Man vs Fries opens near Manchaca, local anniversaries and other Southwest Austin business news

California-based Man vs Fries opened its first local food truck in the Olympic Heights neighborhood at 11410 Manchaca Road, Austin, on Dec. 15. (Courtesy Man vs. Fries)
California-based Man vs Fries opened its first local food truck in the Olympic Heights neighborhood at 11410 Manchaca Road, Austin, on Dec. 15. (Courtesy Man vs. Fries)

California-based Man vs Fries opened its first local food truck in the Olympic Heights neighborhood at 11410 Manchaca Road, Austin, on Dec. 15. (Courtesy Man vs. Fries)

Here is the latest business news from the South Austin area.

1. California-based Man vs Fries opened its first local food truck in the Olympic Heights neighborhood at 11410 Manchaca Road, Austin, on Dec. 15. The business offers pickup and delivery of fried foods and foods that feature french fries, including burritos, crunch wraps, quesadillas, loaded fry plates and nachos. The food truck is the first of three planned to open in Austin by the end of the year. The business told Community Impact Newspaper that it will stay at its current South Austin locations through at least the end of 2021 and hopes to become a permanent fixture beyond that. www.manvsfries.com


2. Austin’s Pizza’s location in Southpark Meadows at 9900 S. I-35, Bldg. M, Ste. 100, Austin, celebrated 10 years in South Austin in November. The local pizza chain has been owned by Murphy Adams Restaurant Group since 2018 and offers pizzas, pizza rolls, wings and salads for takeout and delivery. 512-717-8766. www.austinspizza.com

3. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management—a Dripping Springs-based business that works with landowners to maintain and protect wildlands and promote natural habitats—was selected as a 2020 Texas By Nature 20 honoree. A Texas nonprofit, Texas By Nature each year highlights businesses across the state that have committed to promoting conservation while leading their industries. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management is located at 14101 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 1100, Austin. 512-894-3479. www.plateauwildlife.com

4. Graceland Grocery, a small grocery store and espresso bar, celebrated five years in Southwest Austin at 8600 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, on Nov. 24. The grocery store offers snacks, beer and wine, produce, bread and fresh coffee drinks. Metcalf Barbecue operates an outdoor restaurant on-site and offers breakfast tacos at Graceland. 512-301-8552. www.gracelandgrocery.com