Bowl a Strike, Bite Into Baked Brie at The Goodnight in Austin

The Goodnight is a retro-inspired bowling alley with more style and polish than some older alleys from decades past. This smaller venue hosts just eight bowling lanes and four custom billiards tables within its atmospheric space, which boasts pendant lights that hang from the ceiling and luxurious leather chairs that offer ample seating for you and your friends. Meanwhile, the 80-person dining room and two private lounge areas create a relaxing space to enjoy food and libations before or after your game.

Enjoy baked brie, pulled pork sliders, and fresh salads along with a handcrafted cocktail, or stop by for the weekday happy hour to enjoy special prices on food and drinks (as well as half off bowling and billiards!).

The Goodnight
2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 459-5000
www.thegoodnight.com
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Where to Buy Fall and Halloween Home Decor on the Cheap

Decorating for fall is a great way to get into the autumn spirit, but that doesn't mean you need to empty your bank account to get the job done. Use these budget-friendly tips for where to buy Halloween-themed decorations, fall-friendly furnishings, and other seasonal home décor items without overspending.

Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores
This tried-and-true fabric store has much more than the craft supplies that you might remember. Stop in to find seasonal garland to drape around your door frames, realistic wreaths in your favorite fall colors, and festive embroidered pillows in shades of brown and orange.

World Market
World Market is well known for its eclectic selection of globally influenced home décor items, and the same goes for its adorable fall-themed touches. Pick up some spooky skeletons and silly mummified animals for your upcoming Halloween party, or decorate with a fall doormat perfect for those cool-weather boots.

Oriental Trading
If you’re really on a budget, Oriental Trading is a great place to buy fall home décor items in bulk for an upcoming party or occasion. Order party tableware, autumn-themed craft supplies, and even decorative touches like lanterns, wreaths, and faux pumpkins at bargain prices.

Take in a Film at the Regal Cinemas Metropolitan 14

Screening all of the latest blockbusters in IMAX, RPX, 3D, and 4DX, The Regal Cinemas Metropolitan 14 is a great place to see your next movie with a friend, a date, or a group. The screens are large, and the sound is excellent. What's more, each theater offers stadium-style seating with recliner-style seats, so you can catch up with your favorite actors in total comfort.

Insider's tip: Be sure to join the Regal Club so you can enjoy a number of freebies from this cinema. The theater's website posts about special deals and promos, so be sure to check it out!

Regal Cinemas Metropolitan 14
901 Little Texas Lane
Austin, TX 78745
(844) 462-7342
www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Theatre-Folder/Regal-Metropolitan-Stadium-14-105

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Explore the Flavors of Spanish Tapas at Bullfight

A colorful quartet of fried delicacies, from crisp octopus to aromatic cheese and colorful vegetables, greet you in bright paper cones. Each dish offers a burst of color and flavor and sends your taste buds to the moon. To put it more succinctly, a meal at Bullfight is a journey for the senses!

Founded by renowned Austin chef Shawn Cirkiel, Bullfight pays homage to the chef’s first paying job in a five-star Spanish restaurant. Reminiscent of the vibrant colors and varied cuisine of Spanish farmer’s markets, the menu features tapas (small plates), like bacon-wrapped dates and the jamon croquettes, which are a melted blend of cheese, crisp potatoes, and sweet honey ham.

Bullfight serves dinner seven days a week beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant encourages guest to make a reservation by calling ahead or booking online.

Bullfight
4807 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 474-2029
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Ng BMT: Banh Mi and More in Austin

Although its name sounds like a secret code that only Austin locals understand, Ng BMT is actually a Vietnamese sandwich spot located within the Hong Kong Supermarket. This unique sandwich cafe-meets-bakery serves traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches on fresh-baked baguettes.

Each banh mi is available with your choice of peppered shrimp, tofu, pork, or other meats to accommodate both meat eaters and vegetarian guests. Diners new to the banh mi might enjoy the pork banh mi, which sandwiches slices of marinated pork within a warm baguette with creamy mayo, pickled carrots, cilantro, and, for a little spicy kick, jalapeno peppers! Counter the heat with the chilled sweet tofu dessert.

Ng BMT is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Regulars note that the prices at Ng BMT are easy on the wallet, so you can grab a cheap lunch that’s bit out of the ordinary.

Ng BMT
8557 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 931-1088
www.ngbmt.com
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Fork and Vine: New American Fare with Austin Flair

The "Austin-inspired" dishes at Fork and Vine are almost too pretty to eat—almost. Head chef Camden Stuerzenberger plates his New American cuisine beautifully, but it tastes even better than it looks. Case in point: the ptrtzel bread pudding. Smothered with mustard-caramel sauce and topped with a dollop of whipped cream, the pretzel bread pudding walks the line between dinner and dessert.

