Thrillist - Ski Shores Cafe - Austin, TX
One of Austin's oldest family-owned operations until it closed in December, the iconic lakeside haunt's reopening Thursday under the management team behind Austin Java and Texadelphia, with improvements like a garage door that opens onto a new expansive waterfront deck, additional picnic table seating, two exterior bars with full liquor license, and added wait-service, because after driving all the way out there, you're certainly not walking for your food. Their between-the-bun menu's tossing in a new-style spicy black bean burger to augment the likes of a 1/3lb farm-raised catfish sandwich and their "infamous" 2/3lb Scooter Burger -- possibly a nod to that joke that sleeping with fat girls is like riding a scooter, except now you're the fat girl. Taco plates include beef, chicken, and newly added fish, while signature pizzas include the beefy Wakeboard (pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage), the Hydrilla (spinach, tomato, 'shrooms, onion, green pepper, black olives), and the classic-cheese Ozzie, named after a neighborhood cat (as opposed to the Ozzy, topped with neighborhood bat).
Ski Shores Cafe
2905 Pearce Road; West Austin; 512.804.0326
For the deets: http://thrl.st/skishorescafe