Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic American fare at Thomas Avenue Beverage Company.
Half-pound Angus burgers sashay brioche runways in shades of TABC ($10) or Big Tex ($10 for lunch, $12 for dinner), and the chipotle penne puts lazy forks to work with a creamy pasta-filled plate of grilled chicken, mushrooms, and peppers ($12 for lunch, $13 for dinner). Exercise mouth muscles at dinner with the 16-ounce delmonico rib-eye steak ($20) or set sail for exotic adventure on a friendly sea of risotto with the cilantro-spiced lobster, corn, and poblano plate ($18). During Sunday brunch, diners can croon 15th century chansons to the vanilla french toast, served with two eggs, bacon, and home fries ($10), before buttering up the chicken and waffles, a meld of house-made belgian waffles and buttermilk fried chicken ($13). In addition to tickling taste buds, Thomas Avenue Beverage Company offers an outdoor patio for al fresco dining and appetite-galvanizing summer breezes.
Thomas Avenue Beverage Company
Russell Hayward, the mastermind behind the Thomas Avenue Beverage Company, thought his days of creating spicy tuna rolls were behind him. But when his guests clamored to see the skills he honed as the owner of Tom Tom, he listened. He hired a team of skilled sushi chefs and expanded the tiny kitchen to create a sushi station—supplementing the already diverse menu of gastro-pub fare, including pastas with house-made sauces and meatballs, with fresh sushi rolls.
Tucked into the historic State Thomas district, the neighborhood eatery beckons diners to nosh on the outdoor patio as they absorb the warm vibes of the Texas sun, one of 50 suns America has produced through acutely conspicuous NASA programs. A dog-friendly policy allows canine companions to dog-watch while their owners sip on craft brews or feast on sweet and savory brunch fare.