'Big Lebowski'-themed eatery defies expectations in North Austin; New Braunfels venue featured in music video and more top Central Texas news

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs

Bowling alley burger dive named after a cult film upends expectations in Austin

Owner Helen Alger knows there is more to Lebowski’s Grill than meets the eye, but says she does not mind having the element of surprise.

Austin metro


10 restaurants now open, coming soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville

Looking for a new place to eat or drink in your neighborhood? Check out this list of restaurants that have recently opened or are coming soon to Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

Round Rock

Amazon submits project application for planned unit development in Round Rock

Amazon.com Services LLC filed an application Oct. 22 for the zoning change of a 193-acre property just outside of Round Rock city limits to a planned unit development.

Cedar Park-Leander

3 businesses now open or coming soon in the Cedar Park, Leander area

Check out three businesses now open or coming soon in the Leander-Cedar Park area, including a new Chipotle, the second location of a gaming center and Slab BBQ's new location.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for upcoming music video

New Braunfels’ well-known Gruene Hall hosted country music artist Scotty McCreery during the week of Oct. 18 as he filmed an upcoming music video.

Olivia Aldridge, Brooke Sjoberg, Taylor Girtman and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.
By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.