H-E-B to feature fried chicken eatery from 'Top Chef' alum and more Central Texas news

H-E-B is opening a new food hall in East Austin on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Ben Porter Photography)
H-E-B is opening a new food hall in East Austin on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Ben Porter Photography)

H-E-B is opening a new food hall in East Austin on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Ben Porter Photography)

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Central Austin

Food hall at H-E-B opens Aug. 25 with barbecue, tacos, a bar and fried chicken restaurant from 'Top Chef' alum

H-E-B will open a new food hall and bar Aug. 25 at its Mueller location, 1801 E. 51st St., Austin. The new space includes six restaurants and is open for limited in-person dining and takeout orders as well as beer, wine and cocktails in person or to-go.

Northwest Austin



Roundup: Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café now serving, plus 4 other businesses now open or celebrating anniversaries in Northwest Austin

As customers are slowly permitted to return to in-person dining and shopping, new restaurants and businesses are opening across Northwest Austin. Here is a roundup of new businesses to check out.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

Free coronavirus testing to be offered in Kyle, San Marcos

Free COVID-19 testing will be provided in San Marcos and Kyle from Aug. 24-29.

The testing, offered through Hays county and other government authorities, will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

New Braunfels

Laurel Grace Yoga celebrates one year in business, new studio space now open in New Braunfels


On Aug. 23, Laurel Grace Yoga hosted its first virtual yoga class in its new studio space located at 351 Main Plaza, New Braunfels. Lauren Welch started the yoga practice in August 2019 with online classes and on-site instruction for groups.

Mi Frijoles to open brick-and-mortar restaurant in New Braunfels

Mi Frijoles Taco Shop will open a new restaurant on South Union Avenue in New Braunfels in early October. The taco cart and catering operation specializes in breakfast tacos, specialty tacos, carne asada, and handmade flour and corn tortillas.

Lauren Canterberry, Warren Brown, Iain Oldman and Jack Flagler contributed to this report.