Con Madre Kitchen opens, new local emergency room and more Southwest Austin business news

Ally Medical Emergency Room opened on Menchaca Road this winter. (Courtesy Ally Medical Emergency Room)
Ally Medical Emergency Room opened on Menchaca Road this winter. (Courtesy Ally Medical Emergency Room)

Ally Medical Emergency Room opened on Menchaca Road this winter. (Courtesy Ally Medical Emergency Room)

Here's the latest business news from South Austin and Dripping Springs.

1. Con Madre Kitchen opened a second location earlier this month at 8906 Brodie Lane, Austin. The restaurant, which has its first location on East Oltorf Street in Austin, offers a menu of breakfast and lunch tacos, burritos, tortas, gorditas, quesadillas and burgers. After a soft opening Feb. 12, the restaurant closed temporarily due to winter weather and outages, but it reopened Feb. 20, offering online ordering for carryout and delivery. The new location does not yet have a phone number, but the Oltorf restaurant can be reached at 512-547-7996.

2. Austin-based company Ally Medical Emergency Room opened a new freestanding ER in South Austin earlier this winter, according to a Feb. 9 news release by the company. Located at 8721 Menchaca Road, Austin, the medical facility offers emergency and trauma care for various conditions, including broken bones, infections, asthma attacks and stomach or chest pain. It also has the capacity to conduct on-site testing, including blood tests, CT scans, X-rays, ultrasound imaging and COVID-19 rapid testing, according to the company. Ally Medical Emergency Room is a subsidiary of USA Emergency Centers. The new South Austin ER is the company’s fourth in Central Texas and its fifth overall. 512-280-6959.

3. The 31st annual Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner, which was postponed due to winter weather, will now take place March 6. The event, which raises money for Dripping Springs and Hays County-based charities, is still scheduled to be held virtually. However, meals will now be free of charge as a way to help community members who struggled through the winter storm. Food as well as raffle tickets can be ordered through the fundraiser's website, which is also accepting donations. Food pickup will be based out of the United Methodist Church, located at 28900 RR 12, Dripping Springs, from 4-7 p.m. According to organizer Bill De Winne, the deadline to order food online is March 3. 770-329-8361.
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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