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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse: The Best Steak in the Lake Travis Area


Some people know them as one of the best patios for Lake Travis sunsets. Or it might be for their jaw-droppingly huge steaks. Either way, if you have been on the search for the best steak in the Lake Travis area, look no further.

High atop lush green hills in the Steiner Ranch neighborhood sits the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. The restaurant was opened by the Steiner Family as a symbol of all of the glory days of roping cattle, wrestling steer and riding bulls on the rodeo circuit. The steakhouse has become somewhat of a library and collector’s trove of the remnants of those golden years when Buck Steiner was king of cattle, running immensely popular Capitol Saddlery in downtown Austin.

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Games2U: Mobile Gaming Utopia in Lake Travis

games2u ball

If you live in Lake Travis, you’ve probably experienced the thrill of Games2U. This mobile entertainment company has forever transformed the event world with on-the-go gaming for kids and adults. Their motto is “We’ll bring out the kid in anyone.” Yep, they nailed it.

Games2U, founded in Austin in 2007, was already seeing a lot of success with their gaming concept when they garnered national attention by appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2011. Brothers and owners Stuart & David Pikoff walked into the tank and pitched their investment deal to entrepreneurial moguls Kevin O’Leary, Jeff Foxworthy, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec. They went back and fourth, but eventually the brothers declined the offer on the table and continued building the business themselves. I would say they made the right decision.

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This Weekend in the Lake Travis Area: July 25 – 27

Lake Travis Weekend Events July 25
Ready to get out and do something? This weekend in the Lake Travis area we got everything from free dance lessons to BINGO! And you wouldn’t be living just west of weird without plenty of live music to check out.

Here’s our weekly roundup of weekend activities around the area — with a few things for you to do in the big city.

It’s the last weekend of July! Seriously? How did this happen?

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Lake Travis Area Parks: Woodlands Park in River Place

Woodlands Park River Place

Woodlands Park in River Place is a beautiful park, but it’s not one that most of us would stumble upon if we weren’t looking for it. Which is, of course, part of the charm. Located at the very end of Big View Drive, River Place residents know and proudly claim this great park. But for others in the Lake Travis area that have never been, it’s definitely worth the windy, scenic drive to get there.

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Madam Mam’s: A Taste of Thai for the Lake Travis Area

Madam Mam's interior

When you need a dish with a bit of a kick, look no further than Madam Mam’s. The newest location — and one of three — is a great choice for Thai food in the Lake Travis area.

Located in the Hill Country Galleria (next to Dick’s Sporting Goods), this eatery has a reputation for serving up some of the most traditional family-style Thai food around. From spicy noodle soups to curries and rice dishes, each meal has a touch of palate-pleasing magic.

The special recipes that have been so carefully preserved over the years were handed down through many generations, eventually landing in the kitchen of Chatfuang, or “Mam” and her Grandmother in Bangkok. As is customary, cooking traditions were taught from mothers and grandmothers to their daughters, and it was over the years that Mam perfected her technique to the point of gaining fans in her friends and family.

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Party Couture: Party Supplies in the Lake Travis Area

Party Couture

There’s a colorful new party supply store that has made its home in The Hill Country Galleria. Welcome to Party Couture, your one-stop-shop in the Lake Travis area for everything you need to get your shindig off to a great start.

Rows and rows of latex and foil balloons, from simple birthday balloons to Disney character-themed, you definitely have your pick of over 100 styles. A virtual rainbow of party goods, tables cloths, goody bags, and catering goods fill the aisles, ready to match with almost any color combination you might have.

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Lake Travis Area Arts and Culture: A Summertime Guide

Lake Travis Area Arts and Culture

Summertime is in full swing with boating, sunset cocktails, camping, road trips and lots of pool parties. If you feel the need to unleash your creative side and partake in the community’s arts & cultural fun, check out these summertime activities and what’s happening this week.

Take a dance lesson, learn about dinosaurs, or go shopping for a great cause. There are plenty of ways to keep your creative side alive this summer in the Lake Travis area!

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This Weekend in the Lake Travis Area: July 18 – 20

Lake Travis Weekend Events July 18

Lake Travis area events are all over the place this weekend. It’s looking like we’ll have some temps in the 90s and a chance of rain, so make a mix of indoor and outdoor plans or find a place to stash an umbrella just in case.

In that spirit, here’s a nice little mix of sun and shade for your weekend:

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Starting a Business in the Lake Travis Area

Start Up Concept

Are you new to the Lake Travis area and thinking about starting a business?

There are a few basic steps and key decisions that you’ll need make. Not to worry, we have everything you need to get started as a business owner in the Lake Travis area.

Here are the basic steps to starting your own business:

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Emma Long Metropolitan Park: Summer Fun on Lake Austin


Emma Long Metropolitan Park is located on Lake Austin, right off 2222 (about a 10 minute drive down City Park Road). It’s one of the largest parks in Austin, complete with a boat dock, camping facilities, swimming areas, sand volleyball courts and more.

Turkey Creek trail, which offers 2.5 miles of shaded, scenic hiking, is nearby and a perfect spot to let your dog run and splash in the water. It’s an off-leash area, and a mini paradise for dogs that love to explore. They’ll be in heaven.

But of course Emma Long is a great place for humans, too. It’s inexpensive, especially if you can make it there during the week when it’s less crowded and admission is only $5 per car. Admission is $10 per car Friday through Sunday, but even that is a good deal for all the park has to offer.

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