The Leander/Cedar Park area can feel half a planet away from the ATX music scene, even if it’s just 40 minutes out. Fortunately, the region has Rumi’s Tavern, located in the nexus of Leander and Jonestown. Specialty cocktails and microbrews join oysters, shrimp, and sandwiches in filling your belly, while bands leaning toward classic rock and Americana fill your ears. You can even get in on the action with Sunday night open jams hosted by DeWayne Davis. With a capacity of about 150, every show feels intimate.
Saccone's motto is "Pizza With a Jersey Attitude." Pasta, calzones, stromboli, and subs round out the menu.
This happy marriage of quality and affordability boasts a menu that will challenge you to choose from exceptionally good entrées, like red-chile mole and Oaxacan-style tortilla soup.
The key word for the meats at Schmidt Family is moist, followed by the word tender. Expect no glazes, just smoke and spice. The original sausage is distinguished by a beefy flavor accented with pepper, garlic, and cayenne.
Its big sister, Curra's Grill, is known for solid interior cuisine, and fans will find many familiar menu items. You'll also find 20 beers on tap, hamburgers, and an amphitheater.
Muchas margaritas and full service Tex-Mex overlooking the Symphony Square amphitheatre.
Enjoy muchas margaritas and full-service Tex-Mex at any of their locations.
When asked to describe the style and flavor profile at SLAB (which stands for Slow, Low, and Bangin'), Mark Avalos responds, "It's Memphis meets Carolina meets Texas." Go through a cafeteria-like line and the meats – brisket, pork, sausage, chicken, or St. Louis-style pork ribs – are chopped or sliced to order for sandwiches, wraps, or sliders.
is a definitive Texas barbecue joint with window service, picnic tables, and a smoking pit out back. Meat is available by the sandwich, the plate, or the pound, and it's still BYOB.
Look for an imaginative menu, clean flavors, creative concepts, and well-executed cooking here. The braised pork belly will make you forget your companion.
This upscale Mediterranean menu carries an emphasis on seafood but also offers salads, burgers, and stone-oven-fired pizza.
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