East Side Pies will open a new restaurant in North Austin next year. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
1. East Side Pies will open a new pizzeria at 5530 Burnet Road, Austin, in the former location of Hey Cupcake. East Side Pies co-founder Noah Polk said the new store is planned to open Jan. 2, 2022. It will be the fourth location for the East Austin-based restaurant. www.eastsidepies.com
2. Asian kitchen Chicken Rice Joe opened for takeout and delivery operations June 25. Operating at 5610 I-35 N., Austin, the eatery is now serving signature Hainanese and roast chicken rice plates alongside South East Asian-inspired side dishes and home-brewed drinks. 737-255-8625. www.chickenricejoe.com
3. New Mexican seafood and sushi spot Seareinas held its soft opening July 14 at 6607 N. I-35, Austin. Owned by Gabriela’s Group, a local restaurant management group helmed by Gariela and Arturo Bucio, Seareinas features a menu focused on seafood dishes originating from the coastal Mexican state of Sinaloa. 737-222-5390. www.seareinasaustin.com
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.
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