Retail Roundup: Cedar Park Town Center Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Cedar Park Town Center homeowners have a good selection of shopping and dining conveniently located nearby. The neighborhood is only five minutes from the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center with over 80 stores and restaurants including SuperTarget, Ross, Hobby Lobby, Petco, Gold’s Gym and a 12-screen Cinemark Theater.

Also about 5 minutes from home, Lakeline Mall includes over 150 stores and restaurants for neighborhood shoppers and diners to enjoy. In addition, there are three more major shopping centers within a 15-minute drive of home, including The Arboretum, Gateway Shopping Center, and the Round Rock Premium Outlets. Together, these three large retail centers include almost 200 more stores and restaurants to choose from.

Got Cupcakes?

Nashville’s famous Gigi’s Cupcakes has opened a Cedar Park location at 1890 Ranch and sells “to die for” cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Residents are only minutes away from picking up one of these after dinner treats that make their kids scream in delight.

A favorite of locals, the Kentucky Bourbon Pie cupcake has bourbon crème frosting, chocolate glaze, sprinkled toasted pecans and mini-marshmallows. Compared to normal cupcakes, these are Texas-sized and a mouthful of fun. Imagine biting into frosting that is twice as high as the cupcake itself. Residents can hike back home with a big box and not feel quite so guilty that they have indulged along the way.

Blue Corn Crispy Salmon and the Legacy of Southwestern Cuisine

The Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill adds a spicy twist to the local dinner scene with fresh Southwestern-style dishes. The owners, who together have almost 40 years in the restaurant business, take their mission seriously. “Blue corn or maize has been essential throughout the centuries with the culture and life of the Southwestern Native American people (Hopi, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni tribes). Blue Corn Harvest is committed to continue the legacy of Southwestern cuisine by using only the best quality and traditional ingredients to create delicious and authentic Southwestern dishes…. Blue Corn Harvest always provides the freshest ingredients from local farms seasonally,” says the front of every menu.

The menu boasts Southwestern items like New Mexico Pork Verdes, vibrant Southwest-influenced salads. Popular entrees include the Blue Corn Crispy Salmon. This, one of several signature dinner offerings, is accompanied by crab and avocado salad, roasted tomatillo buerre blanc, cheddar seared potato cake, and farm-fresh vegetables of the day and Tinga Chicken Rellenos — Anaheim peppers stuffed with chipotle chicken and jack cheese on top of green chili sauce and picante cream, black beans and veggie rice. The bar offers a number of specialty Margaritas and mojitos. The Sunday brunch from 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon is quite popular.

World-Class Entertainment and Pro Sports

Just a couple of minutes up the road, the 8,000-seat Cedar Park Center hosts big-name entertainment throughout the year. National touring shows and celebrity appearances include Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson and many others. Residents love planning an evening out at Cedar Park Center. Home to the Austin Toros Basketball team and the Texas Stars Hockey Team, this multi-use arena is a big attraction in Cedar Park and a wonderful amenity for those who live nearby.