Austin Beerworks celebrates 10 years; new pizza spot opening in Anderson Mill and other restaurant news in Northwest Austin

Austin Beerworks
Austin Beerworks in North Austin is celebrating 10 years of serving customers at its brewery and taproom. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Beerworks in North Austin is celebrating 10 years of serving customers at its brewery and taproom. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)


1. Kasey’s at Hopsquad in late April began serving out of its food truck at Hopsquad Brewing Co., located at 2307 Kramer Lane, Austin. The new food truck is open Wednesday through Sunday at the North Austin brewery. Kasey’s serves fried pickles, chicken wings and more with occasional game day specials during Austin FC game watch parties.

2. Confections eatery Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls opened to customers May 29. The bakery, located at 10910 Domain Drive, Ste. 106, Austin, serves sweet rolls with an assortment of flavors. Customers can order sweet rolls, which are similar to cinnamon rolls, with toppings including caramel apple, banana pudding, Oreo crumbles and more.


3. Italian restaurant Pizza Roma is aiming to open June 15 at 10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 108A, Austin, according to owners Nderim and Lindita Lena. Pizza Roma serves pies baked on pizza stones and will have a daily pickup special for customers. 737-300-1003


4. Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood will relocate its original North Austin location from 500 Parker Drive, Austin, to a new building at 701 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, later this year. The iconic orange-painted seafood restaurant offers both Cajun and Thai menu options and has served the area since 2010. Deckhand has a second location in South Austin. 512-368-3379.


5. Austin Beerworks celebrated its 10th anniversary of serving at 3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin. The North Austin brewery, known for its flagship beers such as Pearl-Snap and Fire Eagle, reopened its taproom to customers on June 7. The brewery's taproom had been closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 512-821-2494.


6. Ramen Tatsu-ya in early March opened an outdoor dining space at its original North Austin location at 8557 Research Blvd., Ste. 126, Austin. The outdoor space extends into the restaurant’s parking lot and provides private, covered patio seating available for reservation through the Japanese cuisine restaurant’s website. 512-893-5561.

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.


The mid-June East Sixth Street shooting has prompted responses from city police, EMS and government officials. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sixth Street fatal shooting leads to renewed discussions of public safety staffing, gun violence prevention in Austin

Increased police staffing, improved EMS availability, and state or federal action on gun violence prevention are among the proposals floated in the wake of the weekend shooting.

Plans to move forward with the design of a new Travis County women's jail have been postponed indefinitely. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County pauses plans to build new women's jail

Commissioners voted unanimously to postpone any design or construction of new jail facilities for at least a year while staff re-evaluate the Travis County correctional system's needs.

Austin FC fans
Austin FC supporters groups release parade route ahead of inaugural home game

Motorists should look for pedestrians walking around near the site of Q2 Stadium ahead of Austin FC's June 19 inaugural home game.

Joseph Chacon, interim chief of the Austin Police Department, gives an update on Austin's recent move into the second phase of Proposition B camping ban enforcement June 15 alongside Homeless Strategy Officer Dianna Grey and City Manager Spencer Cronk. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Proposition B enforcement shifts from education to warnings

Austin officials on June 15 provided an update on enforcement and outreach work by city staff and the Austin Police Department with the second phase of Proposition B camping ban enforcement now underway.

Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

Candlewood Suites Northwest Austin
Williamson County declines lawsuit against Austin over Candlewood Suites saga—for now

Williamson County did not hold a vote to file a lawsuit against the city of Austin over the contentious Candlewood Suites property in Northwest Austin.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of multiple Austin-area shopping centers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The company owns several major retail centers in Northwest Austin, Georgetown and Cedar Park.

Photo of Moderna vaccine vials on a table
50% of Travis County residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Travis County has reached a milestone in COVID-19 vaccinations.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

Round Rock ISD's board of trustees voted to hire Dr. Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent for the district on June 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Parents, community members express mixed opinions ahead of vote to hire RRISD superintendent

Parents, community members express mixed opinions about Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, board process ahead of RRISD Superintendent hiring vote

Hafedh Azaiez was previously superintendent at Donna ISD in South Texas. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
Breaking: Round Rock ISD hires Hafedh Azaiez as superintendent

Round Rock ISD hires Azaiez as superintendent.