Retail Roundup: Westminster Glen Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Westminster Glen homeowners enjoy a variety of convenient shopping options.

HEB and Whole Foods are nearby grocery stores for everyday needs. Between 10 and 15 minutes from Westminster Glen, 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. Some of the most popular retailers 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, to name a few.

Also within a 15-minute drive, The Village at Westlake Shopping Center, is another popular choice. The center includes an Office Depot, Twin Liquors, GNC, Alyson Jon Interiors, Finley’s Barbershop, Gold’s Gym, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Westbank Dry Cleaners and several other retailers. Hungry and thirsty shoppers can also enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage at Starbucks, or a tasty meal at Izumi Sushi, La Madeleine and a few of the center’s other eateries.

The Magic of Melted Monterrey Cheese and Crispy Crab Puffs

There are numerous dining establishments nearby as well. Salsa’s Mexican Cuisine is a local favorite. The Queso Del Mar is not only a great looking dish, but the meal is 5-star. With melted Monterrey Jack cheese served flaming at the table, accompanied by fresh sautéed shrimp in a scrumptious special seasoning, this classic choice is frequently ordered for the presentation as well as the flavor. Another favorite is the Berry Salad, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and topped with feta cheese, honey, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, apples and strawberries. And the chicken fajita is served with a seasonal salad.

Local foodies also gather at Hunan Riverplace. The appetizer that has the town talking is the award-winning crispy crab puffs.  The Korean style Bul-Go-Gi has tender beef with mixed carrots and yellow and green onions in a soy sauce garnished with broccoli and sesame seeds. With a variety of fried rice and noodles, there is always plenty of good food, and kids love this restaurant because there is a menu designed especially for them.