Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill now serving in Round Rock, plus 2 other area business updates

Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas. (Courtesy Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill)
Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas. (Courtesy Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill)

Bring your appetite, Round Rock: From gumbos and po'boys to fried shrimp, pizza and Creole seafood, Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill has brought the New Orleans food scene to Central Texas. (Courtesy Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill)

Did somebody say "Cajun?" Read on to see what is cooking at Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill and for two other business updates.

Now open: Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill

Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill opened Jan. 7 at 910 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock. The restaurant specializes in New Orleans-inspired menu items, including Cajun-themed appetizers and dishes, seafood and po'boys. The restaurant is run in partnership with the owners of Bahadi's Chicken and Lounge in Pflugerville. 512-580-0860. www.smokeycreekcajun.com

Now open: The Water Tree Hutto LLC

The Water Tree Hutto LLC opened at 409 W. Front St., Ste. 140, Hutto, on Nov. 9. The store operates as an alkaline mineral water producer and refill station. 512-642-6924. www.facebook.com/watertreehutto


Relocation: Studio16:19 LLC

Studio16:19 LLC relocated to 305 W. Liberty Ave., Ste. 100, Round Rock, on Jan. 1. The land-based planning and design firm specializes in landscape architecture, land planning, irrigation design and signage design services. 512-534-8680. https://studio1619.com



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