Brad's Italian Deli Co-owners Ryan Peterson and Blake Webb opened Brad's Italian Deli on Feb. 2.[/caption]

Despite not being Italian, Ryan Peterson and chef Blake Webb both have a passion for the country’s cuisine.

Peterson has long worked in commercial kitchens, and Webb trained with Michelin-star chefs in Italy. They combined their talents to open Brad’s Italian Deli on Feb. 2 at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 105, Austin. The name Brad’s is actually an acronym for the co-owners’ names and their relatives, Peterson said.

The restaurant’s menu includes some classic Italian dishes using family recipes, such as the meatballs, pizzas and housemade red sauce.

But it also features influences from the pair’s Texas heritage. Customers can order a blackened tuna ciabatta, fried calamari with cornmeal or Habanero Peach BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

“It’s authentic but unique to Texas,” Peterson said.

Peterson grew up in Northwest Austin and attended Westwood High School, and he said he wanted to offer another dining option for the area. Brad’s also serves breakfast, including a variety of calzones.

“There’s not a wide variety,” Peterson said of the area's dining options. “There’s a lot of chains and local Asian places.”

Brad’s is open Tue.-Fri., Sun. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat. noon-7 p.m. It is closed Mondays. For more information call 512-814-0334 or visit

Spa Reveil Spa Reveil expanded its nail lounge in February and added another couple's suite. The spa is located inside The Domain near Kona Grill and Sur La Table.[/caption]

Other Impacts

COMING SOON—Patrick and Beth Hempton will open Hempton’s Retro Threads in late April or early May. The store, 3511 Hyridge Drive, Austin, will sell clothing design in retro styles, including styles from the 1950s such as pinup and Rockabilly. Women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags will be for sale.

RENOVATION—In February, Spa Reveil expanded its nail lounge and added a couple’s massage suite. Owner Lidya Wati opened the spa eight years ago at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 140, Austin. The expansion will allow the spa to accommodate more groups and parties. 512-339-7000.

CLOSED—On Feb. 16, Luby’s closed its restaurant at 13817 N. US 183, Austin. The site will be redeveloped for automotive sales. The Luby’s at 8176 N. MoPac, Austin, remains open.

CLOSED—Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery closed in late February at 9503 Research Blvd., Ste. 400, Austin.

CLOSED—Fine jewelry and belt-buckle business Rewards closed Feb. 26 at 9722 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 300, Austin. The business has a Dallas location that will remain open. 800-292-0195.

RELOCATION—On March 4, Indeed Inc. celebrated the opening of its new office at Champion Office Park, 6433 Champion Grandview Way, Bldg. 1, Austin. The company was previously located at 7501 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin. Indeed plans to grow from 500 to 1,500 employees at the 220,000-square-foot office. Amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio and game room. The company will host community events and plans to partner with Girls Who Code this summer. 512-459-5300.

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