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November
14

Order Holiday Pies at These Round Rock Spots

Pie Round Rock

Delicious holiday pies can be an important part of any festive season. That's certainly true here near Round Rock homes for sale. Although Texas is probably best known for the pecan or praline pie, your options are limitless when you look around at local bakeries near Round Rock.

If you have a hankering for pie this holiday season, our real estate agents might just have a suggestion or two. Check out these Round Rock spots for some of the best pies you'll find in the Lone Star State:

  • Paige's Bakehouse – 110 East Anderson Avenue, Suite #400, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Paige's Bakehouse makes it sweet and easy to order a pie for delivery right to your door in Round Rock – just pick what you want and provide 72 hours notice. There are cake pops, cookies, and (of course) all kinds of pies to enjoy. Among the headliners here are the coconut cream pie, chocolate cream pie, and vegan brownies. The vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free confections make it welcoming to everyone.

  • Tumble 22 Hot Chicken – 2111 North Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78664
    If you find yourself hankering for hot chicken, why not stop by Tumble 22 Hot Chicken? That name may not scream "pies," but prepare to be pleasantly surprised. In addition to the "O.G. Chicken Sandwich" that anchors the menu, you'll also discover a smattering of delectable desserts – with pies aplenty among them. Served dine-in or on the patio, they're great for cooling down after hot chicken!

  • Texan Cafe & Pie Shop – 207 East Street, Hutto, TX 78634
    The Texan Cafe & Pie Shop near Hutto homes for sale makes all of its tasty offerings from scratch each morning. Inspired by U.S. Route 66, it centers on hearty food made from scratch. On the expansive dessert menu, you'll always find apple pie, banana cream pie, blackberry cream pie, blueberry banana cream pie, blueberry pie, and cherry pie.

  • The Sweet Tooth Parlor – 808 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78664
    The Sweet Tooth Parlor is renowned across Round Rock for both its pies and its special occasion cakes. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, but classics like apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, and Texas buttermilk pie or sweet potato pie are always available. When you have a special occasion, you might consider the tiramisu, rum cake, red velvet cheesecake, or King Cake available all year round.

  • Papi's Pies – 10 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Established in 2012, Papi's Pies has made a name for itself as one of the best places to get fresh pie right here in Round Rock. On any given day, you can sample delights like strawberry rhubarb pie, tres leches, chocolate or coconut cream, Dutch apple, cherry, pumpkin, and bourbon pecan. Papi's has introduced salteñas to the area – a delicate oven-baked, meat-filled pastry.

Ready to find a home where you can host all your holiday gatherings? Contact us to discover the very best in Round Rock real estate.

November
7

November Round Rock Events

Round Rock Events

One of the biggest challenges in moving to a new area is finding things to do. Where are the cool events near Round Rock homes for sale that provide the chance to meet new people, get to know the area, and have some fun? There are a number of great events going on in Round Rock this November. Here's a roundup of our favorites.

  • 2022 Hike for Hunger Food Drive - 2000 South I-35, Suite M-2, Round Rock, TX 78681
    A combination hike and food drive, Hike for Hunger is a partnership between the Round Rock Police and the Round Rock Area Serving Center, which distributes food to those in need. Show up at 8:30 am at the U.S. Army Round Rock Recruiting Center on November 12th, grab a rucksack, and fill it with food. Then at 9 am, you'll go on a two-mile hike to deliver the food to the Serving Center. Most of the food will already be on site, having been collected for a drive in October. However, further donations of non-perishable food items will always be accepted if you want to bring some with you.

  • Lunchtime Series: Music on Main - 221 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Music on Main
    is an ongoing event, taking place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through November 10th. From 11:30 am to 1 pm, come to Downtown Round Rock and hear music from all different artists in all different genres. On Tuesday the 8th, it's Jimmy Linton. Then on the 10th, it's the Austin-based Mirage Jazz Ensemble. Whatever the music, it's a great way to come spend your lunch break.

  • Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show - 1600 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664
    On Saturday, November 12th, come to the Clay Madsen Recreation Center for the Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show. Browse a variety of booths where local vendors are selling their holiday-themed, hand-crafted wares - everything from gifts to ornaments to artwork and more. It's a fun, family weekend activity where you can meet and support local Round Rock artists and small businesses.

  • Lunch and Learn: Discovering Round Rock History - 301 West Bagdad Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664
    One of the best ways to get to know a new area is to learn about its history. If you want to know Round Rock better, then Round Rock Preservation's Lunch and Learn is for you. Tuesday, November 8th, from 12-1 pm at the Baca Center, you can bring a bagged lunch and listen to Round Rock expert Kerstin Harding tell you all the cool historical events and places that help make the town what it is. A water bottle and a cookie will be provided.

  • Beaujolais Nights: Jazz and Wine Uncorked - 221 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
    If you love jazz and French wine, then Beaujolais Nights: Jazz and Wine Uncorked is the event for you. Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is a French red wine, fermented quickly and traditionally released for sale on the third Thursday of November. Celebrations to open the first bottles of the year have been held around the world for over 70 years. Taking place this year on November 17th from 5 pm to 9 pm, this free event in Downtown Round Rock features wine, charcuterie, and live music by the Copa Kings. Open to anyone 21+, it's a wonderful local tradition and a fun way to spend an evening.

There are plenty of other great things to do in Round Rock throughout the year. Contact us if you're ready to make Round Rock your new home. Our real estate agents will help you find the house of your dreams in a neighborhood that's right for you.

September
26

Order Tex-Mex Favorites at These Round Rock Restaurants

Round Rock Tex Mex

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country just north of Austin, Round Rock offers a lot of great dining options. And in true Texas form, it should come as no surprise that there are some amazing Tex-Mex restaurants in our neck of the woods, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorites.

  • Burros Tex Mex Bar and Grill - 900 E Palm Valley Blvd Suite 920, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Known for its quirky ambiance and colorful decor inspired by Mexican history, Burros Tex Mex Bar & Grill is a great local watering hole. Their menu draws from flavors on both sides of the border, with authentic Mexican street tacos and enchiladas side-by-side with buffalo-style wings and chicken-fried steak. Located just minutes from these Round Rock homes for sale, Burros Tex Mex also serves up some tasty margaritas, and they have some great happy hour specials. 

  • Recuerdos - 109 W Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    There's something special about great food served in an unpretentious, no-frills space. That's what you'll find at Recuerdos, a cozy hole-in-the-wall joint that offers up homestyle Mexican plates made with the freshest possible ingredients. Stop in early to grab a chorizo plate for breakfast or enjoy a combination plate of tacos and enchiladas for dinner. Recuerdos also serves a great selection of imported Mexican beer.

  • Cinco Sentidos Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar - 2000 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
    One of Round Rock's best local, family-owned Tex-Mex establishments, Cinco Sentidos Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar is a true hidden gem. Carne asada, house fajitas, and chicken enchiladas are a few of the most popular items on their wide-ranging menu. To sample a little bit of everything, go for the Cinco Sentidos Combination Plate, which includes a tostada, shredded chicken or ground beef taco, cheese enchilada, and sides of rice and either charro or refried beans.

  • El Rinconcito Mexican Food - 1711 N Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Dining at El Rinconcito Mexican Food feels like sitting down to a home-cooked meal, and in a way, that's exactly what it is. With a homey, welcoming dining room and a menu packed with traditional Mexican dishes passed down through generations, this place rewards diners with a great meal and a memorable experience. Tortillas are always made in-house from scratch daily, and El Rinconcito serves some of the best beef barbacoa you're ever likely to taste.

  • The Alcove Cantina - 119 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    For tacos and entertainment in Downtown Round Rock, The Alcove Cantina is as good as it gets. Tacos are served to overflow with toppings and your choice of meat (the grilled fish tacos are a particular standout), and you can catch live bands and DJs here every Friday and Saturday night. The Alcove Cantina is also a go-to destination for tequila fans; the bar stocks 30-plus varieties of tequila and mezcal at all times and also crafts some outstanding house margaritas. 

