Nutty Brown Cafe
12225 Hwy. 290 W., 512/301-4648
Hours: Thu., 11am-12mid; Fri.-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 10am-9pm
Good food, good prices, and a gorgeous outdoor venue for eating steak fries (actually a rib eye and french fries) under a big oak.
- 2006: Critics Best Place to Take the Kiddos Out to Dinner (Kids' Nights at Nutty Brown Cafe)
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000
The longest continuously operated Drafthouse, the Alamo Drafthouse Village opened in 2001 on Anderson Lane before Anderson Lane was cool. The four-screen cinema specializes in first-run features, with Sony 4K digital projection allowing for both RealD 3D and 48 FPS screenings. Plus, with much of the American Genre Film Archive stored here, it also has 35mm screenings. A recent revamp added new padded chairs and shared tables for food and drink from the Drafthouse’s extensive menu delivered during screenings, and a new patio adds outdoor drinking from the bar.
2700 W. Anderson #701, 512/861-7030
The bistro burger with fries is the best bet here during the daytime, but Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7pm, you can nab great bar food for $5.
319 Congress, 512/472-1884