With Valentine's Day approaching during the ongoing pandemic, Austin restaurants want to help make your evening special—even from home.
Here are some restaurants offering Valentine's Day takeout meals.
Aba, 1011 S. Congress Ave.
The Chicago based restaurant has taken South Congress by storm and is ready to share some love on Valentine's Day, Although completely booked on Feb. 14, Aba is offering a pickup or delivery Valentine's Day dinner for two. For $119.95, the dinner includes lobster bisque, hummus with bread, ahi tuna tabouli, brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin with truffled potatoes, chocolate cake and a bottle of Prosecco. If you're planning on spending the day with friends, Aba is also offering a smaller Galentine's Day feast available for two, four or six guests for $39.95 per person.
You can order your Valentine's day dinner from Aba here.
Il Brutto,1601 E. 6th St.
If you're looking to impress your loved one with cooking skills but need a little help, Il Brutto has the perfect takeout dinner for you. For $80, Il Brutto is offering a date night dinner for two featuring a margherita pizza, an agnolotti kit and tiramisu. The agnolotti kit includes instructions and supplies to make a perfect Italian meal. Il Brutto is also offering a wine pairing with your Valentine's Day dinner for $40 and $70.
You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Il Brutto here.
Stella San Jac, 5th St. & San Jacinto
Stella San Jac is sharing the love this Valentine's Day with a takeout dinner for $70. The restaurant is offering a meal kit for two featuring filets, pommes puree, grilled broccolini, beef jus and strawberry shortcake in oven-safe packaging with heating instructions you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The meal includes a bottle of Chateau Souverain to make your night even more special. Meal kits must be preordered by 10 p.m. on Feb. 8.
You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Stella San Jac here.
Russian House, 307 E. 5th St.
Switch up tradition this year by trying Russian House for your Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant is offering three different menus with meat, seafood and vegetarian options for $67.50. All menus include a three course meal with options to choose appetizers, entrees, desserts and unlimited champagne. Russian house is also offering a couples only caviar menu for $130 featuring 1 ounce of fish caviar, 100 grams of red caviar, dessert and unlimited champagne. Priyatnovo appetita!
You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Russian House here.
Intero, 2612 E. Cesar Chavez St. Suite 105
Intero is offering a Valentine's Day dinner cooking kit to beat all others. With four different package options, you can choose between a steak package for $120, a hand-made pasta package for $85, a risotto package for $85 and a "week's in-house butchered protein selection with seasonal vegetables" package for $100. The cooking kits come with detailed instructions so you can impress your significant other with your cooking skills. Intero is also offering chocolate pairing flights to add a little sweetness to your Valentine's dinner. You can preorder online from Feb. 1 to 9 and pickup between Feb. 11 and 14.
Order your Valentine's Day dinner from Intero here.
Carve American Grille, 7415 Southwest Pkwy
Make your romantic evening special with a takeout meal from Carve American Grille. The restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu for $50 per person and a Valentine candlelight dinner for $99 per couple. Both menus include a three course meal which you can personalize. The prix fixe menu is only available on Feb. 14 and the Valentine candlelight dinner for two is available from Feb. 11 to Feb 14.
You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Carve American Grille here.
Dai Due, 2406 Manor Road
Dai Due is offering a vegetable and wild game Valentine's Day menu. The vegetable menu is available for $72 and includes roasted cauliflower with mint yogurt and flatbread, peanut soup with greens, sweet potato and chile-cilantro gremolata, gnocchi with hominy miso-ginger butter and a strawberry layer cake. The wild game menu is available for $82 and includes antelope 'nduja with pickled beans and sourdough, rabbit-massa dumplings, braised wild boar crepes and a strawberry layer cake.You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Dai Due here
Salt & Time, 1912 E. 7th St.
Meat lovers can add a steak dinner for two to their Valentine's Day plans this year from Salt & Time. The butcher shop and restaurant is offering the dinner for $200 including your choice of steak, an accompanying menu, a bottle of Azimut Cava sparkling wine and a choice of cocktail. The meal kit includes instructions on how to cook the dinner along with two options for the accompanying menu: steakhouse classics or Italian lovers. Along with the steak dinner, Salt & Time is also offering a cheese board for two featuring aged gouda with orange marmalade, truckle cheddar with red wine shallots and stilton stuffed medjool dates for $18.
You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Salt & Time here.
Word of Mouth Bakery, 917 W. 12th St.
With so many options to choose from, it's hard to narrow down which Valentine's Day option is best for you and your partner. Word of Mouth Bakery is offering two dinner options and specialty desserts for Valentines. The first dinner option is available for $90 and includes a three-course meal with an arugula salad, beef tenderloin filet, shrimp skewers, parmesan polenta, roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes along with your choice of dessert. The second dinner option is available for $72 and includes roasted tomato and goat cheese tart, pasta primavera cappeline, broccolini, focaccia breadsticks and your choice of dessert. Dessert options include french silk pie, tiramisu cheesecake and a chocolate decadence cake. All orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Feb. 10.You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Word of Mouth Bakery here.
