Thursday, July 28, 2016

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Austin, TX 78701 (512) 474-1958 Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-12am MENU   Scholz Garten You know local politicians have been throwing the word iconic around these days (think Las Manitas) with impunity.  Continue Reading »

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 (512) 827-2750 Sun-Thu: 11am-Midnight Fri-Sat: 11am–2am   Second Bar + Kitchen My enthusiasm for Chef David Bull is well known by readers of Dining Out with Rob Since his dramatic makeover ten  Continue Reading »

Shahi Cafe

12410 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78753 (512) 837-8669 Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm MENU   Shahi CafeToday’s review is about Shahi Cafe on North Lamar near Parmer, a wonderful restaurant featuring Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. It  Continue Reading »


6718 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin, TX 78752 (512) 458-8088 Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight MENU   Shanghai Many successful Chinese restaurants are often family affairs: and in no case is this more evident than at Shanghai at Middle  Continue Reading »


718 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-8899 Mon-Thu: 11am-2pm Mon-Thu: 5pm-12am Fri: 11am-2pm Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 5pm-2am Sun: 6pm-1am     Silhouette is a new Sushi restaurant at 7th and Congress at the site of the former and  Continue Reading »


11066 Pecan Park Blvd. #402 Cedar Park, TX 78613 (512) 257-0788 Mon-Thu: 11am-3pm Mon-Thu: 5-10pm Fri: 11am-3pm Fri: 5pm-Midnight Sat: Noon-Midnight Sun: Noon-9pm MENU     Chef Andy SotoHey foodies, Rob Balon here  Continue Reading »

Southside Flying Pizza

2206 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704 (512) 442-4246 Mon: 11am-11pm Tue-Thu: 11am-Midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-1am Sun: 11am-Midnight     Southside Flying Pizza Southside Flying Pizza is the kind of pizza joint that announces itself with  Continue Reading »

Star of India

2900 W. Anderson #12 Austin, TX 78757 (512) 452-8199 Daily: 11am-2:30pm Fri-Sat: 5:30-10:30pm Sun-Thu: 5:30-10pm MENU   There is a certain expectation regarding most Indian restaurants like the Star of India: they  Continue Reading »

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd. Austin, TX 78732 (512) 381-0800 Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm     Steiner Ranch Steakhouse If you had to pick out a spot for a classic Texas steakhouse, I don’t think you could choose a better one  Continue Reading »


575 Lost Pines Road Lost Pines, TX 78612 (512) 308-4860 Wed-Sat: 6pm-10pm   One of the really interesting changes in the restaurant world over the past 10 years has been the astonishing improvement of hotel restaurants. In no case is that  Continue Reading »