Ross' Old Austin Cafe
11800 N. Lamar #6, Austin, 78753, 512/835-2414
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 7am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 7am-10pm
It's unusual to find both Southern comfort food and great steaks under the same roof, but these fourth-generation Austinites have got slinging three squares a day in their genes.
Thu., Sept. 28, 6:30pm
This enterprise features mashups of Southern comfort food and classic Thai dishes. Try the panang mac and cheese, with beef curry on white-cheddar shells.
1700 W. Parmer #100, 512/832-7870
A mac and cheese flight? Roasted garlic tater tots with Parmesan and black truffle aïoli? Lone Star beer-brined smoked-brisket egg rolls? Those are ust the appetizers. The most popular mains are grits with tasso cream sauce and the grilled bacon-wrapped meatloaf with mushroom demi-glace, two stellar examples of Southern's upscale comfort food.
111 E. Main, Pflugerville, 512/520-5337
Relax after a day on the lake with a cold brew or a bottomless tankard of iced tea. The daily buffet always features fried catfish, vegetables, and a salad bar.
2505 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, 512/251-0159