Retail Roundup: Scofield Farms Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Retail outlets and restaurants line busy Parmer Lane. A Whole Foods Market is less than 10 minutes away, and two full-service HEB supermarkets are each about 5 minutes from Scofield Farms. For a different flavor, Hana World Market, an Asian supermarket with both Vietnamese and Korean restaurants inside, may be the most convincing evidence that residents of Scofield Farms enjoy truly diverse “shopportunities.”

For a world-class shopping experience, locals take a short, less than 10-minute drive to enjoy the day at The Domain, a 1,300,000-square-foot upscale outdoor shopping mall featuring 100 stores. Some of the most popular high-end retailers include Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, and Barneys.

A break from shopping for lunch or dinner offers several excellent options within the Domain itself. Shoppers can dine at Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick’s, NoRTH, and the Daily Grill to name a few. One of the Domain’s more unique restaurants, the Steeping Room, is an international teahouse serving natural meats, organic dairy, cage-free eggs and a selection of gluten free items. Vegetable-packed spring rolls are irresistible, as are traditional tea sandwiches and scones. Another foodie favorite is Cru, where diners pair pinot noirs and pinot grigios with delicate Ahi tartare or sinfully rich artisan cheeses.

The Arboretum: Where Shopping is a Walk in the Park

Also less than 10 minutes away, the Arboretum at Great Hills is an open-air mall featuring more than 40 specialty shops and restaurants, as well as a park, water feature and picnic area. A few of the most popular stores include Barnes and Noble, Chico’s, The Gap and Gap For Kids, Jos. A. Bank, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, Coldwater Creek, GameStop, SAS Shoes and AZIZ Salon and Day Spa — and more. Hungry shoppers choose among a selection of restaurants for a bite to eat including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Brio Tuscan Grille, Zoe’s Kitchen, Estancia Churrascaria, Cheesecake Factory, and for dessert, Amy’s Ice Cream.

Looking for a bargain? Within 15 minutes, Scofield Farms shoppers can support their favorite retailers at two of Austin’s most popular regional malls, Lakeline Mall and the Round Rock Premium Outlets. Together, these two retail centers include over 275 stores and restaurants.

Dining From All Over the World — and Close to Home

123 Noodles, located inside Hana World Market, serves Vietnamese noodle dishes that locals swear soothe the soul. They serve a small menu of pho, bun dishes, and more. For those unfamiliar with pho, it is a soup with rice noodles, and there are (as the name indicates) plenty of other noodle dishes to savor. 123 buys its produce fresh every day, and invests quality time and care into developing the flavors of every dish served. Another Asian restaurant, Ka-Prow Thai & Sushi Bistro pleases diners with excellent Thai dishes and a variety of sushi and sashimi.

Nearby French Quarter Grille serves Cajun and creole food that draws fans from all over Austin. Appetizers include such staples as red beans and rice and etouffee, as well as fried green tomatoes with lump crabmeat and crawfish beignets served with jalapeño and roasted corn tartar sauce. The entrees feature a wealth of fresh fish, pork, and chicken dishes prepared in a Louisiana style, as well as steaks served with shrimp, crab and crawfish and the restaurant’s own mushroom brandy cream sauce. For some down home Texas comfort food, unpretentious and delicious Maria’s Mexican Restaurant is close by with luscious enchiladas, fajitas, gorditas, and flautas for the most discerning local Tex-Mex fans.