Archives for June 2007

Italian food worth driving to

Mandolas

Today I took the family into Austin to buy some Japanese food and do some other errands. We were wondering where we should go for lunch, when suddenly, out of the blue, I saw the sign MANDOLA’S ITALIAN MARKET.”

I immediately recognized that as one of the favorite restaurants from a recent restaurant poll I conducted, and pulled in to the parking lot. This place is incredible! The food was served hot and everything tasted so fresh! You can purchase authentic Italian food right in the store and prepare your own homemade Italian meal at home, or just order it in the restaurant and have them do all the work! There is plenty of seating indoors and outdoors and it is located in a real snazzy place called The Triangle.

I was so stuffed when I left the place, I couldn’t squeeze in any of the delicious homemade cakes and gelato that they had there. I already know what I want to try next time (the gnocci) and will be be sure to leave just enough room in my stomach for a big slice of chocolate espresso cake.

After I got home, I looked up the website and found out that it’s owned by the same guy that is on a PBS cooking show and helped start the Carabba’s Grill restaurants. ‘Nuff said. If somebody knows Damian Mandola, please tell him to open up a restaurant in Georgetown, Texas. I’ll be his number one patron.

Sorry Romeo’s, Olive Garden, or any other Italian restaurant out there….you ain’t got nothin’ on Mandola’s.

FREE FOOD!

I just got this list from my neighborhood website…it’s priceless! If you have kids, you might try to hit a couple of these restaurants on a single day. You know, just do the “I’ll just have a water” deal and just eat the free bread (or order a salad so you don’t look too cheap), but when they’re not looking just steal your kid’s burger. After 3 or 4 restaurants, you’ll be set! Your budget will never be broken again! Hallelujah! Or you can do the honest thing and just fatten up the kid.
These restaurants in Georgetown, Texas and surrounding areas are grouped by weekday:

MONDAY
Margaritas – kids eat free all day
Hangtown Grill – kids eat free all day
Gattiland – moms eat free
TGI Friday’s – kids eat free and get free animal balloons
Texadelphia South – kids eat free
Zuzu – kids free after 6:00 p.m.
La Salsa – kids eat free after 4:00 p.m.
Double Daves Pizza – kids under 5 eat free
Serranos – kids eat free
Joes Crab Shack – Kids meal $0.99 up to two meals per paying adult

TUESDAY
Spaghetti Warehouse – kids eat free at night
Pizza Hut – kids eat free at night
Fazoli’s – kids eat for $0.99 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kerbey Lane – kids eat free all day
Denny’s – kids eat free from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Chick-fil-A – kids eat free after 5:00 p.m. with purchase of adult meal
Bennigan’s – kids eat free after 5:00 p.m.
Zuzu – kids eat free after 6:00 p.m.
La Salsa – kids eat free after 4:00 pm
McAllisters – kids eat free with purchase of adult meal
Double Daves Pizza – kids under 5 eat free
Central Market – N. Lamar kids eat free
Joes Crab Shack – $0.99 kids meals up to two per paying adult
Sombreros – kids eat free for each paying adult

WEDNESDAY
Luby’s – kids eat free after 4:30 p.m.
EZ’s – kids eat free all day
Moe’s Southwest Grill – kids eat free after 5:00 p.m.
Central Market – kids eat free after 5:00 p.m.
Zen – kids eat free after 5:00 p.m.
La Salsa – kids eat free
Double Daves Pizza – kids under 5 eat free
Stone Canyon Cafe – $0.99 kids meals at night
Joes Crab Shack – $0.99 kids meals up to two per paying adult

THURSDAY
La Salsa – kids eat free
Double Daves Pizza- kids under 5 eat
Joe’s Crab Shack – $0.99 kids meals up to two per paying adult

SATURDAY
Luby’s – kids eat free all day
Texas Land & Cattle – kids eat free from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
Souper Salad – kids aged 3-5 eat for $0.50; kids aged 6-12 eat for $0.99
Zen – kids eat free all day
Texadelphia – kids eat free at certain locations

ALL WEEK
Cici’s Pizza – kids under 3 eat free
Fresh Choice – kids aged 2 and under eat free; kids aged 3-5 eat for $.99;
kids aged 6-8 eat for $2.99
Denny’s – kids eat free on their birthday
Pizza Hut’s lunch buffet – kids eat free

If you have any more, please add a comment!

