Pancakes dripping in syrup fruit-topped Belgian waffles, the aroma of jalapeño bacon and the sweet bubbles of a mimosa—what’s not to love about brunch? With a fun and flexible menu featuring well-loved sweet and savory dishes, brunch is a guaranteed guest-pleaser. Whether you’re looking for a casual neighborhood restaurant or an exclusive country club, take a look at three Texas eateries ready to bring the festive comfort of Sunday brunch to your next event.
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Named after the three deep zones in football zone pass defense, Cover 3 focuses on keeping the “zones” of dining, spirits and sports covered for guests. Continuing on the triad motif, Cover 3 has three locations: North Austin, San Antonio and downtown Austin. While sports are a distinct theme, overall the venues try to create a welcoming environment for all.
Over the years, the shape and silhouette of a city’s downtown often become its brand. The historic structures and their iconic shapes tell a story about its people and culture. One Texan city’s silhouette is recognized around the world. Some folks call it Big D. Others call it the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Between food allergies, gluten sensitivity and concern about pesticides and antibiotics in the food chain, more companies and families are eating organic at least part of the time.
Hosting a green event can take several forms, from 100 percent organic, to a combination of organic and locally-sourced meats and veggies from independent farmers. Consider these tips when planning a green meeting menu.
1. Decide whether organic or locally sourced is more important
When people say “Everything is bigger in Texas,” it’s quite possible they are talking about the great state’s food choices and things to do. One area that’s exploding with fine-tasting fare is Dallas-Fort Worth. According to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in all of Texas. And there is good reason Dallas and its surrounding cities are becoming a mecca for meetings and conventions: There is something for everyone.
Although named after Texas athlete Vince Young, the Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin isn’t the sports bar one might expect it to be. The steakhouse is much more sophisticated with a dark interior and a local-focused menu.
TEXAS IS HOME TO STUNNING EVENT SPACES and spacious meeting venues, but if you’d really like to wow attendees, consider exploring restaurants that serve a side of history, too. From vintage bowling alleys to army barracks, we know you’ll want to give these eateries a closer look.
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I’m feeling a bit of Pennsylvania pride at the moment. It might be the well-deserved summer after that really long winter, or it might be the fun things I’ve done in PA the last few weeks, but I think it really has more to do with Pennsylvania earning top marks for its food by Open Table.
Last week the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills hosted a poolside cooking demonstration to celebrate the launch of some new additions to the Cabana Restaurant menu. As waiters circulated with samples on silver serving trays the press in attendance (myself included) swarmed for every bite. Here’s what makes this surprising: those nibbles didn’t include the usual high-end fare of caviar or glistening slices of sashimi. There were no Kobe beef sliders or lobster wontons.
EVER SINCE AUGUSTUS ALLEN GIFTED HOUSTON WITH MARKET SQUARE PARK IN 1854, it has been a community gathering point for the city. In recent years, a surge of interest in historic renovation cropped up downtown, and a redesigned Market Square Park opened to the public in 2010. Nestled in the center of the Historic District, the refurbished park now serves as an anchor to the neighborhood’s thriving historic bar and restaurant scene.