  • Juarez Restaurant & Bakery - 1701 S Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Offering some of the best Mexican baked goods in the Austin area, Juarez Restaurant & Bakery has been a Round Rock staple since 1993. Their bakery turns out next-level churros, buñuelos, and dozens of other specialties, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Juarez Restaurant & Bakery also offers an espresso bar and serves up a well-rounded all-day menu. Breakfast staples like guacamole toast and breakfast tacos are served until noon.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Round Rock, TX. If you're searching for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find one in Central Texas. 

July
11

Drink Local: Central Texas Breweries

Round Rock Breweries

The craft brewing scene around Central Texas has never been better, and now is the perfect time to experience all that your local brewery has to offer. With taprooms serving up creative, original brews, delicious food, live entertainment, and a busy lineup of special events all summer long, it's easy to find a brewery that suits your style. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on 5 Central Texas breweries that you won't want to miss.

  • Bluebonnet Beer Company – 1700 Bryant Dr. #107, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Founded in 2013 at its location around the corner from Round Rock homes for sale and boasting a 4.9-star rating on more than 150 Google reviews, Bluebonnet Beer Company has earned its reputation as one of the best craft breweries in Central Texas. The husband-and-wife team of Clare and David Hulama oversee every step of the brewing process and have worked together to create the award-winning lineup of craft beers that you can enjoy in the Bluebonnet taproom every weekend.

  • Cork & Barrel Pub – 4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
    A neighborhood pub with a strong Irish vibe and a microbrewery on-site, Cork & Barrel Pub aims to bring the quintessential Irish pub experience to Round Rock. The founder of the pub, Sam Darlington, was born and raised in Ireland before living in Texas for the last 30 years. Cork & Barrel Pub blends the atmosphere of an Irish pub with the cuisine of Central Texas and adds a beautiful outdoor beer garden to the mix for good measure.

  • RedHorn Coffeehouse & Brewing Co. – 13010 W. Parmer Ln. #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Located near Cedar Park homes for sale with a unique menu among Central Texas craft breweries, RedHorn Coffeehouse & Brewing Co. has a drink to suit every mood. Stop by in the morning to enjoy coffee sourced from small-batch roasters worldwide, then come back after work to sample craft brews. There's also a delicious selection of sandwiches available for lunch and dinner.

  • Rentsch Brewery – 2500 Northeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626
    For great service and even better craft beer, try a trip to Rentsch Brewery at its convenient location near Georgetown homes for sale. This is a great brewery to visit if you like live performances and special events. Rentsch Brewery frequently showcases the best bands from the vibrant Georgetown music scene and hosts special events every week. Stop by to enjoy everything from Family Paints & Pints to Swag Hip Hop Yoga at Rentsch Brewery.

  • Barking Armadillo Brewing – 507 River Bend Dr., Georgetown, TX 78628
    If you prefer your craft brews with a side of live entertainment, then Barking Armadillo Brewing is the perfect destination for your next night out. Enjoy live music every weekend, Red's Taproom Trivia on Thursday nights, stand-up comedy on select Fridays, and a singer-songwriter roundup on the first & third Wednesday of every month. The taproom is open from Wednesday through Sunday every week, with a rotating selection of more than a dozen Barking Armadillo craft beers on tap and a different food truck serving up unique meals each day.

Searching for a home close to all of the great breweries and attractions in Central Texas? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas communities.

July
5

New Restaurants in Round Rock

Round Rock

The Round Rock area has a pretty vibrant restaurant scene. From gastropubs to cafes, we have a little bit of everything here — and new restaurants are opening all the time. If you're dying to try something different, we recommend taking a break from looking at Round Rock homes for sale and dining at one of these new restaurants. There's something on this list for everyone.

  • Cork & Barrel: 4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665
    Cork & Barrel is a brewpub that combines the Irish pub atmosphere with traditional Texas hospitality. Their in-house creations include Island Time, a Juicy IPA, and Joshua Tree, a lovely pale ale. They brew their beer in small batches and are always adding to the list.

