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1992, Charles Butt acquired a special piece of property on the corner of 38½ and Lamar in Austin, Texas. His goal? Build a destination market that would turn grocery shopping into an enjoyable experience by providing unparalleled food products and customer service. He turned to John Campbell, whose 30-year career at H-E-B began as a store checker, to make it all happen.
Campbell’s quest to create a different kind of grocery store took him to the world’s finest markets for inspiration. On his journey, he had an epiphany. Rather than carry products that customers could find almost anywhere, he decided Central Market would feature a wide array of foods never before offered in Texas.
H-E-B opened the first Central Market in Austin in 1994. It was quickly dubbed “an amusement park for food lovers.” The European-style fresh market concept amazed shoppers and chefs alike, and the store quickly became one of Austin’s most popular tourist destinations. In fact, it boasts an average of 2 million visitors each year!
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Since opening its doors in 1979 as an egg-and-pancake joint, the Omelettry West on Lake Austin Boulevard, this icon of Austin eating has grown into a nationally recognized hot spot for good food and local flair. Open 24/8, the Mag (which opened a second location on South Congress in 1988) can feed even the hungriest beast.
Considered one of the best 6th Street places to go
Welcome to a Wine Bar as unpretentious and inclusive as Austin itself. Our delicious and intriguing wines are thoughtfully chosen from vineyards all over the world! Come in often because our wine selection is constantly changing. The food menu is simple yet delectable, we offer cheese plates, salmon, olives and desserts. Our beers are mainly local with a few added belgium-style brews and ciders. All at a great value to be enjoyed in a setting that is at once contemporary and extremely comfortable. House Wine plays proud host to local charity events, and local artists works. We provide a place for musicians, both amatuer and professional, to swap songs and entertain which keeps Austin's proud traditon of great local music thriving. Not to mention all of these great amenities
The Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina is located at 1308 East 6th Street in beautiful Austin, Texas. We are 4 blocks east of I-35, between Navasota and Attayac on Sixth Street.
P. Terry's Burger Stand
Austin Monthly called us "Anti-Fast Food." We like that. If we had to sum up our mission in a single phrase, that pretty much covers it.
The whole idea for opening a hamburger stand actually started as a reaction to reading the book Fast Food Nation. We were appalled by the direction the food service industry had taken. We decided that if we ever had the opportunity to start our own burger place, we'd do things the way they should be done. But it's not just about the food. We wanted to change the way things are cooked, the ingredients, the way customers are treated, and the level of care given to employees.
It's Christmas in July! In August! In September! Hell, it's all about Christmas cheer throughout the year at Lala's, the Brentwood neighborhood dive that is bound to cheer you up and chill you out. The decor is strictly 1970s cocktail lounge, complemented by a jukebox that completes the trip back in time and accented with – Ho! Ho! Ho! – a true homage to all things merry and bright: A Christmas tree with pretty paper packages sits next to the front door and multicolored Christmas lights line the walls. And there are elves – lots and lots of elves in striped caps and socks, including a contingent that hangs from the ceiling over the bar in such a way that the elves do a little dance every time the men's room door opens. Lala's turns happy hour into merry hour. Jingle all the way!