• Room With a View: The Apartment Above Jeffrey's

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

    Austin’s newest private dining space offers views of historic Clarksville neighborhood.

A private dining area called The Apartment, has been added to Jeffrey’s in Austin. Jeffrey’s is a full-service restaurant with several dining rooms and a bar that seats 80 total guests. The newly added space, which can accommodate 20 seated guests or 30 standing, offers a choice of family style menus featuring dry-aged prime beef and American classics and has its own personal bartender.

Partners Ron and Peggy Weiss and Jeff Weinberger opened Jeffrey’s in 1975 to bring a simple café to the quiet, historic Clarksville neighborhood in Austin. 

Reimagined and completely renovated in 2012 by Austin chef Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman and their team, the restaurant is now owned by McGuire Moorman Hospitality, which upholds the restaurant’s legacy of simply prepared seasonal cooking and delicious wines —all with friendly, professional service. Groups love the crispy fried Gulf oysters, Niman Ranch center-cut tenderloin filet and baked Alaska.  

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.