    On the food menu at Cork & Barrel, you'll find sharable appetizers, burgers, and inventive sandwiches. Guests love the Guinness Battered Fish & Chips, and the Flaming Bacon is a favorite, too.

  • The Sweet Tooth Parlor: 808 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78664
    Stop by The Sweet Tooth Parlor for incredible sweets and baked goods. This new bakery-cafe serves delectable cupcakes, frosted cookies, muffins, and more. Customers love their peanut butter cookies, which are soft and perfectly sweet.

    The Sweet Tooth Parlor is also a great place to enjoy lunch or brunch. Their cafe menu features sandwiches, soups, and fresh salads. 

  • Milano Ristorante: 1700 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Ste #300, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Milano Ristorante is a new Italian restaurant that would be perfect for date night or a celebratory meal. The atmosphere inside is modern yet inviting with that traditional Italian comfort. Their chef, John Braga, takes pride in offering a revolving menu with bold and unique flavors. 

    Favorites here include the Chicken Piccata, which is served in a lovely white wine and lemon sauce. The lasagna and bolognese are also incredible; both are great choices if you enjoy pasta. Don't leave without enjoying a cannoli or limoncello cake for dessert, too!

  • 620's Healthy Hub: 1312 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, TX 78681
    If you're looking for a new place to enjoy a smoothie, iced coffee, or other refreshing beverage, 620's Healthy Hub is the place to be. This modern cafe has an atmosphere that's as fresh and lively as its menu.

    620's Healthy Hub has a long menu of protein shakes in flavors like Cinnabun, Chunky Monkey, and Birthday Cake. Their loaded teas are also popular, as are their meal bars and protein bites. You could always enjoy a drink on-site, then order some high-protein snacks to take home for later.

  • Hula Pig Hawaiian BBQ: 5430 US 79, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Texas barbecue can remain your favorite, but you have to at least give Hawaiian BBQ a chance to compete! Hula Pig Hawaiian BBQ is the perfect place to explore this cuisine.

    This bright and sassy food truck offers all the classics. Their Loco Moco Bowl is just like the one you'd get in Hawaii — piled high with rice, a beef patty, spam, fried eggs, and gravy. You can't go wrong with the Huma Huma Chicken, either. It's covered in Hula sauce and served with mac salad, a must-have in Hawaii.

No matter which one of these new restaurants you visit, you're sure to have a delicious meal. If you're new to the Round Rock area and looking for a place to call home, contact us soon. Our real estate agents would be happy to help guide you.

June
13

Central Texas Sushi Restaurants for International Sushi Day

Central Texas Sushi

Sushi has become one of the most popular international delicacies in America in recent years, and Central Texas has fully embraced sushi thanks to an excellent collection of local Asian restaurants. With International Sushi Day coming up on June 18, now is the perfect time to experience all that your favorite sushi spot has to offer. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 5 of the best Central Texas sushi restaurants for you to enjoy.

  • Miso Korean & Japanese – 2400 S. I-35, #150, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Family-owned and with a name that translates to "Smile" in Korean, you can always count on the team at Miso Korean & Japanese to provide friendly, personal service near Round Rock homes for sale. Of course, the food is excellent, too! In addition to a wide selection of authentic Korean cuisine, Miso offers dozens of different sushi rolls to choose from, including unique chef's specials and vegetarian rolls. Miso Korean & Japanese is open every day for lunch and dinner, from Monday through Saturday.

  • Sushi Koen – 201 University Oaks Blvd., Ste. 1290, Round Rock, TX 78665
    When you're in the mood for a quick, convenient, tasty Japanese meal, the staff at Sushi Koen has you covered. The recipe for success at Sushi Koen is simple. They source the freshest high-quality ingredients and hire expertly trained chefs who know how to put those ingredients to work. Sushi Koen also has an especially large selection of chef's special rolls, so you'll always have something new to try.

