A town can have a fine university, pull in major industries, and even secure a prized piece of federal-government pork -- but if it doesn't have a sports-centric restaurant that makes pizzas with flamethrowers, it might as well be a Pflugerville. Marking one small step for man and one giant leap for Round Rock, HomeField Grill
Smack in the heart of Dell country, HomeField's a massive, upscale sports bar boasting a daringly creative menu and the largest beer selection in Williamson County, plus thematic touches split between the hyper-local (memorabilia from state-winning area sports teams dating back to the 70s) and the ADD: 15 flat-screens, themed rooms like the UT hoops-styled, blonde wood-floored Field House, and an arcade complete with athleisure like Nascar Racing sims, Golden Tee, and Pop-a-Shot, also damn near a new nickname for Gilbert Arenas. The grubbing starts with the aforementioned Flamethrower Pizzas (seared, then finished off with 2 minutes of fire) in combos like the prime- rib/'shrooms/bell-pepper Arrosto, the Amanti della Carne (TX all-beef smoked sausage, ground beef, pepperoni), and the caramelized-onion'd Buffalo Chicken, made with a blend of Mama C's Marinara and Frank's Red Hot Sauce (what Frank C's must be one Red Hot Mama). The heart of the order boasts a grilled pork tenderloin drizzled in black mustard sauce, a baked-to-order King Ranch Casserole, and an herb-buttered or coffee-rubbed Hall of Fame Ribeye, featuring meat from Nolan Ryan's farm that's as organic as his beef with Robin Ventura
Keeping with their local motif, HFG has commissioned its own house-brew (the Griller), and have reserved 14 of their 25 taps for TX beers -- though you'll still have to drive a few miles east for a cold, refreshing Pflager.