Four new dining options on the way to South Austin, plus more local business news

Zero Degrees will open later this month at 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A3, Austin. (Courtesy Zero Degrees)
Zero Degrees will open later this month at 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A3, Austin. (Courtesy Zero Degrees)

Zero Degrees will open later this month at 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A3, Austin. (Courtesy Zero Degrees)

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Pie Bar offers small snacks, pies and cheesecakes. (Courtesy Pie Bar)
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The future Tso Chinese Delivery location will deliver to the South Austin area. (Courtesy Tso Chinese Delivery)
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Dripping Springs Drive In-Cinema will open Sept. 2. (Courtesy Dripping Springs Drive In-Cinema)
Here is a look at seven of the most recent restaurant and business updates from the South Austin and Dripping Springs area.

1. National chain Zero Degrees will open this month at 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A3, Austin, with a soft opening scheduled for Sept. 21 and a grand opening for Sep. 26, according to the company’s website. The chain offers an Asian-Hispanic fusion menu, specializing in fruit slushy drinks and blended beverages, coffees and teas. The food menu includes elotes, corn dishes and fried snacks, including chicken wings.

2. Tso Chinese Delivery has plans to open a new storefront at 2407 S. Congress Ave., Austin. This will be the third location for the local chain, which offers free, no-tip delivery. The location will deliver to the South Austin area, with menu items such as fried rice, lo mein and General Tso's Chicken.

3. Pie Bar, a Lubbock-based business founded in 2011, will open its second location this November at 8900 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The dessert bar offers pies, mousse bites and cheesecakes, among other options. Learn more information about the business here.

4. Jet's Pizza has signed a lease to open a new restaurant at 9000 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The national chain serves Detroit-style pizza and has a current South Austin location on Brodie Lane. A date for the opening has not been announced.

5. Luby’s has closed its location at 5200 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley. The restaurant originally closed earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions but will not reopen. The Texas buffet chain still operates a South Austin location at 415 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-892-0297.

6. The Jersey Mike’s Subs location at 600 E. Ben White, Austin, will celebrate its fifth anniversary Oct. 15. The national sandwich chain serves cold and hot subs and wraps with cold cuts and vegetable toppings. 512-326-3500.

7. Dripping Springs Drive In-Cinema will officially open Sept. 2 at 30291 RR 12, Dripping Springs. The cinema will serve candy, popcorn and drinks during the films and will donate a portion of its proceeds to local nonprofit organizations each month. Learn more information about the business here.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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