  • Tokyo Steak House & Sushi Bar – 201 Sundance Pkwy., Ste. D, Round Rock, TX 78681
    Have someone in your group who enjoys Japanese cuisine but isn't a fan of sushi? Tokyo Steak House & Sushi Bar offers the best of both worlds, with a full-service sushi bar and hibachi tables where the chefs are as entertaining as the food is delicious. This restaurant is known for its cozy atmosphere, generous portions, and a menu that truly features something for every member of the family.

  • Iron Fish Sushi & Grill – 900 E. Pecan St., Ste. 800, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    It's not hard to find delicious sushi close to Pflugerville homes for sale, thanks to outstanding local restaurants like Iron Fish Sushi & Grill. In addition to lunch and dinner, Iron Fish offers a late-night menu full of great sushi. The team here prides itself on using fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients in every roll and entree. And when you're in the mood for a sushi night at home, they offer convenient online ordering with curbside pickup.

  • Sushi Ocean – 16238 Ranch Rd. 620 N., Ste. A, Austin, TX 78171
    With a convenient location near Austin homes for sale and a menu that features all of your favorite rolls along with a few surprises, Sushi Ocean is a great choice to visit for International Sushi Day this year. Sushi Ocean also offers a selection of baked and deep-fried rolls that you won't find at every sushi restaurant. Be sure to check out the many combination platters on the menu, which feature the chef's selections of sushi and sashimi for groups of any size. Stop by during your lunch break to pick up a Bento box packed with great food or one of the many delicious sushi lunch combos on the menu.

Ready to buy, sell or learn more about real estate in Central Texas? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas Communities.

September
13

Oktoberfest: Beer Gardens Around Cedar Park

Cedar Park Beer

Oktoberfest, which begins September 18th, may have originated in Germany, but you can have lots of fun celebrating closer to home. Join our real estate agents and head to one of these delightful beer gardens near Round Rock homes for sale

  • The Good Lot - 2500 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613
    A family-friendly beer garden? No, it's not a dream. The Good Lot, which opened in July, was created to be a neighborhood hangout just down the street from Cedar Park homes for sale. Kids can enjoy yard games in the play area while mom and dad relax over a pint of beer or glass of wine. Enjoy live music on the weekends and open mic night on Wednesdays. Grab a bite from the Oink Mobile, a bacon-themed food truck. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 9 p.m. Sunday.

  • Hops & Thyme - 2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd. #400, Lakeway, TX 78734
    Oktoberfest is a perfect time to try a new beer. With 36 rotating craft beers on tap at Hops & Thyme, you're sure to find one you've never had before. The upscale food menu includes fresh, made-from-scratch items such as smoked pork belly lamb burger and drumsticks confit. Bring the family in after a day of touring Lakeway homes for sale for live music and lawn games. Hops & Thyme is open 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday with brunch served all day.

  • Whitestone Brewery - 601 E. Whitestone Blvd. #500, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Ryan and Danielle Anglen, owners of Whitestone Brewery, take their commitment to the community seriously. They regularly conduct fundraisers for local charities that are near and dear to their hearts, such as the upcoming "Drive for the Dream" golf tournament on Saturday, October 16. The couple has also designed the brewery to be a comfortable, pet-friendly gathering place. Having your own Oktoberfest celebration? Order your favorite Whitestone brews online for convenient pickup in 30 minutes. Hours are noon - 9 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, noon - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. - 13010 West Parmer Lane #800, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Start and end your day at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co., where they excel at "Coffee, Beer, and Good Vibes." Both beverages are brewed in-house, and they pair well with the sandwiches and salads that are also made fresh on site. On Friday nights, sit back with your choice of drink and enjoy some live music. Short on time? Order online for quick pickup. Red Horn is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Hedgehog Brewing LLC - 3200 Woodall Dr., C-1, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Brothers Chris and Jonathan Harris use Wild Hill Country yeast as the key ingredient in their unique farmhouse beers from Hedgehog Brewing LLC. Farmhouse beers feature a more rustic style with a pleasantly tart crispness. How can you resist brews with such whimsical names as "Need for Tweed" and "Hoptimism?" Their latest flavor, "Middleman," is a tribute to Marvis "Middle Man" Dixon, an icon of the local brewing scene. Hours at Hedgehog are 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, noon - 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 8 p.m. Sunday.

