Six restaurants coming soon to Central Austin

Courtesy Poke Austin
Courtesy Poke Austin

Courtesy Poke Austin

1. Neapolitan pizzeria The Backspace will open a second location at 1745 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 400, Austin, this spring. It is owned by Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant group Parkside Projects. The original is located in the back space of Cirkiel’s flagship restaurant Parkside downtown. 512-474-9899.

2. BB.Q Chicken will open in a restaurant in the Crescent development at 6929 Airport Blvd., Ste. 158, Austin, in April. The Korean chicken franchise was established in 1995 and came to the U.S. in 2014.

3. Simi Estiatorio, a Greek fine dining restaurant focusing on seafood, will open this spring at 601 Congress Ave., Austin, in the Littlefield Building. Owner George Theodosiou previously worked at Peter Luger Steak House in New York City.

4. Local Foods, a Texas restaurant group with five locations in Houston, will open an Austin location late this summer at 454 W. Second St. The restaurant serves locally sourced and seasonal meals and will offer two dining levels and a patio.

5. Poke Austin will open a second location in East Austin’s new Saltillo development at 1211 E. Fifth St., Unit 110, in March. The local business opened its first location in Sunset Valley and o ers a build-your-own poke bowl menu. 512-891-8368.

6. Reunion 19, a taqueria and bar, will open Feb. 14 at 1700 E. Second St., Austin, in the space previously occupied by the restaurant Gotham. It is owned by Esdras Ochoa, a Los Angeles chef who founded Mexicali Tacos & Co. and is a partner at restaurant Salazar.

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