Restaurant Recommendation: Cover 3 combines sports & upscale dining

  • Restaurant Recommendation: Cover 3 combines sports & upscale dining

     
    FROM THE Spring 2015 ISSUE
     

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.

“We think Cover 3 is in a league of its own,” says co-owner Matt Dodson. “By focusing on the entire entertainment experience from the food to the drinks to the atmosphere, we are able to create an environment that is accessible and enjoyable to everyone, from the avid sports fanatic to the casual sports lover.”

The chef-driven menu features a variety of selections ranging from the Allandale Salad made with baby spinach, mixed greens, chicken, Applewood smoked bacon, dates, avocado, chopped egg, red onion, blue cheese, candied walnuts and honey balsamic vinaigrette to the Chop House burger. Intending to provide a cozy, accessible atmosphere, the restaurants feature leather booths and granite-topped tables.

For groups, the North Austin location’s private dining room can accommodate up to 40, while the Sky Box upstairs holds 20 to 80 in a space furnished with cocktail tables and red leather sofas. The Party Room at the downtown Austin location can accommodate 32 guests and has two 80-inch TVs. In San Antonio, the Suite offers a luxurious space for up to 20, while the outdoor Main Patio can hosts events for 60 to 80. 

If there is a better hair-of-the-dog drink than a bloody mary, we sure don’t know what it is. Visit Beaumont shared its recipe for a tasty Sunday brunch cocktail, and they even made it for eight, so you can treat your friends!

 

Born and raised in Bryan, about 90 miles east of Village of Salado, Chadley Hollas, Village of Salado’s director of tourism, says he came to the town with one goal: to help Salado become Texas’ best small destination. His favorite thing about his adopted hometown is the people. “They are quirky, creative and hospitable—a neat combination that makes for many good conversations,” says Hollas.

 

Question: What is your one must-have for business travel?
 

"My Mophie power station so I don’t have to compete for outlets during a flight delay or have that awkward moment of leaning into my neighbor’s lap while trying to find an outlet on the plane."

India Rhodes, CSEP Dallas Partner | Wilkinson Rhodes