One of the focal points you can't miss? A chandelier made of tequila bottles (see photo). The bar offers 100 varieties of tequila. And — Hook 'em Horns — the design tiles on the bar include several burnt orange University of Texas Longhorn logos, a nod to the restaurant's Tex-Mex menu.
The new look is courtesy of Pamela Manhas, who has been designing restaurants since 1997. Her career has included the design of more than 100 restaurants nationwide.
Educated as an architect, she received her Design and Architecture degrees from the University of Florida. She began her architectural career working with legendary architect Richard Meier in New York. She has also worked on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Wyndham Hotels and Darden Restaurants.
More coming up this month at the Austin Grill:
- Welcome Back Grand Re-opening Party (Monday, April 14; 4-7 p.m.): A special party for our loyal guests from way back and welcoming of new friends with special tasting of featured menu items.
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Fundraiser Week (Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27): A special event to raise funds in which 10 percent of guest checks will be donated to NCMEC when guests mention the organization (20 percent for those attending 4-7 p.m. Happy Hour Reception on Tuesday, April 22).
- Countdown to Cinco Party (Monday, April 21; 4-7 p.m.): 14 Days ‘til Cinco De Mayo with specials on Coronas and appetizers.