Before you indulge in something sweet, try one of Chef Camden's entrees or a few tapas. The small plates include PEI mussels in guajillo chile broth, wood-fired veggies with shrimp and Thai curry, or house-made chips with eclectic dips. Full entrees range from wild grouper with pickled shrimp to a massive 36-ounce cowboy ribeye steak, served with crunchy onions and bleu cheese butter. Any of the eats pair well with a pint from the expansive beer list or a glass from the equally impressive wine list.

Fork and Vine
3010 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 489-7000
www.forkvine.com
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Find a Farm-to-Table Brunch This Weekend at Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin

Whether you’re picking the perfect spot for a family dinner or a new eatery for brunch this weekend, Jack Allen’s Kitchen is always a great choice. This upscale American restaurant boasts a farm-to-table menu of creative takes on old-fashioned favorites, including shrimp and mango tacos, achiote macaroni cheese, and the famous 13-Spice Chicken Pasta. For brunch, Jack Allen’s Kitchen offers homemade strudel, fried chicken with jalapeno gravy, and fun new takes on deviled eggs. Not only are the ingredients sourced fresh from local farms, many of them are even grown on-site in the restaurant’s organic garden!

The ambiance inside is fun and welcoming, but it’s still classy enough to make your meal feel special. With a great menu of libations to complement the food, Jack Allen’s Kitchen is a perfect spot to relax and kick back after a long work week.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen
2500 Hoppe Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 215-0372
www.jackallenskitchen.com

Bee Cave Coffee Co: Feed Your Caffeine Craving

Bee Cave Coffee Co. has just about everything you could want in a coffee shop. It's locally owned, has plenty of seating, lots of electrical outlets for laptops and tablets, and offers free Wi-Fi. Best of all, though, this place serves up some of the tastiest coffee in the Austin area, according to regulars. Try a rich, foamy cappuccino, or sip on a sweet vanilla latte. Get serious with a straight shot of espresso, or relax with a plain old cup of joe.

Bee Cave Coffee Co. serves more than your morning caffeine jolt, though. You can fuel up with breakfast tacos and burritos stuffed with cage-free eggs, spiced potatoes, sausage, and shredded cheddar. At lunch try turning your attention to chicken salad served on a croissant, or bite into toasted flatbread piled high with caramelized onions, mild red and yellow peppers, peppery arugula, and fresh, tangy goat cheese.

Whatever you order, you can expect the service to be quick, friendly, and efficient.

Bee Cave Coffee Co.
13420 Galleria Circle
Bee Cave, TX 78738
(512) 263-9900

www.beecavecoffee.com
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Don’t Miss the Sunday Brunch at Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Decorated with seasonal ornaments and colorful cookware, Jack Allen’s feels just like Grandma’s kitchen. This Austin eatery made its debut back in 2009 and has since been infusing Southern fare classics with locally sourced Texas ingredients.

The restaurant's unique offerings change each week according to what local farmers provide, but regulars would likely recommend you visit during the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch. With Texas-sized portions of everything from banana bread to biscuits and gravy and even gluten-free options, the brunch menu leaves no craving unsated! Among the must-haves on the menu are the dessert buffet's strudel muffins and the free pimento-cheese appetizer.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen serves up its Southwestern-style comfort food seven days a week. Be sure to arrive between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the crowd-favorite Sunday brunch!

Jack Allen’s Kitchen
3600 North Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 351-9399
jackallenskitchen.com

Goorin Bros. Haberdashery and Hat Shop: Stay Stylish From Head to Toe

Take a walk down any given street in Austin, and you’ll likely notice that locals of both genders love a good hat. From classic cowboy hats to vintage ball caps and floppy hats to block the summer sun, Goorin Bros. Haberdashery and Hat Shop supplies a very large number of Austin residents’ hat collections. This beloved shop is located in the eclectic South Congress area, and it aims to maintain the city’s cowboy roots while also offering a bit of Tejano culture and folk art influence.

Inside, rich rugs line the shop’s floors and rustic light fixtures create a distinctly Austin décor style. Hats of all kinds are displayed on just about every surface, but the knowledgeable salespeople are more than willing to help you choose the perfect one. Although customers note that Goorin Bros. hats can be a bit pricey, these are investment pieces that are meant to last a lifetime.

Goorin Bros. Haberdashery and Hat Shop
1323 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-4287
www.goorin.com
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