Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Menu items include barbecue dishes, hot dogs, Bratwurst, sausages, chicken wings, salads, craft beers and sides. (Courtesy Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue)
Menu items include barbecue dishes, hot dogs, Bratwurst, sausages, chicken wings, salads, craft beers and sides. (Courtesy Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue)

Menu items include barbecue dishes, hot dogs, Bratwurst, sausages, chicken wings, salads, craft beers and sides. (Courtesy Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue)

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.

Pflugerville-Hutto

Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue launches Pflugerville location, plus five more recent updates

Crave Hot Dogs and Barbecue opened Feb. 6 at 21315 SH 130, Ste. 150, Pflugerville. Menu items include barbecue dishes, hot dogs, Bratwurst, sausages, chicken wings, salads, craft beers and sides.

Leander-Cedar Park



Woks It 2 U to open second Leander restaurant plus 2 more area business updates


Here are three local business updates in Cedar Park and Leander.

Southwest Austin

Dreamland to host winter storm relief concert; JuiceLand closes in Belterra Village and more Southwest Austin Business news

Here is the latest business news from Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs.

Georgetown

The Refinery Medical Aesthetics opens in downtown Georgetown

Perrin Medical Group LLC opened the medical practice The Refinery Medical Aesthetics in downtown Georgetown on March 5. The practice focuses on providing medical treatments using neurotoxins, dermal fillers and medical-grade skin care with Zo Skin Health products.

Lake Travis-Westlake

First look: The League Kitchen & Tavern opens Hill Country Galleria location

Tony Ciola and Creed Ford, owners of The League Kitchen & Tavern, celebrated the grand opening of their fourth location March 2 at the Hill Country Galleria.

Round Rock

The Kebab Shop to bring Mediterranean fare to Round Rock this summer

From falafels and carved lamb to hummus, kebabs and stuffed pitas, The Kebab Shop will begin serving its Mediterranean dishes in Round Rock this summer.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels landmark Krause's Café evolves to serve a growing community


When Ron Snider bought New Braunfels restaurant Krause's Cafe in 2000, with it came a long history of feeding generations of locals and visitors.

Originally opened by Gene Krause in 1938 as Gene’s Place, the restaurant moved from its Main Plaza location to S. Castell Ave. in 1948.

Northwest Austin

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen opens inside ghost kitchen space and 6 other new restaurants to check out in Northwest Austin


Guy Fieri, national restaurateur and Food Network icon, this winter opened a location of Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen at 3612 Tudor Blvd., Austin, near the Gateway Center.

Iain Oldman, Taylor Girtman, Nicholas Cicale, Ali Linan, Amy Rae Dadamo, Kelsey Thompson and Lauren Canterberry contributed to this report.



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Wag-A-Bag is headquartered in Round Rock. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Rabb family currently operates 16 locations of the gas station and convenience stores.

Construction on the RM 620 project near I-35 in Round Rock continues. (Amy Bryant/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction of roundabout continues on RM 620 near I-35 in Round Rock

Phase 2 of the 620 project won't wrap up until Feb. 2022.

Wink Boutique in Pflugerville carries a variety of gifts, such as these wooden flower diffusers that change color as they absorb the fragrance. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
A community staple, Wink Boutique offers local gifts in Pflugerville

The gift shop has options for Mother's Day coming up on Sunday.

Photo of a gloved hand holding a vaccine vial with the words "vaccine news" superimposed
Austin-area health officials prep for vaccines to open to kids 12 and up

Austin-Travis County interim Health Authority Mark Escott said he expects the FDA to authorize Pfizer's vaccine for kids 12 and up within a week.

Starbeam Liquor opened two stores in Hutto in March. (Courtesy Starbeam Liquor)
Local liquor store opens 2 locations in Hutto

The stores opened March 15 and sell liquor and mixers.

The intersection of Pecan Street at FM 685/Dessau Road will be displaced for a left turn project. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lane closures start May 5 at Pecan Street, FM 685/Dessau Road intersection in Pflugerville

Watch for new traffic patterns at the Pecan Street and FM 685/Dessau Road intersection starting May 5.

The consulting contract with Freese and Nichols will be presented to the City Council during its May 20 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto EDC will spend $180,000 for an expanded downtown plan

The plan will look at existing assets, underutilized spaces and growth opportunities.

Before renovations, the stadium had about 4,700 seats, which included additional seats added around 10 years ago. Once complete, seating will have doubled with approximately 10,000 seats. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
$16M in upgrades to Hutto Memorial Stadium will wrap up this fall

The added capacity will accommodate the district's growth.

On weekends in May, families are invited to attend this free outdoor music series with food vendors on-site at Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
Public events return to Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto as vaccination rates rise

After several months of pandemic-related cancellations, the cities of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are preparing to start citywide events again, with evolving safety measures shaping how they will look.

Photo of hands in purple gloves prepared a vaccine vial
As Travis County receives fewer vaccines this week, state asks for 'one more big push' in distribution

The Texas Department of State Health Services is shifting its distribution model for vaccines moving forward.

The neighborhood sports bar has outdoor live music and games. (Courtesy 685 Backyard)
Kid- and dog-friendly sports bar opens in Pflugerville

The neighborhood sports bar has outdoor live music and games.