Georgetown Village: May 2007 Sales Report

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Georgian Place in Georgetown, Texas: 1054 Leeds Castle Walk – SOLD

Leeds Castle

The largest 1448 SF in Georgetown. Appealing roof lines and well-developed landscaping will greet you as you drive up to 1054 Leeds Castle…

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Churchill Farms in Georgetown, Texas: 107 Trotter Drive – SOLD

Front

Conveniently located. If you’re tired of looking at homes that squeeze 4 bedrooms into a small 2200 Square Feet home, your luck is about to change. Welcome to 107 Trotter Drive…

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Georgetown Village: Multi-Use Survey Results

 Pie Chart

The results are in! There has been lots of discussion over the future commerical center in Georgetown Village and some of you might have even read the recent article in the Williamson County Sun about it. After tallying the results from 33 families in Georgetown Village, here are the results of my survey (click on image above).

Pie Chart Details.  Every resident had an opportunity to choose their top 10 establishments that they wanted in the Village.  Their top choice (#1) would be given the highest score, a score of 10.  Each successive choice would be assigned a lower point value.  For example, their #2 choice was given a score of 9, #3 choice a score of 8 and so on.  The businesses shown in the pie chart reflect the amount of points they received as a percentage of the overall points. 

Lowest Scoring Businesses.  The “Other” category represents the businesses that had 3% or less of the total scoring points. In order of popularity, they are:  Dry Cleaners, Gift Shops, Dental/Doctor’s Office, Clothing, After School Programs, Real Estate Office, Nail Saolon/Spa, Candy Store/Arcade, Bank/Mortgage Office, Dance Studio, Daycare, Florist/Nursery, Sports Bar, Insurance Office, Pet Grooming/Pet Supplies, Golf Store

Restaurant Types.  I also received specific feedback from the residents on the types of eating establishments they wanted to see here.  It seems as though most people are in agreement that they don’t want any fast food chains, but prefer, cafe’/bistro-style restaurants with outdoor eating available. 

What about the Pool?  Even though the survey never mentioned a pool, I also had suggestions for a better swimming pool situation.  Most people, including myself, would love for the developer to build a swimming pool that is owned by the neighborhood and not the city of Georgetown.  I think adding on to the current pool would be a wonderful idea.  Maybe build a simple clubhouse that people could reserve and provide 24 hour pool access via a simple keycard.  Expanding an area just for kids with slides and sprinklers and waterfalls could also help this future “town-center” be well-utilized by all families without being too overcrowded.  This would make Georgetown Village one of the first neighborhoods in Georgetown, Texas to have an extensive swim facility for kids!  There certainly is enough land to expand this area before the need for a second swimming pool arises.  Speaking from experience with my clients, when potential buyers lay eyes on a kid-friendly pool area with slides and waterfalls, etc. that goes a long way in “selling the neighborhood.”  What are your thoughts?  Feel free to comment by clicking the “comment” link below!

Why on earth am I doing this?  Nobody pays me to do this and I’m not an employee working for any of the developers or builders in Georgetown, Texas.  I spend countless hours and thousands of dollars developing and maintaining this website to provide the most accurate and helpful real estate information to you.  I started to focus on my website this year because it would be the quickest way to get the results of my research to the public. 

Because of your generosity, I can choose to allocate my marketing dollars and time to a website, instead of calling strangers, knocking on doors or publishing expensive newspaper ads to get business.  If you or a friend needs help in buying or selling a home in Georgetown, Texas, letting me put my expertise to work for you will continue justifying the resources I invest into this website.  Also, my wife will be happy to know I’m not just typing-away on the computer for nothing!  Any referral you give me is sincerely appreciated and goes a long way towards helping me, an individual real estate practitioner, cover the extensive real estate market in Georgetown, Texas. 

Many Thanks Neighbors!

~Edward Lui

Gabriel’s Overlook: May 2007 Sales Report

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