Retail Roundup: Estates of Brentwood Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For a full day of shopping, Estates of Brentwood homeowners love Lakeline Mall, well under 10 minutes from home. The mall is one of Austin’s most popular shopping destinations with over 150 retailers, including anchor stores Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Gap, Image, and Lakeline Day Spa, to name a few.

Teens love the mall’s huge food court and retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch and Hot Topic. Younger kids thoroughly enjoy themselves at Build-a-Bear Workshop, and Jumpstreet — an indoor trampoline wonderland. And for date night or family fun, movie buffs catch the latest films at the well-appointed Regal Lakeline 9 movie theater. Lakeline Mall also hosts several popular restaurants such as Bucca di Beppo, Applebee’s, Chile’s, Little Tokyo, Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, Phil’s Philly Grill and Simon’s Sushi.

In addition to Lakeline Mall, there are five other major shopping centers within 15 minutes of the Estates of Brentwood. Altogether these malls host about 300 more department stores, restaurants, retailers, and movie theaters. For grocery shopping, the local HEB is just 5 minutes away and for a larger gourmet and organic selection, Whole Foods Market Gateway is 15 minutes southeast.

Eclectic Worldwide Cuisine with a Taste of Ethiopia

Nearby restaurants feature foods from around the world — and from Austin, too. Residents choose from a variety of foodie favorites such as Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Torchy’s Tacos, Stonehouse Woodfire Grill, Inka Chicken, Pita Fusion, Pho Vet, Café Java, and Taste of Ethiopia.

There’s nothing else like a delicious cup of coffee at Taste of Ethiopia  — Ethiopia being where coffee cultivation began. The Siga Tibbs is a favored dish; tender tip pieces of marinated beef sautéed with peppers, onions, jalapenos, a touch of rosemary and traditional spices is a scrumptious dish for a late lunch or dinner choice. Taste of Ethiopia thoughtfully provides a children’s menu with favorites such as a hamburger with fries or chicken tenders so the whole family can enjoy themselves. Last but not least, for sweet fanatics, the Baklava, Cheesecake and Tiramisu top off any meal with a perfectly brewed cup of Ethiopian coffee.

All-American Burgers, Spicy Shrimp Diablo and Blackened Stuffed Catfish

Mighty Fine Burgers serves those who crave comfort food what may just be the best burgers, fries and shakes in town. The delicious burgers are built from scratch with premium 100% fresh all-natural beef that is ground on-site and hand-formed in a kitchen where you can watch through large glass panels. Not only is the meat antibiotic and preservative-free, it is also sustainable and sourced from certified small ranchers. In other words, Mighty Fine only buys cows that have been vegetarian fed and have been allowed to grow at their natural pace.

And for a classic American steak, or deliciously prepared seafood, locals enjoy CR Surf & Turf. Many frequent diners recommend starting with the Shrimp Diablo: shrimp and jalapeno wrapped in bacon for a savory and spicy appetizer. Blackened Stuffed Catfish Fillet with homestyle shrimp crab stuffing and the tender Steak Kabob are popular choices for entrees. Everyone seems to enjoy the good old-fashioned root beer floats.

Enjoy Professional Sports, Live Music, and Family Shows

For entertainment, Estates of Brentwood residents enjoy the convenient Cedar Park Center a little over 10 minutes away. The Center showcases about 130 events a year including family-friendly shows as well as minor league basketball and hockey — even performances by some of the hottest acts in the music business. The Center offers ample parking, multiple points of entry and a great selection of food and drinks.