One of the greatest weeks in television — the Discovery Channel’s always epic Shark Week — returns on Sunday, and the League Tavern & Kitchen in Lakeway and Avery Ranch wants to make a big splash about it.
Through July 2, when Shark Week ends, the restaurant will have Shark Week food and drink specials, as well as offer the chance for diners to watch the week of deadly good television while they eat. Shark Week will play nonstop at both of the League locations. Here’s what the Shark Week specials are:
- Shark Bait: fried mahi-mahi with fries
- Buckets of Bait: 10/20/30 pieces of shark bait
- Blood in the Water: cilantro-infused pineapple juice with Malibu rum, blue curacao and cherry
The League, as I wrote in a column two years ago, has been a reliable spot to get well-made cocktails outside the core of Austin. Although the head bartender who transformed the drinks program at the League is no longer there, his legacy, for the most part, continues on with the League’s current cocktail offerings. These include a small menu of tiki drinks — like the Mai Tai and the Blue Hawaiian — so if you’ve finished the Blood in the Water and are looking for something similar, the “tiki-tails” are your best bet.
Not sure when you should stop in to watch Shark Week while you feast? Here’s a list of recommendations of the shows to catch, according to a scientist who said this year’s batch of fish-filled entertainment is looking, from a scientific accuracy perspective, not so bad.
For more information about the League, visit leaguelakeway.com.