Retail Roundup: Rob Roy on the Creek Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

While Rob Roy on the Creek provides a secluded and peaceful lifestyle a world away from the hustle of downtown Austin, it is convenient to plentiful shopping and dining, too. Less than 10 minutes away, Davenport Village features a number of stores such as St. Thomas clothing boutique, The Tennis Shop and Copeland Jewelers along with a number of restaurants including Uno Trattoria and Maudie’s Milagro.

Many neighbors from Rob Roy on the Creek shop for groceries at HEB, just 10 minutes down the road in the Village at Westlake shopping center, where they also find Tyler’s Sports, Jos. A Bank Clothiers, and Santa Fe Optical, among 40 shops and restaurants. The Village at Westlake is also home to acclaimed Izumi Sushi and Lupe Tortilla, whose handmade tortillas and fantastic fajitas draw dedicated followers from all over town.

Fashion, Food and Fun at Barton Creek Square Mall

Barton Creek Square Mall, one of the largest malls in Texas, is about 10 minutes from Rob Roy on the Creek. The mall features 180 restaurants, department stores, and specialty retail stores such as Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Gap, Nine West, and Old Navy. The mall also offers tempting dining options, including favorites such as Nordstrom Café, California Pizza Kitchen, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Ruby Thai Kitchen, Sarku Japan, Villa Pizza, and more. And everyone loves seeing a Hollywood blockbuster at the 14-screen AMC Barton Creek cinema.

There are six more major shopping destinations within about 15 minutes or less of Rob Roy on the Creek. These include the Arboretum at Great Hills, Hill Country Galleria, Arbor Trails, Escarpment Village, Sunset Valley Market Fair, and the Shops at Arbor Walk. All together these shopping centers host more than 300 department stores, local and national retailers, restaurants, and movie theaters.

Flavorful Dishes from the Yucatán, Veracruz, and Oaxaca

After a day on the links, the lake, or hiking through the local wilderness, hungry neighbors enjoy the inspired interior Mexican food that Las Palomas has been serving since 1983. While there are updates and additions, much of the menu retains the same great flavors that the family owners brought from the Yucatán, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Puebla. Many frequent diners recommend the posole — a hearty soup filled with hominy and tender chicken spiced with garlic and onion, and topped with shredded lettuce and sliced radish.

Another popular dish is the enchiladas mole. The mole is a highly complex, nutty, spicy sauce with hints of cocoa. For diners exploring the menu, the Las Palomas combination plate is a great place to start — one delicious mole enchilada, a portion of the highly praised and delectable conchinita pibil, and one enchilada with verde sauce.

Shrimp and Scallops with Baby Corn, Snow Peas and Carrots

Lotus Hunan Chinese restaurant is also very popular with folks from the neighborhood. At first, the menu reads a lot like other Chinese restaurants around town and around the country. But a few things have helped the restaurant develop its loyal clientele — notably great service, fresh ingredients, and meticulous care in preparation.

Dishes such as the popular and delicious Neptune Platter – a combination of shrimp and scallops served with baby corn, snow peas, carrots, and black mushroom in a light white sauce, all served on a sizzling platter – could not be produced without a skilled and attentive brigade in the kitchen.