Smokin' Beauty restaurant opens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Texas barbecue and Vietnamese fusion spot Smokin' Beauty is holding its grand opening Aug. 28. The eatery features signature fusion dishes, such as its smoked brisket banh mi. (Courtesy Smokin' Beauty)
Texas barbecue and Vietnamese fusion spot Smokin' Beauty is holding its grand opening Aug. 28. The eatery features signature fusion dishes, such as its smoked brisket banh mi. (Courtesy Smokin' Beauty)

Texas barbecue and Vietnamese fusion spot Smokin' Beauty is holding its grand opening Aug. 28. The eatery features signature fusion dishes, such as its smoked brisket banh mi. (Courtesy Smokin' Beauty)

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Northwest Austin

Texas-Vietnamese barbecue fusion spot Smokin’ Beauty celebrates grand opening


Now, almost six months after owners Mike and Thao Roth initially teased their Texas-Vietnamese fusion menu, Smokin’ Beauty is set to hold its grand opening Aug. 28 at 11806 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle



Department of Defense contractor Ghost-Tactical taking up residence in Buda


Ghost-Tactical, a Department of Defense military contractor that had locations in Hawaii, California and Louisiana, is in the process of consolidating its operations and moving to its new location at 1220 Satterwhite Road, Buda, in the Satterwhite Business Park.

New Braunfels

QuikTrip now open in New Braunfels


QuikTrip opened its first location in New Braunfels on Aug. 27 at 2017 FM 1102, New Braunfels.

Iain Oldman, Brian Rash and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.