Mother's Day ~ "Foodie" Friday 5/11/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Mother’s Day is Sunday and the weather here in Austin will be perfect - in the 90's with lots of warm sunny rays and blue skies.  Thinking about letting someone else do the cooking? Why not treat Mom to a delicious meal dining indoors or al fresco. Here are 4 choices around town, including the lake but, make check on reservations, they fill up fast!!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there!





Second Street - downtown           512.777.5062


North Italia is more than an Italian restaurant. they understand that great Italian food is an art.  They have an open kitchen where you can watch the cooking done from scratch. They know sharing a dish of homemade pasta with family and friends is as good as it gets.


A sample of what you'll find on the menu:  Arancini - crispy mushroom risotto stuffed with scamorza cheese & served with red wine sauce... Zucca chips - delicious!! Red Wine Glazed Short Ribs - with heirloom carrot, swiss chard and creamy mascarpone polenta...Roasted Salmon - with white bean ragu, broccolini, lemon olive oil gremolata and saba


THE ROARING FORK              

Stonelake Blvd - NW Austin Arboretum area                     512.342.2700

 The Roaring Fork's wood fired cooking has the spirit of bold American cuisine.  Freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish that is prepared on a wood fire rotisserie, an open flame grill or wood oven roasting.


A sample of their menu:  Tortilla Soup - a rich tortilla broth with rotisserie chicken, avocado and tortilla strips...Fried Avocado and Crab - spicy crab with remoulade and chives.  On the specialties menu - Rainbow Trout with roasted almonds, brown butter, fried capers and sautéed green beans....Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin - served on Logan Turnpike cheese grits and garnished with Mexican street corn.



On Lake Travis                   512.266.2442

 The Oasis Lake Travis restaurant is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas and is called the Sunset Capital of Texas.  It's a 30,000 sq. ft. restaurant on a cliff 450 feet above Lake Travis with multiple dining desks overlooking the lake. That makes eating at dusk with your camera ready the best time to catch the sunset and listen to the sunset bells ring out.


On their appetizer menu: Aquachile de Camarones - fresh shrimp in lime juice, blended tomatillo and chiles with red onion, cucumber, cilantro and avocado....Chicken Diablo - tender strips of chicken breast, sliced jalapeño, wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, tossed in their Texas BBQ sauce with jalapeño ranch. On the Tex-Mex menu - Grilled Shrimp Tacos with purple cabbage, pico de gallo drizzed with jalapeño ranch in flour tortillas served with guacamole salad....Sabana de Pollo - grilled chicken over rice with black beans, queso, roasted serrano chiles, sauteed onions, pico de gallo and avocado.



Palm Way - The Domain NW Austin                     512.356.9384

Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant in the very popular Domain.  This is where you will get a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas!  Their Italian chefs create the perfect menu using only seasonal ingredients. It's a special place where diners become family and friends.


On the Appetizer menu - Beef cured Carpaccio with shaved asparagus, baby arugula, parmesan & meyer lemon truffle dressing and grissini....Frito Misto - calamari, shrimp, shallots, zucchini and carrots with a spicy tomato aioli...On the Risotto menu there's Risotto Al Parmigiano Con Salsa Tartufata  with parmesan cheese and black truffle sauce...Risotta Al Frutti Di Mare - risotto with shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and tomato...On the Pasta menu there's Eggplant Parmigiano with provolone, basil oil and parmigiana sauce served with spaghetti...Spaghetti Carbonara with pancetta, egg yolk, cream, parmesan and fresh black pepper.


This is just a sample of what is available in Austin for Mother’s Day dining.  Relax and enjoy spending this day making Moms and Grandmothers feel extra special.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. It will be rainy in Chicago on Mother's day. We will, however, have a brunch on our balcony! Enjoy your day!

May 11, 2018 04:38 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: Any opportunity to avoid cooking is a win in my book. I imagine North Italia will be hopping with business this weekend.

May 11, 2018 05:02 AM #2
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Dorie, it's a great weekend to get out and enjoy a meal with family. Mom's surely shouldn't be cooking!

May 11, 2018 05:49 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Dorie... what a great line up of places to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday. Anything Italian would always be my first choice, but the Oasis place sounds heavenly.

May 11, 2018 05:53 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Dorie. Normally you kill me with these but I just had a wonderful 6 course lunch.

May 11, 2018 06:34 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie -  this all sounds delicious.  I hope your family will treat you to some great cuisine on Mother's Day.

May 11, 2018 08:34 AM #6
James Grant
Asheville, NC

Hello, Dorie. Thanks for sharing a lot of places to celebrate Mothers Day! Advance Happy Mothers Day on you too.

May 11, 2018 08:36 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Knew I shouldn't read your post before lunch, now I am hungry, those restaurants all sound delicious.

May 11, 2018 08:50 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Looks like your family has several great venues to choose from Dorie 

May 11, 2018 09:22 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How nice of you to share all the perfect restaurants for celebrating Mother's Day.  We use to host it for Ron's Mother at our home in Los Angeles, and on occasion my mother flew down to join the party.  A

May 11, 2018 09:40 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - mouth-watering choices for any day--especially when you want good food and no dishes to clear/wash.

May 11, 2018 10:32 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some great options for spoiling Mom on her special day.  I hope all of the Mom's out there have a very special day.

May 11, 2018 10:40 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie,  Sounds like some great places to take mom to for Mother day weekend.  

May 11, 2018 11:11 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie what a great selection to help the Mom's to be treated for a meal...since I do all the cooking in this household Diane is not going to be treated outside...rather it will be a meal at home...Endre

May 11, 2018 10:23 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Happy Mother's Day Dorie- There are so many good and different places to treat Mom on Mother's Day in Austin!!!

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