After five years of operating as a pop-up, KG BBQ opened its first permanent trailer Oct. 1 at Oddwood Brewing. Owned by Cairo native Kareem Elghayesh, KG BBQ has many Egyptian influences on its menu, including the brisket rice bowl topped with tahini, pomegranate seeds and candied nuts. KG BBQ is located at 3108 Manor Road, Austin. 512-402-3083. www.kgbbq.com/
Katy joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism and certificate in Deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in April 2022. She covers the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Hancock, Windsor Park, West Austin/Tarrytown. Prior to CI, Katy served as the features editor for The News Record. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.