PUB GRUB YOU'LL CRAVE: BLACKFINN AMERIPUB

One look at Blackfinn Ameripub's soon-to-be-unveiled menu and you know it's going to be the kind of place you dream about and wake up craving. (Hello, Bourbon Street Burger...you tempting blackened heaven on a bun with garlic-herb cream cheese, peppercorn sauce and caramelized onions.)

Set to open Thursday, Feb. 21, Blackfinn Ameripub places a new spin on the classic American pub with a lively vibe, the best crafts and cocktails in town, upbeat music and unique décor.

Lunch offerings start at 8.99, featuring 21 menu items below $10. There's a Mon.-Fri. 3 to 7 p.m. happy hour and Sun.-Thurs. 10 p.m. to close reverse happy hour; 50 beers on tap, including a number of local brews like 512, Live Oak and Independence; and live music on the patio every weekend.

Blackfinn Ameripub

4 Menu Head-Turners:

1. Blackened Brie appetizer (sliced apples, ciabatta toast and apple cranberry chutney) 2. Ginger Tuna (sushi-grade ahi steak with stir-fry vegetables, smashed rice cake and citrus soy) 3. Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf (slow roasted and served with sweet potato mash, collard greens and honey chipotle ketchup) 4. Blackfinn Hot Chocolate dessert (fallen chocolate and peanut butter soufflé with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and caramel drizzle).

Go There: 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, 512-836-3466, www.BlackfinnAmeripub.com

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