Sunday through Wednesday, March 25-28 and April 1-4
See official website for details and list of restaurants
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Dessert fads may come and go, but regardless of what’s cool or not cool at the moment in the eyes of the Food Channel, we think they’re all delicious. As the era of the cupcake starts to wane and the cake ball vs. macaroon/whoopie pie argument gathers steam, Austin Cake Ball gets ahead of the curve with a full bar and lunch+dinner menu. The elegantly-appointed space between Macy’s and Kona Grill at the center of The Domain welcomes patrons for anything from a full-scale dinner with drinks to a tiny takeout box of their delectable confections, literally about 3 dollars a pop. Perfect for a business lunch or a date night complete with shopping and strolling some of Austin’s higher-end retailers, Austin Cake Ball doesn’t disappoint with its savory bites.
3401 Esperanza Crossing at The Domain (near Macy’s)
Mon-Thurs: 11 am – 10 pm
Fri-Sat: 11 am – 11 pm
Sun: noon – 7 pm
See website for full menu and cake ball flavors
Texas, in a way, is like a big boiling chili pot of Southwestern goodness, made with ingredients like cowboy culture, barbecue, and the rodeo. The third of that series is in full swing throughout mid-March as Rodeo Austin ropes its steers, honors it country roots and cranks up the tunes: musical performances this year include guitar-wielding superstars like Gavin DeGraw, Sara Evans and The Band Perry, to name a few. And of course, there’s the spectacle of the rowdy ropin’ rodeo itself, with its ten-gallon showmanship and its loyalty to grand Texan traditions like pig races, petting zoos, and yes, even mutton-bustin’. Get your boots on and check out all the deep-fried awesomeness before it hangs up its hat and lasso on March 24.
Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane
March 9-24; Opens weekdays at 4 pm and weekends at 11 am
See official rodeo website for more info
Address: 404 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78701