Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner returning virtually; local cafe launching new menu and more South Austin business news

Opera Cafe & Coffeehouse launched a new menu featuring vegan items in January, and it will transition to a fully vegan menu by March 1. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Opera Cafe & Coffeehouse launched a new menu featuring vegan items in January, and it will transition to a fully vegan menu by March 1. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Opera Cafe & Coffeehouse launched a new menu featuring vegan items in January, and it will transition to a fully vegan menu by March 1. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

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

1. The annual Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner, a local event that raises money for Dripping Springs and Hays County-based charities, will take place virtually this year Feb. 20. Individuals interested in participating in the 31st annual event can place an online order of food as well as raffle tickets through the fundraiser's website or make individual 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 Feb. 17. 770-329-8361. www.dswildgamedinner.com


2. Asian and seafood restaurant Wok Ur World opened at 6611 S. MoPac, Austin, on Jan. 16. Open for dine-in and takeout, the restaurant includes a menu of Chinese and Thai cuisine including appetizers, stir-fry, noodles, curry and specialty seafood dishes. 512-660-5220. www.wokurworldatx.com

3. Synthetic Turf World opened a new location at 4211 Todd Lane, Ste. B, Austin, on Feb. 1. The business will continue offering turf installation around the Austin area, and the new location will allow customers to come in and review the products as well, according to office manager Meaghan Callahan. 512-299-2330. www.synturfworld.com

4. Onion Creek-based Opera Cafe & Coffeehouse launched a new menu featuring vegan items in January. Owner Aliya Amanzholova said the new menu includes plant-based burgers, sandwich meats, bacon and sausages. The cafe is partnering with Planted and ATX Vegan to transition to a fully vegan menu by March 1. Located at 11215 S. I-35, Ste. 127, Austin, the locally owned cafe opened in 2014. 512-296-2755. www.operacafeaustin.com
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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