Three restaurateurs with ties to Tony C's, The League Kitchen and Tavern and Fonda San Miguel are teaming up to open a restaurant in Northwest Austin.
Dos Chivos Mexican Restaurant, which likely will open the week of April 13, will serve a variety of Tex-Mex and Interior Mexican entrees, such as Cochinita pibil with roasted pork shoulder, pescado Veracruzano featuring seared Texas redfish and avocado tres leches using a recipe from Saucedo's grandmother.
Co-owner and chef Mizael Saucedo said the restaurant is designed to be family friendly and has a children's menu, approachable entrees and happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m.
Co-owner Tony Ciola said TC4 & Co.—which operates Tony C's, The League and Dos Chivos— aims to bring quality restaurants to the suburbs.
"Our concepts are neighborhood restaurants," he said. " We like the fact we can get to know our guests on a personal level. We'll see these people two to three times per week."
The restaurant is located in the former Johnny Carino's at 11620 N. RM 620, and will have an outdoor patio seating 60.
A grand opening celebration is planned for May 5 at 5 p.m. with a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin. Specials and live music will be available. For more information visit www.doschivos.com.
COMING SOON— Owners Blake Webb, Ryan Peterson and Christian Porter expect to open Brad's Italian Deli in the Williamson Square shopping center by June. The fast-casual restaurant, located at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 105, will offer menu items such as pizza, rotisserie chicken, risotto and specialty sandwiches.
Webb said all three owners are chefs. He trained in Italy and interned at a Michelin star restaurant in the Italian Alps. Peterson has been a chef in Austin for nearly 30 years, and Porter is a trained pastry chef. 512-814-0334. www.bradsitaliandeli.com
NOW OPEN—Orangetheory Fitness opened its third Central Texas location April 10 near the Arboretum in Arbor Town Square, 10721 Research Blvd., Ste. A-100. The studio features one-hour classes focusing on cardio and strength training. Heart monitors track clients' heart rates to maximize calorie burn, and clients typically burn between 500 and 1,000 calories per class.
Classes are limited to 24 people with an instructor and a coach to provide motivation. Clients may book classes online or through the app. Orangetheory Fitness offers no-contract memberships and packages. 512-900-3223. www.orangetheoryfitness.com