The Carillon, 1900 University Ave.
The Carillon is offering a Valentine's Day dinner for two for $140 featuring a full course menu. The menu includes multiple breads and spreads, salad, an entree with filet mignon roast, lobster mac and cheese, smoked salmon, cream spinach, poached asparagus and truffles, chocolate covered strawberries and macarons for dessert. Orders must be placed by Feb. 9 and pick up will be available Feb. 13 and 14.
You can find more information on the Valentine's Day dinner from The Carillon here and place your order by calling 512-404-3654.
Bar Peached, 1315 W 6th St.
Make your Valentine's Day dinner a little more comforting with an Asian inspired menu. Bar Peached is offering a three-course menu for $50 per person. The restaurant is giving the option of yucca fries, tamarind clams and steak tartare for dessert, glazed snapper, duck chow fun and cauliflower steak for an entree and cheesecake, coconut milk pudding or chocolate strawberry bingsu for dessert. Bar Peached is also offering wine pairings for $43 to go along with your Valentine's Day dinner.
South Congress Cafe, 1600 S. Congress Ave.
South Congress Cafe is offering a prix fixe menu for all the lovebirds in town. The three-course dinner for two is available for $85, featuring .veal roulade, eggplant napoleon, prosciutto wrapped asparagus or a charcuterie board for an appetizer. For entrees, the menu offers duck breast, grilled ribeye, swordfish or stuffed squash and to finish off your meal, a brandied creme brûlée or dark chocolate truffles for dessert. The prix fix menu is available on Feb. 13 and 14 from 5-9 p.m. If you're planning on dining in, reservations are encouraged but not required.
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The train's driver called the police after the train hit the man at around 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Orchard Street, nearby Fifth Street and Lamar Boulevard.
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Over a year after they took the stage for the first time in Los Angeles, Austin FC returned to Banc of America Stadium to snatch the No. 1 spot from LAFC in a 2-1 statement win late Wednesday night.
Austin FC, which has flirted with the top spot in the MLS West this season, has now solidly reached the summit just a year after its second-to-last first season finish. The new top dogs are now 7-2-3 overall.
Here's a look at three highlights from the match:
Flashback in LA
For many Austin FC fans and naysayers alike, the match was more than a fight for the MLS West throne: it also served as a symbol of how far the team has come.
The two clubs first met on the Banc of America pitch as Austin FC saw its first game and first loss all at once in a 2-0 battle last April. It was an exciting but shaky start to the club's first season, and the loss seemed to set the tone for the rest of its inaugural year as the club dipped to second to last in the conference.
If Austin's first season was hallmarked by its first match, then its second-year success was foretold by its back-to-back five-goal victories to kick off the season.
Since then, the club has battled its own first-year shadow, claims of "bonus games" and a few unexpected obstacles—both on and off the pitch—but it has almost always come out on top.
That fight to the top was fully realized Wednesday, even as the club played its toughest opponent yet. Even with a man down in the middle due to Daniel Pereira's red card last game, the club kept its cool through even the trickiest moments of the match. Jhojan Valencia, who patched the Pereira hole in midfield, got his first MLS start and first MLS assist as Ruben Gabrielsen scored the first goal of the game.
Gabrielsen came to Austin FC as a potential hero for the team's center back position, but the club's resident Viking has already nabbed two goals in his first season with the team.
"That's center forward material," Austin FC announcer Adrian Healey said as Gabrielsen took control of Valencia's pass, paused to fake out the defense, and calmly tucked the ball into the left corner to complete the first goal of the match.
Even as LAFC dominated possession for much of the match, Austin FC saw another wide-open goal opportunity crumble as midfielder Diego Fagundez's shot hit the corner goalpost in the 23rd minute.
But Fagundez wasn't finished. The midfielder was short on his Verde hair dye but full of surprises as he nimbly sunk a shot over LAFC defense to make it 2-0 with 10 minutes to go.
Fagundez, who has spent more time setting up goals for his teammates (becoming the No. 1 assister in the MLS in the process), finally took the center stage with his second goal this season.
Owen Wolff, head coach Josh Wolff's own son, had a scoring opportunity of his own foiled by the goalpost as he started his first MLS match as one of the youngest starters in the league this season.
But Austin FC wouldn't score again; instead, LAFC powerhouse Carlos Vela made the win a bit trickier in the 86th minute as he got past Austin keeper Brad Stuver to cut the lead in half. The other Wolff quickly subbed in a five-prong defense as the club kept steady for the final 10 painstaking minutes to win the match.
BONUS: Stuver's career-making match
Six saves on the night in LA for Brad Stuver! 🚫 pic.twitter.com/02V6hcUd3Y— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 19, 2022
After two weeks on the bench due to a knee gash, Austin's star keeper Brad Stuver had the Stuver-iest match of all time (yes, we're making it a word) as he pulled off six saves to help his team to No. 1.
Stuver looked like a pinball machine as he pulled off save after save with his feet, hands and body to keep it nearly 100% clean on the back end.
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