My best friend is getting married at Chapel Dulcinea on Friday, May 21st. Very small ceremony and we are looking for a place to have dinner together afterward (expect party of 10-15), probably around 9:00 pm. We have recently found out that this is also the weekend of UT graduation, so we fully expect all of the downtown places to be extremely crowded. I am looking for suggestions in the mid-range price level that could easily accommodate a group that size (all age groups including newborn) that might be close to the chapel. The only food requirements are no Italian, no BBQ and no sushi. We are looking for something unique to Austin if possible. I am very unfamiliar with the area where the chapel is located as most of my visits to Austin center around the So/Co Downtown area. Any help is much appreciated.
And while you are making suggestions, I will also be in town in a couple of weeks for the Lone Star Round-Up car show. If there are any new cool places we should check out for food or especially drinks - I would love to hear about those too. We are more of beer drinking, hanging out, listening to music type crowd - nothing we can't wear jeans and a T-shirt to for this trip. We will be staying at the Austin Motel so anything along that vibe, would be cool.
Thanks in advance!