habanero-hollandaise sauce, and farmer's potatoes ($7); and breakfast tacos with a choice of meat, cheese, and vegetable ($2.50 each).
Hemingway Restaurant & Bar
Behind the stone arches of a Spanish colonial-style building, Hemingway Restaurant & Bar's artfully exposed ductwork, stark right angles, and halo of flat-screen TVs belie the homespun quality of its regional Texan fare. Servers burden the heavily lacquered wood tables with hearty platters of 14-ounce steaks, fresh local fish, stuffed poblano peppers, and burgers topped with surprising flourishes, including roquefort cheese, olive tapenade, or applewood-smoked bacon. A full bar serves wines, premium cocktails, and craft beer such as Austin Amber and Buckethead IPA on draft. Outside, guests can dine alfresco alongside their dogs or diners dressed as their dogs.