Autumn is also a great time to buy or sell a home. Contact us at RE/MAX Capital City to get started.

May
25

Celebrate National Brisket Day at these Austin Restaurants

Central Texas BBQ

We hope you've been saving your appetite. National Brisket Day is coming right up on May 28th, and Texas is a mighty fine place to be when a holiday like that rolls around. 

Our real estate agents love a lot of things about the Austin area and the food is definitely high on the list. For some of the best BBQ that Texas has to offer, check out these local spots! 

  1. Salt Lick BBQ - 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Serving world-famous Texas-style barbecue brisket, sausage, and sides, Salt Lick BBQ has been a staple of the Austin area barbecue scene for years. They also serve a mean chocolate pecan pie for dessert. Salt Lick BBQ is one of many great restaurants in Round Rock, less than 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Austin and a stone's throw from these Round Rock homes for sale.

  2. Liberty Barbecue - 103 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Offering mouth-watering barbecue in a cozy, brick-lined space, Liberty Barbecue is known for serving all the Texas barbecue staples, along with a few unique twists like smoked turkey flatbreads and grilled cheese and brisket sandwiches. The meats are smoked to perfection, and the side dishes are so good they almost steal the show (cucumber salad is a favorite). They also have a full bar with 14 beers on tap at all times. 

  3. Jack Allen's Kitchen - 1345 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Serving up a diverse menu sourced from right here in Texas, Jack Allen's Kitchen offers a lot more than barbecue. But man, they do make some killer barbecue. The slow-braised beef barbacoa enchiladas are out of this world, and the mac and cheese is some of the best you're ever likely to taste. Jack Allan's Kitchen has become so popular that they've grown to include several locations in and around Austin. This summer they'll be opening a Cedar Park location, only a short drive from Austin and mere minutes from many Cedar Park homes for sale

  4. Hello Sweetie BBQ - 2200 S Austin Ave Ste 101, Georgetown, TX 78626
    Hello Sweetie BBQ serves classic Texas barbecue combo plates, with your choice of pit-smoked brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken, and ribs (not to mention 10 different sides). And as if the food wasn't enough, their fun, funky atmosphere will make you want to come back again and again. Hello Sweetie BBQ is located in the charming city of Georgetown, TX, which is known for its historic downtown square, with numerous stores and Georgetown homes for sale dating back to the 1800s. 

  5. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q - 2400 I-35, Round Rock, TX 78681
    One of Austin's most iconic barbecue joints, Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q serves simple, slow-smoked-to-perfection brisket in a no-frills setting. The place is set up cafeteria-style with indoor and outdoor picnic tables, and the food is consistently perfect. If brisket isn't what you're after, go for the St. Louis style ribs of half chicken instead. Rudy's has grown to include numerous locations all over Texas. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. From its vibrant music scene to its incredible food, it's a place like no other. 

March
22

International Waffle Day: Where to Get Breakfast Near Austin

Round Rock BreakfastDid you know that the first waffles were made all the way back in the 13th century? People loved them from the start, and eventually, the first modern waffle iron was patented in 1869. The waffle remains one of the most popular breakfast foods in the world, and International Waffle Day on March 25th presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate this tasty treat. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of excellent places to enjoy breakfast foods in the Austin area. Our real estate agents have all of the delicious details on where to find the best waffles and all of your breakfast favorites around Austin.

  1. Blue Dahlia Bistro – 3663 Bee Caves Rd., West Lake Hills, TX 78746
    Located on the edge of the Austin in West Lake Hills, you'll find the lovely Blue Dahlia Bistro, a European-style bistro with a reputation for serving fresh, delicious meals. The team here uses organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to create meals based on recipes from throughout Europe. The brunch menu at Blue Dahlia Bistro is filled with unique takes on all of your breakfast favorites, so this is a great place to celebrate International Waffle Day.

