As with its big hair, wide plains, and country ballads sung by mimes, the South is famous for its hearty cuisine. Fill up on sumptuous southerly treats with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of classic Southern fare at TenOak.
TenOak's servers sling southern sustenance in a plush, swanky atmosphere, nestled within Austin's warehouse district. Discerning diners dig into Dixieland dishes such as the all-day Tex-Mex migas, which mixes scrambled eggs, tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, cilantro, and salsa ($5.95), or the gourmet shrimp corn dogs, served alongside truffled mustard ($7.95). An assortment of pizettas, such as the triple cheese ($7.95), prosciutto ($9.95), and mushroom, spinach, and goat cheese ($8.95), works to squash hunger and appease visiting ancient Roman uncles. Health-conscious diners can dig into four salads ($7.95–$9.95 each) or vegetable-centric sides, such as sautéed spinach ($4.95). Secure spiritual sweetness with a dessert, such as a battered and fried Twinkie served with Live Oak ice cream ($4.95) or a chocolate-chip-cookie ice-cream sandwich ($5.95).
TenOak often hosts live entertainment, such as music on Wild Whiskey Wednesday or public parties. Tree-huggers and the indoor-furniture-phobic can sit on TenOak's outdoor patio; browse the gallery for a closer look.
Behind TenOak’s 120-year old doors, walls of polished oak wink and glint beneath the glimmer of sturdy metal chandeliers, while sparse branches stretching across sleek lighting fixtures border the bar stocked with small-batch whiskey. The warm and naturalistic ambiance complements TenOak's menu of classic southern cuisine, which cooks up dishes with ingredients such as oak-smoked bacon and bourbon-maple butter. While filling up on a tempura-battered sandwich of peanut butter and banana, patrons can enjoy the breeze at the outdoor patio, ponder over the evening’s endless possibilities, and call grandma to invite her to upcoming events.
409 Colorado St.
Austin, Texas 78701