Black Walnut Cafe Austin Commons The Asian BBQ Salmon is a signature dish with sweet bell peppers, broccoli, snow peas, red onions, scallions, cilantro and a honey ginger sauce ($16.5 0).[/caption]

Houston-based fast casual restaurant chain Black Walnut Cafe opened its second Austin location Oct. 1 on Burnet Road.

The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including sandwiches, salads, burgers and pasta dishes as well as craft beer and wine. Local beer options include from Adelbert’s Brewery, 512 Brewing Co., Circle Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing Co., Live Oak Brewing Co. and Independence Brewing Co.

Customers place their order at the counter and receive a pager to notify them when their food is ready for pickup. The location also has a bar with craft cocktails.

Black Walnut Cafe Austin Commons The Chicken Caesar Salad includes grilled marinated chicken breast, croutons, Marie cheese, romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing and garlic bread ($10 ).[/caption]

The new location is now open at the Austin Commons shopping center, 11101 Burnet Road, Ste. 150. The restaurant’s parent company, Black Forest Ventures Co., also owns the center. The first Austin location of Black Walnut Cafe is located in Northwest Austin at 10817 RM 2222 near River Place Boulevard.

Black Walnut Cafe is open Mon.-Thu. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy hour is 7-10:30 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.

For more information call 512-873-7800 or visit

Other Impacts:

NOW OPEN—Austin-based Flavor Vapor opened a second location Aug. 28 in the Galleria Oaks shopping center at 13376 Research Blvd., Ste. 102. The shop sells a variety of vaping equipment, juice, accessories and T-shirts. 512-770-6700.

Shanghai Noodle House Shanghai Noodle House will open this fall at 10300 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. A.[/caption]

COMING SOON—Yulin Lu will open Shanghai Noodle House this fall at 10300 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. A. He said he plans to serve a variety of Chinese noodle dishes and bubble tea.

COMING SOON—Opening in mid-October is E’Shee Nails Spa at 10225 Research Blvd., Ste. 310. Owner Van Tran will provide manicures, pedicures and massages. He said he will offer a 15 percent discount on any service during the business’s first month. 512-814-0253.

COMING SOON—Aamil Sarfani will open Two Hands Coffee in the new Rock Rose district of The Domain at 11421 Rock Rose, Ste. X4-300, in early December. Sarfani said the coffee house plans to pay double fair trade prices to the Nicaraguan coffee farmers to help the environment and their communities. Two Hands will offer a selection of juices, locally craft beer and wine.