Now Open on Cuernavaca in West Austin: The 263 Provisions AND Grill!

July 13, 2012by Brian Talley

263 restaurantResidents of the Cuernavaca neighborhood in West Austin are all fired up about The 263, a brand new general store and restaurant at 1705 Cuernavaca Drive, just up the hill from Lake Austin. “The atmosphere is very family and dog friendly with a super-friendly owner and staff,” raves Cuernavaca resident Alicia V. “I couldn’t have asked for a better neighborhood store and hang-out spot for my family! So happy the Liddy’s opened this place up!”

Named after the area’s token phone prefix 2-6-3, phase one is a general grocery store specializing in organic and natural products, coffee and on-the-go meals. It’s open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and offers fresh vegetables, ice cream by the scoop, specialty espresso and local Kombucha on tap! Phase two (now open!) is a family-friendly indoor-outdoor American grill serving up casual comfort food: wood oven pizzas, Panini, rotisserie meats, salads, burgers and more. There’s even an outdoor event stage for live entertainment. The hours of the restaurant are Monday thru Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday for brunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

The 263, Provisions and GrillOwner Dennis Liddy moved to Cuernavaca with his wife 5 years ago from East Austin. After working in kitchens of 612 West, the Bitter End, and the Granite Café, Liddy tried his hand at running a general store in New Mexico. A desire for better schools for his children eventually brought him and wife Bridget back to Austin. The 263 Provisions and Restaurant is the realization of a lifelong dream, and the best of both business worlds!

Liddy’s high regard for writers defines the unique branding and logo design of 263, which are shaped like keytops off a vintage typewriter. Captivating images and quotes painted on the interior and exterior walls give deference to writers like Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski.

The store is quickly becoming a staple to local residents. “I timed it. It’s a half-hour minimum to hit H-E-B from here,” says Liddy. “The restaurant will eventually do the heavy lifting when it comes to profits, but I think the provisions side of 263 will become a lifesaver for families in need of healthy, last-minute items!”

The 263 Outdoor Patio and Live Music VenueWhether you live in Steiner Ranch or Lakeway, Liddy’s venue is not too far away! Cuernavaca Drive is halfway between Westlake Hills and Highway 71 on Bee Caves Road. Stop by, or give him and The 263 a call. The phone prefix will sound awfully familiar: (512) 263-7330!

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