  2. 1431 Cafe – 601 E Whitestone Blvd. Suite 300, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    If you're looking for a restaurant where there are always unique waffle flavors on the menu, try a visit to the 1431 Cafe when you're near Cedar Park homes for sale. Be sure to check out the daily specials because 1431 Cafe offers a selection of seasonal waffle flavors that you won't find anywhere else. No matter when you visit, you're sure to find a diverse selection of waffles on the menu, along with your favorite breakfast side dishes.

  3. Jim's Restaurant – 12832 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78750
    It's easy to find a great breakfast close to Austin homes for sale, thanks to local favorites like Jim's Restaurant. The menu here is packed with homestyle breakfast favorites, including the classic Cowboy Waffle made with a special house-made batter. There are multiple Jim's Restaurant locations in Austin, and beyond, so it's easy to enjoy a fresh, hot breakfast anytime you like.

  4. Waffle Love – 1300 Gattis School Rd. #100, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Love waffles? So does the team at Waffle Love! This breakfast destination located near Round Rock homes for sale specializes in waffles, with tons of toppings and flavors to choose from on the menu. Just about everything on the menu here features a waffle in some way, from breakfast sandwiches with waffles as bread to sweet, fruit-topped waffles that every member of the family will enjoy. Waffle Love has been featured on several food-focused TV shows and is known for serving some of the best waffles in Texas.

  5. George's on the Town – 708 S Interstate 35, Georgetown, TX 78628
    George's on the Town 
    is a popular place for lunch, dinner, and happy hour near Georgetown homes for sale, but did you know that they also offer an outstanding Sunday brunch? Stop by on a Sunday morning to try the brunch menu in a modern, upscale atmosphere, where customer service is always a top priority. George's on the Town also features a full bar, along with tons of food and drink specials every day.

Living in the Austin area means that you're never far from great restaurants, and our team is here to help you find your next local home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Austin, TX area.

February
8

Date Night in Austin: 5 Places Your Valentine Will Love

Austin Date Night

When it comes to Valentine's Day, our real estate agents love coming up with more imaginative ideas than the usual flowers and candy. Plan a romantic date night to remember at these exciting locations near Austin homes for sale.

  1. Tony & Luigi's - 1201 S. Church St., Georgetown, TX 78626
    Even Lady and the Tramp found romance over a plate of pasta. Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine at Tony & Luigi's. Since 2008, couples around Georgetown homes for sale have been heading to Tony & Luigi's for great food, wine, and ambiance. Along with a wide range of classic pasta dishes, the menu features equally delicious meat and seafood entrées. End the dinner with one of the luscious desserts that are almost too pretty to eat. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Friday and Saturday when closing time is 10 p.m.

  2. Inner Space Cavern - 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd., Georgetown, TX 78626
    Exploring underground caves is a perfect date for adventure lovers! Inner Space Cavern offers a fascinating journey through tight spaces and large, cathedral-like "rooms." Along the way, you may even spot some prehistoric animal bones. Dress appropriately, as the humidity is high year-round. Choose from two different tours, or take both and receive a $4 discount. Inner Space Cavern is open seven days a week. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

  3. Bent Oak Winery - 2000 Windy Terrace, Bldg. 2-B, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Wine tasting carries an air of sophistication perfect for Valentine's Day. The tasting room at Bent Oak Winery pours a carefully chosen selection of wines made from grapes grown just minutes from Cedar Park homes for sale. Weekly food and wine pairings include dishes such as housemade green chile corn chowder. Seatings are held Wednesday through Sunday by reservation only. Check the website for schedule and availability.

