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Celebrate National Donut Day with Round Rock Donuts

“World Famous since 1926!” - Round Rock Donuts pictured above

Happy National Donut Day to all those with a sweet tooth! Did you know that November 5th is one of two National Donut Days observed in the U.S. each year? (The other is observed on June 2nd!)

Austinites have been sharing their love for the world-famous Round Rock Donuts since the early 1940’s after the original owner, Reinhold R. Moehring, decided to create giant donuts as a specialty item to keep his small business doors open at the Lone Star Bakery which originally opened in 1926.

Over the past 96 years, Round Rock Donuts has remained a local and nationally recognized favorite. In early 2022, they opened their 2nd Austin-area...

Austin's Hottest New Restaurants!

Austin is known for its incredible food scene. Check out this list of the newest and hottest restaurants in the city! 

  1. Honey Pig RestaurantEast Coast Korean barbecue chain Honey Pig opened its first Austin location in July. The restaurant features grill-it-yourself brisket, and bulgogi, with other dishes like noodles, soups, and bibimbap to round out the menu. Honey Pig is open for indoor dine-in services.
    Click here to view the website 

  2. Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine Austin - The Dallas-Fort Worth mini-chain made its way into Austin with its all-you-can-eat Brazilian pizza in July. ...

The masterminds behind Birdie’s, Kitty Cohen’s, and White Horse are opening a new spot!

The masterminds behind Birdie’s, Kitty Cohen’s, and White Horse are opening a new spot! Day Dreamer is opening on East Sixth Street soon!! The drink menu will include classic & in-house cocktails.  Food-wise, Day Dreamer will feature Neapolitan-New York-style pizzas, by the founders formerly of pizza truck Sammataro, Townsend Smith and Daniel Sorg, along with Zak Drummond of a Rhode Island hot dog pop-up. The menu will also feature salads, meatballs, and soft serve! 

Plan your visit as soon as it opens!! 

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Chicken Salad Chick will make an Austin debut!

Chicken Salad Chick has been absolutely BOOMING around the country! It is the country's only fast &  casual chicken salad restaurant chain. There are now 200 locations in 17 states! The popular restaurant has a few locations in Texas but will finally make a debut in Austin soon! In fact, Chicken Salad Chick plans to open 8 Austin locations over the next 3 years! This project will be led by restaurant and franchise veterans Austin Young and Sara Ingram.

"Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and we're very excited to introduce the brand to such a booming market," Young said in a written statement. "This eight-unit deal was a natural next step in our career with the brand because...

Perry’s Restaurants announces new modern Mexican steakhouse concept, VERDAD

VERDAD True Modern Mexican will be joining its wildly popular sister concept, CARVE American Grille, at The Grove in Central Austin in late summer 2023.


VERDAD, translating to “truth,” will create an elevated Mexican steakhouse experience by mixing traditional dishes with modernized cooking, offering an explorative dining experience in a beautiful atmosphere. This large 10,300+ sq ft restaurant will feature 2 patios, expansive bar + tequila tasting table, and interior design inspired by Mayan, Aztec, and Spanish culture.


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The Iconic Ski Shores Cafe Reopened!

The iconic Lake Austin restaurant the Ski Shores Cafe reopened at the end of June! Ski Shores has been enjoyed by lake-goers since 1954! This Austin staple is back with all the classics — fried catfish, burgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, and the list goes on and on. It is now owned by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality. The drink menu is impressive with refreshing margs, beer, chilled wine, and cocktails. There is seating inside, on the porch, or on the lawn by a fire pit. 

Click here to view Ski Shores website!


Pecan Square Cafe is now Open!

Pecan Square Cafe is Now Open in Austin! It was opened by the famous restaurant group, McGuire Moorman Lambert. Pecan Square was inspired by the seasonal coastal cuisine and timeless vibes of Northern California restaurants like Zuni Café and Chez Panisse.

In a phone conversation with the American-Statesman this week, MML co-founder Larry McGuire called those spots “inspiring places that have become the institutions that we’re always trying to build in Austin.” 


Pecan Square Cafe is located at 1200B W. Sixth St. in the Clarksville area. The restaurant resides in the renovated building behind MML property Clark’s. 


Top Food Trucks in ATX

Austin is well-known for its incredible and diverse food scene. Food Trucks are essential to the Austinite aesthetic and with warm weather upon us, it’s time to make your food truck bucket list. Travel the world through taste by checking out this list of top food trucks around the city.

Click here for a list of the top food trucks in ATX!.


Cinco de Mayo in ATX

Cinco de Mayo is here!! Grab your friends or family and check out some of the best tex-mex spots in Austin! Here is a list of places having Cinco de Mayo celebrations & deals!

  • The Far Out Lounge
  • Lucky Rabbit Bar
  • Rustic Tap Beer Garden
  • Chuy's
  • Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
  • Little Woodrow;s
  • Wanderlust Wine Collective
  • Armadillo Den
  • Thrive Craft House

Click the link for more info & more options for Cinco de Mayo! 


Austin's Newest Mediterranean Restaurant

Have you heard about Austin's newest Mediterranean restaurant? Wax Myrtle’s is an upscale bar, pool, and restaurant located in downtown Austin. The restaurant is located at 506 San Jacinto Boulevard within the Thompson Austin and Tommie Austin hotels.

Wax Myrtle's just opened on a 4th-floor terrace. It is a tropical oasis surrounded by the most beautiful downtown Austin City Views. Not only is it an incredible restaurant but it also has a luxurious pool. It was originally only open for hotel guests but now is open to the public. You can easily make reservations on Resy!

