See the latest updates on these five North Central Austin-area businesses. This list is not comprehensive.

Uncle Tetsu

The Japanese bakery chain opened in its first location in the Austin area this summer in the Highland neighborhood. Known for its Japanese cheesecakes, the bakery also offers burnt Basque cheesecakes, which originated in Spain and are a creamier version of the Japanese version, along with cheesecake biscotti cookies.Asado’s Taqueria

The food trailer sits at a gas station at 45th Street and Burnet Road near several other food trailers. Asado’s Taqueria specializes in tacos and burritos with steak, carnitas or chicken; pinto beans; and pico de gallo with the option to add guacamole, sour cream and Monterey Jack cheese for an additional fee.VCA Animal Hospitals Urgent Care—North Texas

The urgent care pet hospital provides same-day and next-day veterinary care seven days a week—including holidays. Additionally, VCA offers a 24/7 teletriage option staffed by a team of on-call veterinary technicians who can advise whether an urgent care trip or emergency room is necessary.Snarf’s Sandwiches

Started by Colorado resident Jimmy Seidel—known to many as Snarf—in 1996, Snarf’s is set to open in its next sandwich shop in Austin. The sandwiches are made to order and can be made gluten-free. Salads, a rotating soup menu and desserts are also available.District Kitchen + Cocktails

Owner and executive chef Amir Hajimaleki said his team finished renovations on the space in late August to update the look and vibe of the restaurant. Some of the updates include new tables, chairs and decor. Hajimaleki said he is also excited to present a new fall menu that will include dishes such as Fesenjoon—or Persian chicken mole, as he calls it—which consists of chicken braised in pomegranate and caramelized onions seasoned with turmeric and other spices.