  4. Zilker Botanical Garden - 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78746
    Why bother with a single bouquet when you can give acres of flowers? You'll feel miles away from the urban bustle of Austin with a visit to the lush grounds of Zilker Botanical Garden. Take in spectacular views of downtown as you stroll among the gardens and groves, passing streams and koi ponds along the way. Admission is only $6 for residents of Austin and $8 for non-residents. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased on the website. Zilker Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  5. Gigi's Cupcakes - 3944 Ranch Rd. 620 S #130, Bee Cave, TX 78738
    Yes, cupcakes make an excellent Valentine's Day gift. Just ask Brian Orakpo and Michael Griffin, standout football players for the Tennessee Titans and UT Austin. For their first business venture, the men opened Gigi's Cupcakes. The pair have even been featured on ESPN demonstrating their cupcake-making prowess. In addition to mouthwatering flavors such as Chocolate Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Cheesecake, Gigi's offers gluten-free and vegan-friendly options. Order online for convenient carryout at their location near Bee Cave homes for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.

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February
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National Pizza Day: Where to Celebrate Near Austin

Austin Pizza Shops

Between the crust, cheese, sauce, and toppings, pizza more or less covers the major food groups, so our real estate agents can rationalize that they're eating healthy! More importantly, pizza just tastes really good. Celebrate National Pizza Day on Tuesday, February 9 with the pie of your choice from these top restaurants around Austin homes for sale

  1. Brooklyn Pie Co. - 2711 La Frontera Blvd., Suite 330, Round Rock, TX 78681 
    The Big Apple may be more known for pizza than Italy is. Brooklyn Pie Co. brings those iconic foldable slices to the community near Round Rock homes for sale. The dough and Old World tomato sauce are made from scratch, using family recipes passed down since the 1940s. Fast-food lovers will go for the White Castle Cheeseburger, topped with hamburger, red onions, bacon, and Cheddar cheese, while purists will appreciate the classic simplicity of the Margherita. For more NYC flavor, try the Carnegie Deli cheesecake. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week.

  2. Yaghi's New York Pizzeria - 1552 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    When it comes to the freshness of their pies, Yaghi's New York Pizzeria goes the extra mile. In addition to their dough and sauce, Yaghi's makes all their sausage, meatballs, hamburger, chicken, and steak toppings in-house. All meat is 100 percent natural, with no added preservatives or artificial flavors. Vegans and vegetarians will appreciate the number of meat-free specialty pies and calzones available. Call ahead or order online for pickup after a day of viewing Pflugerville homes for sale. Yaghi's is open daily from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. except for Friday and Saturday when hours are extended until 10 p.m. 

  3. East Side Pies - 1401 Rosewood Ave., Austin, TX 78702
    By its nature, pizza offers a pleasing range of variety to diners. East Side Pies goes one better by providing a number of different sauces to go with the large selection of toppings. Choose from the traditional red sauce, ricotta, black bean, chimichurri, pesto, or extra virgin olive oil. Take your pie up to the gourmet level with toppings such as organic brown eggs, avocado, roasted cremini mushrooms, smoked salmon, and sweet potatoes. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

  4. Sabino's Pizza Pub - 2082 US Hwy. 183, Suite 110, Leander, TX 78641
    Do you prefer pizza crust you can really sink your teeth into? Sabino's Pizza Pub features the double-crust stuffed Chicago style, made famous in America's other pizza capital. Thin crust is also on the menu, so everyone can have their favorite. Are you up to the challenge of El Diablo? This spicy crossover pizza is topped with pepperoni, poblanos, serranos, jalapeños, habaneros, and pepperoncini. Sabino's is just minutes from Leander homes for sale for quick carryout. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  5. Guy Tano's Kitchen - 901 Crystal Falls Pkwy, Suite 101, Leander, TX 78641
    The name of Guy Tano's Kitchen is a loving tribute to owner Ambrogio Buraglia's dad. Gaetano Buraglia had his own Italian restaurant in California and shared his culinary secrets with his son, hoping Ambrogio would follow in his father's footsteps. No matter what type of pizza you order, Guy Tano's devoted customers say your meal isn't complete without an order of the signature garlic knots, dusted with Parmesan cheese and served with marinara dipping sauce. Guy Tano's is open noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 8 p.m. Sunday.

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