Click here for more info about Wax Myrtle.


East Austin’s Caribbean restaurant, Canje, serves up sweet and spicy cuisine!

Since opening its doors in the Fall of 2021, Canje has relied on its authentic Caribbean flavor from executive chef, Tavel Bristol-Joseph, a Georgetown, Guyana native. “Traditional meets modern” here with dishes like plantain chips and served with mango hot-sauce, Guyanese-style roti, jerk chicken with charred tomatoes, and spiced and pickled mango and pineapple, (achar).

These delicious, unique flavors extend into the restaurant’s cocktail menu with favorites including the tamarind sour, frozen pina colada, and other fruit-driven cocktails and natural wines.

The desserts, chef’s Bristol-Joseph’s known specialty, brings ambrosia with spiked rum and fruits,...

Open Table Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in Austin

The Austin food scene is always spectacular. Open Table is one of the most popular apps these days that suggests restaurants, features the menus, and let's you make a quick and easy reservation! (which is a must in ATX!) Here are the Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in Austin according to Open Table!

  • Eddie V's - 5th Street - 301 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Paperboy - 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
  • ...

New Tex-Mex Restaurant!

It’s no secret that most Austinites consider themselves “foodies.” This year, our city will see a wave of new restaurants opening from food trucks up to high-end eateries. Arguably receiving the most hype, Austin’s beloved “Mi Trailita Y Mas” taco truck has openeded a permanent restaurant location just up the street at 5706 Manor Road in Windsor Park. Customers can enjoy all the menu classics as well as brand new menu options such as enchiladas and chile rellenos. 

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Koko's Bavarian

A German Brewery and Biergarten had it’s Grand Opening last month and it is all the craze already. Koko’s Bavarian is located in East Austin on E 5th St. On the menu you can find delicious delights such as pretzels, smoked pork shoulder, German sausages, schnitzels, and of course beer!

The atmosphere is very welcoming with a spacious and stylish patio. Bring your friends, family, or furry friends to Koko’s Bavarian soon!

Learn more about Koko's here. 


Taquero Mucho Opens New Location in the Domain!

The original Taquero Mucho location opened on West Sixth Street in February 2020. It gained massive popularity for its all pink design and tasty food. The menu is inspired by Michoacán family recipes that co-owner and creative director Gabriela Bucio ate while growing up in Mexico.

Now the restaurant has opened another location at the Domain. They feature a similar menu, including Taquero Mucho’s weekend brunch menu. The restaurant also features craft cocktails, margaritas and micheladas made with fresh-squeezed juice. Go check it out!

Click here for more information!


New Greek Restaurant Opens in Downtown Austin!

A new Greek restaurant recently opened on Congress and it has already become one of the hottest spots downtown! Simi Estiatorio is the epitome of fine dining. On the menu, you’ll find abundant seafood and hearty steaks with a creative take on Mediterranean favorites. The menu offers cold in-house cocktails, oysters, and many other incredible items to choose from. You can make a reservation easily on Open Table. The authentic atmosphere and cuisine truly makes you feel like you have just landed in Greece. Simi is perfect for a date night or gathering of friends! Go check it out soon!


New Sushi Restaurant in the Domain!


A new sushi restaurant recently opened in The Domain and everyone is talking about it! Blue Sushi Sake Grill has a few locations across the country and it has just made its Austin debut. The menu offers cold in-house cocktails, extravagant sushi, and many other incredible items to choose from. Happy hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00-6:00 PM and all day Sunday! The swanky atmosphere with bright lights is something you have to see for yourself. Blue is located off of Century Oaks Terrace, across the street from Forever 21 and Zara in the Domain. See you there!

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Sammie's Italian is Back!


Everyone knew the popular Hut’s Hamburgers restaurant that unfortunately closed in March of last year. The iconic West-6th building was originally Sammie’s Drive-in, founded in 1939. A month ago, Sammie’s reopened to bring a restored and reinvented version of the old restaurant. Some of the incredible menu items include calamari, gnocchi, steak, salads, and also seven specialty dishes on the "Sammie’s Classics" list. This is a perfect spot for a birthday, date night, or group event. It might be a good idea to make a reservation on their website. Check out the deliciousness that Sammie’s has to offer this summer! 


Brand New Chic Restaurant at the Commodore Perry Estate

The Commodore Perry Estate is one of the hottest new spots in Austin right now. The stunning historic mansion serves as a hotel and a membership club. Since opening last June, the exquisite estate has only allowed hotel guests and private members. Now, a new eatery called Lutie’s Garden Restaurant just opened to the public and it is all the craze.

Two admired Austin chefs have marked their return back to Austin from San Francisco. When the chef duo was asked to join the restaurant project, they knew they couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Bradley Nicholson & Susana Querejazu have brought their expertise and...

Turkey To-Go?

Throughout the pandemic, food service companies across the globe have modified their business to serve the rapidly growing number of to-go orders. Grocery stores are now offering more pick-up & delivery options than ever before. Food delivery companies like Door Dash & Uber Eats are overflowing with orders day and night. We are now over 7 months into our new “socially distanced” culture and with holidays around the corner, it has us wondering what those meals will look like this year.

 Multiple Austin restaurants and grocery stores offer pre-ordered Thanksgiving dinners which may be a safer and simpler alternative to enjoy this year’s annual feast. Check out this list of some of our favorite local food services who are open for to-go business. From traditional Thanksgiving staples to untraditional cuisine, you’ll be serving up delicious convivence!


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