Juliet Italian Kitchen to open Arboretum location and 7 other dining updates in Northwest Austin

Juliet Italian Kitchen
Juliet Italian Kitchen is set to open its second Austin restaurant in the Arborteum early in 2021. (Courtesy Juliet Italian Kitchen)

Juliet Italian Kitchen is set to open its second Austin restaurant in the Arborteum early in 2021. (Courtesy Juliet Italian Kitchen)

Now open

Taqueria Los Regios began operating in September at 2601 W. Braker Lane, Austin, in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station. The food truck serves breakfast and lunch tacos and emplames, a Mexican specialty dish from Nuevo León. 512-736-1839

Los Angeles-based Dog Haus opened its first Austin brick-and-mortar location in late September at 7701 N. RM 620, Austin. The restaurant and beer hall, which is focused on gourmet hot dogs and sausages, is owned by spouses Frank and Cathy Zoella. The newly constructed, 2,600-square-foot space will feature 24 beers on tap. Dog Haus was one of the first tenants at Kitchen United Mix in North Austin. 512-344-9481. www.doghaus.com

Four Points Outdoor Eatery opened in October at 6901 N. RM 620, Austin. The outdoor eatery features eight to 10 international food trailers and a covered patio. The owners also operate the four locations of Mesa Rosa Mexican Restaurant, which has been in the Austin area for 27 years. 512-789-6250

Madera & Grill held its grand opening Aug. 8 at 6811 N. RM 620, Austin. The Venezuelan food truck serves wood-fired smoked meat plates, chicken wings, arepas and more. 305-608-9978. www.instagram.com/maderandgrill

China Fu opened in late June at 825 E. Rundberg Lane, Ste. G5, Austin, in the space formerly occupied by Li Hot Pot. The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine, such as yakisoba and Mongolian beef, and offers delivery to surrounding areas. 512-852-8166. https://china-fu.business.site

Coming soon

Local chain Tony C’s Pizza & Beer Garden will open a North Austin location later this fall at 2900 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, according to a company news release. The Italian eatery offers pizzas, subs, gelato and imported wines on tap. www.tonycsbeergarden.com

Juliet Italian Kitchen will open its second location in February 2021 at The Arboretum. The new restaurant, set to be located at 10000 Research Blvd., Austin, will serve classic Italian fare with dishes made from pasta made fresh daily. The Arboretum kitchen will also make dishes unique to that location. 512-479-1800. www.juliet-austin.com


Austin pizzeria Brick Oven, which opened its first location in 1982, and its sister restaurant Baretto are closing in the Arboretum at 10710 Research Blvd., Austin, on Nov. 30. According to a post on Brick Oven’s website, the restaurant lost its lease due to the expansion of the nearby H-E-B. Co-owner Donnie Johnson said the ownership is currently searching for a new location for Brick Oven. 512-345-6181 (Brick Oven). www.brickovenaustin.com. 512-345-799 (Baretto). www.barettoatx.com

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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