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Alexander's Distillery was named after the distillery located on the grounds from 1861-1865, which washed away in a flood (historic marker located between the restaurant & The Manor).
The newly renovated main bar is located on 1st floor, and opens onto expansive wrap-around, creekside porches. Just a few steps down from the porches is an open deck situated beneath gracious Live Oak canopies.
The warm aubergine & copper walls of the upper floors contrast the amazing art representation from local galleries. The stunning view of Salado Creek as well as the grounds of the neighboring estate provide the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverage. Patrons choose from a variety of entree selections, appetizers, and adult beverages. More
Offering the best in modern and eclectic dining, the restaurant pavilion and expansive porch has the best views of Century Square’s outdoor plaza. The plaza features an open-air green space filled with music and special events year round. The sophisticated ambiance along with the proximity to the pool and lounge areas is a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Whimsically named after what George H.W. Bush’s grandkids so affectionately call him, “Poppy” provides Texas favorites with unique culinary delights from deep in the heart of Texas (It's ok to clap here, it's a Texas thing!). Poppy offers a wide array of dishes sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the light, appetizing menu selections and the welcoming atmosphere inside Poppy before indulging in a handcrafted cocktail at 1791.More
Great attention is dedicated to the excellent wine list, which won two stars in the World of Fine Wines best wine lists awards in 2017. Judges evaluated over 4,500 wine lists and just over 800 wine lists were winners of a one, two or three star award. Claiming a two-star award in its first appearance is evidence of The Turtle Enoteca's high caliber. The wine list was “clever and consumer friendly”, and includes 20 by-the-glass options that cover a variety wine regions such as Austria (both red and white wines), Chianti, Rioja, Mendoza, and Australia. There is an short but sweet craft beer list and well made craft cocktails to pair with their small plates and thin crispy crusted pizzas. Best burgers in town on house made challah rolls.More
Tthe Turtle Restaurant is owned by the multi-faceted Mary Stanley and architect David Stanley. Great attention is dedicated to the excellent wine list, which debuted in the World of Fine Wines best wine lists awards in 2017. Claiming a two-star award in its first appearance is evident of The Turtle Restaurant's high caliber. Judges commented that the wine list was “clever and consumer friendly”, and includes by-the-glass options.
At the Turtle they cherish delicious food and good conversation; their key ingredients to happiness. Woven into their ethos is a desire for good wines that echo the terroir to share with their guests pair with scratch made authentic food.More
Discover Central Texas
Central Texas follows the Interstate 35 corridor from Waco to San Antonio and encompasses all the municipalities in between. This area is rich in diverse heritages that have vastly influenced the food served here. German cuisine is famous in Central Texas, with dozens of family-owned restaurants and bakeries making it easy to find. Another specialty of the region is Southern Texas barbecue. Central Texas has perfected the art of slowly smoking pork and beef to the point that you might not even need sauce! Steakhouses and burger joints round out your beef selections. And restaurants here have been serving Tex-Mex food for generations, thus making it a longtime favorite among locals.