Torchy's Tacos coming to SW Austin; delivery service opens in Georgetown plus more Central Texas news

Torchy's Tacos will open a new restaurant in South Austin later this year. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)
Torchy's Tacos will open a new restaurant in South Austin later this year. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

Torchy's Tacos will open a new restaurant in South Austin later this year. (Courtesy Torchy's Tacos)

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Southwest Austin

Torchy’s Tacos will open new South Austin location this fall

Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos will open a new restaurant in the Southpark Meadows area this fall.

According to Edible Inc., which is handling public relations for the taco chain, the company has leased a space at 8601 S. Congress Ave., Austin, adjacent to The Oaks at Slaughter H-E-B near the intersection of Slaughter Lane.

Two businesses openings, new food trailer opens in Dripping Springs and more Southwest Austin business news

Gabriela’s will have a grand opening celebration March 28 at its new Southpark Meadows location at 9600 S. I-35, Unit B500, Austin. The South Austin store is the second for the restaurant. Gabriela's was founded by Gabriela and Arturo Bucio in downtown Austin in 2018 and has a menu featuring tacos, tortas, ceviche and specialty dishes.


Austin ISD graduation ceremonies on track to be held in person this spring

One year after all graduation events were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said the district is on track to host in-person graduation ceremonies this May for the class of 2021.


New delivery service We Fly Delivery available in Georgetown

We Fly Delivery, a Georgetown-based, veteran-owned delivery service, opened in February. It offers pet supply and food delivery from over 70 restaurants to area homes and businesses in Georgetown, Round Rock and Jarell.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to west Travis County, mayor says

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox announced March 25 that the city of Lakeway will host a drive-thru vaccination clinic March 27 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Medical Parkway.

Round Rock

Round Rock Express release 2021 schedule

The Round Rock Express have released home game times for the 2021 season. Opening day is set for May 6 at 7:05 p.m., when the Express will face the Oklahoma City Dodgers at Dell Diamond, according to a news release.

Round Rock, Hutto businesses carve space for female leadership in male-dominated industries

For a traditionally male-dominated field, Adrienne Morris, president and CEO of Little Proposal Shop, a federal contracting business that specializes in project planning and proposal management, said there has been a significant uptick in women getting involved in federal contracting in the last 10 years. There are now more women CEOs and high-ranking executives in the field than when she first entered it, she said.

Northwest Austin

Locally owned breakfast cafe opens, dim sum hot spot closes in North Austin and 5 other restaurant updates

Fast-casual restaurant Humpty’s Wall of Breakfast celebrated its grand opening March 1. The locally owned cafe, located at 8820 Burnet Road, Ste. 502, Austin, offers a build-your-own breakfast bowl menu alongside wraps, vegan dishes and some signature breakfast items.

New Braunfels

Jewelweed Esthetics now open in New Braunfels

Owner Michelle Hemminger has worked as a licensed esthetician for 25 years and offers advanced facials, full-body waxing and lash lifts. The new business also sells Eminence Organic Skin Care and Dermastart products.

Megan Cardona, Iain Oldman, Nicholas Cicale, Greg Perliski, Kelsey Thompson, Lauren Canterberry and Fernanda Figueroa contributed to this report.