Retail Roundup: Lake Pointe Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For residents of Lake Pointe, the thriving town of Bee Cave presents an impressive assortment of top-notch entertainment, abundant shopping and fine dining that attracts people from all over Austin.  Bee Cave plays an important role in Austin’s legendary music scene with many of the flourishing local restaurants showcasing live music on a daily and weekly basis.

The famed Backyard, an open-air entertainment venue featuring an eclectic mix of live performances from popular music artists such as Willie Nelson, is just a few minutes away. Also close by, Chiso’s Grill gives the stage to local musicians four to five days a week, and is known for succulent Southwestern food such as a Black Angus beef tenderloin, Texas Gulf mango redfish and bacon-wrapped central Texas quail.

The authentic taste of Mediterranean cuisine can be found at Mandola’s Italian Market, featuring the freshest pasta, pizza and paninis. The Emerald is a charming local favorite and unparalleled in its authentic Irish food and ambiance, set in a lovely cottage complete with sparkling crystal, china and lace tablecloths. Additional choices for fresh food in the nearby area include irresistible pizza, scrumptious burgers, sweet and sour Oriental fare and Tex-Mex comfort food.

World-Class Shopping Just Minutes Away

For a world-class shopping experience, locals flock to the Hill Country Galleria, an outdoor regional shopping mall featuring more than 20 restaurants and 80 stores. Some of the most popular retailers include Banana Republic, Chico’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, Eddie Bauer, Relax the Back, Soma Intimates, and Victoria’s Secret, as well as White House Black Market, American Eagle Outfitters, and many other popular beauty, accessory and clothing boutiques.

Local foodies and health enthusiasts alike flock to the Whole Foods store in the Galleria for the best organic produce, meats, as well as other groceries and daily needs. A few of the more popular restaurants in the Galleria include, All Star Burger, Amy’s Ice Creams, Buenos Aires Café, Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar, Jamba Juice, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine, Mimi’s Café, Panera Bread, Schmidt Family Barbecue, Tadashi Sushi, and Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza, among others.

More than just retail shopping and dining, the Galleria is home to a small outdoor amphitheater that hosts local musicians for an ongoing, all-ages concert series the entire family can enjoy. There is also a Cinemark theater, as well as offices, apartments, condominiums, and 50 acres of green space.