Slapbox Pizzicheria opened its newest location in far Northwest Austin at 9900 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. B100, Austin. SlapBox, which held its soft opening Nov. 5, sells hand tossed New York-style pizza by the slice and by pie. This newest location will have 16 taps dedicated to craft beer and a full bar with craft cocktails. 512-994-2725.

SXSE Food Co. celebrated its grand opening at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, located at 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin, on Nov. 7. The food truck and independent brewery announced the partnership will bring regular service during 4th Tap’s open tap hours, in addition to a reservation-only chef’s table with specialty Laotian-American dishes from founder and chef Bob Somsith. 512-902-5048.

Carabao Express celebrated its grand opening Sept. 19 at 2309 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. The locally owned restaurant serves Filipino comfort food and barbecue, featuring dishes such as Yum Yum Lechon Kawali, which is made of crispy pork belly. This is the first brick-and-mortar location for Carabao Express. 512-358-1117.


Beard Papas, a Japanese bakery, will open next year in The Domain at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. Beard Papas serves fresh Japanese cream puffs made with a variety of flavors, such as green tea and mango. The bakery first opened in Osaka, Japan, in 1999 and now has dozens of locations across the U.S., including three in Texas.


Austin-area seafood slinger Garbo’s is set to open a brick-and-mortar location at 12709 N. MoPac, Austin, after relocating from its prior location on Bratton Lane. The new location is currently open for curbside pickup orders, according to the restaurant, but Garbo’s has yet to open for full service. Garbo’s food trucks continue to serve throughout Austin, and locations and times can be found on the restaurant’s website. 512-520-8004.