6 new restaurants, 1 brewery now open in the Northwest Austin area

Hopsquad Brewing Co. will open in North Austin on Dec. 28 with five core beers on tap. (Courtesy Hopsquad Brewing Co.)
Hopsquad Brewing Co. will open in North Austin on Dec. 28 with five core beers on tap. (Courtesy Hopsquad Brewing Co.)

Hopsquad Brewing Co. will open in North Austin on Dec. 28 with five core beers on tap. (Courtesy Hopsquad Brewing Co.)

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Jan Chi Korean BBQ opened in the former Hai Ky restaurant. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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China Gold Asian Kitchen is now open. (Marisa Charpentier/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Hu Tieu My Tho is located in North Austin's Chinatown Center. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Northwest Austin residents have more food choices with the start of the new year. Several new restaurants opened in late 2019, offering a variety of cuisines.

Here is a look at six restaurants and one new brewery:

1. Homero Campuzano opened Sophie’s Restaurant on Sept. 17 at 6001 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 440, Austin. The family-owned and -operated restaurant serves classic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, including breakfast tacos, tortas, asada plates and sopes. The restaurant also has a kids menu as well as margaritas, cocktails and draft beer. 512-953-8398. www.sophiesrestaurantatx.com

2. Hu Tieu My Tho opened in late November in the Chinatown Center at 10901 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A101, Austin. The Vietnamese noodle house serves a noodle soup called hu tieu with a variety of proteins, including pork, shrimp, squid liver and tofu. 737-209-0115

3. China Gold Asian Kitchen opened in early November in the former location of Jenna's Asian Kitchen at 12300 RM 620, Austin. The Asian restaurant offers dine-in, takeout and delivery. 512-428-4581. www.facebook.com/China-Gold-101723334530173

4. Jan Chi Korean BBQ opened in November at 3808 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 104, Austin, and serves Korean barbecue dishes including bulgogi, bibimbap and Korean-style fried chicken wings. Lunch specials include bento boxes and are available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio. 512-852-9990

5. Dos Salsas on Dec. 20 opened its location near The Domain at 11301 Burnet Road, Bldg. 1, Austin. The Tex-Mex restaurant, with other locations in Cedar Park and Georgetown, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with seafood, low-carb and vegan options. 512-360-9055. www.dossalsas.com

6. Taste of Wong, located at 13201 RM 620 N., Ste. 204, Austin, opened its doors to customers in late December. Taste of Wong serves donburi—Japanese rice bowls—with salmon, pork belly, beef and chicken. The restaurant also serves grilled vegetables and protein skewers. www.tasteofwong.com

North Austin's brewery scene adds 1 more

7. North Austin brewery Hopsquad Brewing Co., located at 2307 Kramer Lane, Austin, opened Dec. 28. The brewery, first announced in March 2018, offers five core beers—a saison, a pale ale, an IPA, a Pilsner and a roggenbier. Hopsquad will additionally introduce rotational seasonal beers, such as a Dark Cascadian Ale and Watermelon Mint Summer Ale, founder Alex Limon said. Customers can also take beer home through growler fills at the brewery, Limon said. 512-220-0541. www.hopsquad.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 reporter for Northwest Austin.
By Amy Denney

Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


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