Retail Roundup: Brodie Heights Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents of Brodie Heights have a wide selection of shopping options. Less than 10 minutes from home, Escarpment Village, Austin’s first green retail center, features rainwater-harvesting cisterns and solar panels, as well as more than 25 shops and stores. Locals do their grocery shopping at the “hybrid” HEB, which incorporates many of the gourmet aspects of Central Market.

Escarpment Village is also home to Starbucks, Oasis Day Spa, Massage Envy, Eye Tech Optometry, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Allstate Insurance, an Animal Hospital and Tomlinson’s Pet Supplies, among others. In addition, Escarpment Village has six restaurants. For a casual meal, locals have a choice of several beloved Austin institutions such as Torchy’s Tacos, Waterloo Ice House or Kerbey Lane Cafe (famous for their pancakes and bacon pesto chicken with parmesan mashed potatoes), followed by ice cream at D’Lites, which boasts 150 gluten free, naturally flavored  varieties.

Bring Your Shopping List

For a more extensive shopping spree, locals flock to Sunset Valley Market Fair, also less than 10 minutes away. With over 80 stores and restaurants, shoppers stop off at Home Depot to pick up materials for a home improvement project, pick up the latest video game at GameStop or check out Nordstrom’s Rack for the latest fashions. Other retailers and eateries include: Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath and Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Coco Salon and Day Spa, Dress Barn, Famous Footwear, Kohls, Office Max, Pier One, Petsmart, World Market and Old Navy, as well as IM Thai, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Tarka Indian Kitchen, La Madeleine Cafe and Zoe’s Kitchen.

Authentic Cajun and Delicious Sushi Close to Home

Local foodies enjoy the authentic Cajun culinary experience at Evangeline Café. Gold Band Creole — deep-fried jumbo shrimp served over fettuccine pasta with a savory combination of creole sauce and a Cajun aioli is a must.

Nanami Sushi Bar & Grill makes a great destination for a special occasion, date night, or whenever the craving for fresh, top-shelf sushi, sashimi, and Japanese grilled food hits. Aside from a very popular, fresh, and expertly prepared and presented sushi and sashimi selection, frequent diners also praise Nanami’s bento boxes and other dinner items. The bento boxes come stuffed with a variety of delicious food. Customers first choose salmon teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki, or tempura vegetables and shrimp. Every box comes with a bowl of highly praised miso soup, four-piece California roll, house salad, gyoza, rice and other extras like sashimi or tempura. The interior of the restaurant is warm — rough stone and polished wood help create a cozy, elegant, and romantic atmosphere.