15 new eateries now open or coming soon to North, Northwest Austin

North Austin
Now Open
Ghufrana Mahrukh opened Heaven’s Bistro Bakery on July 8 at 2205 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. She serves desserts; French pastries; coffee; breakfast croissants; and lunch items, such as soups, salads and sandwiches. The bakery can also create custom cakes for special events, such as weddings and birthdays. 512-351-8044. www.facebook.com/heavens.bistro.bakery

A second Austin location of Poke Bowl opened May 7 at 2501 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 700, Austin. The restaurant allows customers to make their own bowls with poke—a marinated fish popular in Hawaii—with rice and toppings, such as vegetables, wasabi, edamame housemade sauces. 737-209-0121. www.pokebowlaustin.com

USTA Kababgy opened April 24 at 9717 N. Lamar Blvd., Unit C2, Austin. The halal barbecue restaurant serves a variety of Mediterranean plates, such as Turkish flatbreads, lamb tikka and lentil soup. 512-465-2720. www.ustakababgy.com

Pho Dinh Vietnamese Cuisine, located at 9515 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 156, Austin, held its grand opening June 29. The family-owned restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese servings, such as pho, egg noodle soup, vermicelli bowls and more. 512-660-5042. https://pho-dinh-vietnamese-cuisine.business.site

Coming Soon
Andy’s Frozen Custard opens its first Austin location Aug. 26 at 1710 W. Parmer Lane, Austin. The ice cream, desserts and confectionery company has more than 70 locations nationwide, including three north of Austin. Andy’s serves cones, sundaes, concretes and other seasonal treats. www.eatandys.com

Southside Market & Barbeque, the state’s oldest barbecue restaurant that opened in 1882 in Elgin, announced Aug. 2 it will open a new location in the Shops at Arbor Walk, 10515 N. MoPac, Ste. B-225, Austin. The new restaurant will serve slow-smoked meats and housemade sides and desserts. Owners Bryan and Rachel Bracewell plan to open Southside Market in late 2019. 512-281-4650. www.southsidemarket.com

Raku Cafe, located at 8557 Research Blvd., Ste. 140, Austin, has a "coming soon" sign posted at its storefront. The store will serve Taiwanese bubble tea, which is a cold drink made with tea, tapioca pearls and sometimes milk. An opening date was not announced.

Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden, a new concept from local coal-fired pizzeria and Italian restaurant Tony C’s, will open two locations. The first, at 2900 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, is slated to open in early 2020, with a second to follow in Round Rock next spring. The concept allows the business to expand to new neighborhoods and to provide space for larger groups, according to a news release. 512-263-3473. www.tonycs.com

Northwest Austin
Now Open
Ryan Zhang opened Donut Hub on June 8 at 12129 N. RM 620, Ste. 448, Austin. The shop sells doughnuts, kolaches, croissant sandwiches and tacos. Donut Hub also creates custom doughnuts, including with characters, for parties. 512-258-1118. www.facebook.com/donuthubatx

V Cafe, located at 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 210, Austin, opened in July. The Vietnamese restaurant serves sandwiches on freshly baked baguettes and croissants alongside vermicelli and rice bowls, pho and bubble tea. 512-344-9532. www.vcafetexas.com

Coming Soon
Japanese restaurant Ebisu plans to open in August at 13376 N. US 183, Ste. 400, Austin. Ebisu will serve traditional Japanese cuisine, including high-grade sashimi, wagyu beef, nigiri and sashimi. Traditional sushi rolls will also available. Ebisu will have a bar with sake, Japanese whiskey and draft beer. 512-243-5554. www.ebisuaustin.com

Tso Chinese Delivery will open a second location Aug. 27 in Arboretum Crossing at 9333 Research Blvd., Austin. The Chinese restaurant focused on delivery and carryout orders only will expand its delivery service area to neighborhoods in an area bounded by Lost Horizon Drive, Bluegrass Drive, RM 2222, Metric Boulevard and Parmer Lane. 512-774-4876. www.tsodelivery.com

Los Angeles-based Dog Haus announced in early August it will open a location in Northwest Austin at the new Center at Four Points mixed-use development at RM 620 and Vista Parke Drive. No opening date has been set. The restaurant will serve hot dogs, sausages and burgers, including plant-based options. The space will have a biergarten with 24 craft beers on tap, a full bar and an outdoor patio. www.doghaus.com

Ash Durairajan will open Anjappar Indian Cuisine by late October at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 205, Austin, in the former Fowlers Sports Bar. The restaurant will feature traditional Indian cuisine as well as fusion items, such as tacos with tikka masala. Anjappar will also have a full bar featuring cocktails and local draft beer.

Kale Me Crazy will open its first Texas location in the fall at 8300 N. RM 620, Austin, inside The Trails at 620. Construction was scheduled to begin at the end of July. The superfood cafe will offer cold-pressed juices, poke bowls, smoothies, coffee and more. www.kalemecrazy.net



Travis County commissioners proposed swapping ownership of the Palm School for ownership of the Travis County Expo Center and access to hotel tax revenue funds.
Travis County continues to push for Palm School-expo center swap as city of Austin considers other options

With voter approval to expand the Travis County Expo Center secured, county officials have issued an offer to the city of Austin to exchange ownership of Palm School for the expo center with a deadline of Dec. 16.

The Williamson County Courthouse is located at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown.
Williamson County commissioners set cap, condition on law firm hire for county sheriff’s office

The court approved the hiring of the firm during its Nov. 19 meeting.

Pease Elementary School students walk out of class Nov. 18 ahead of an Austin ISD vote to close four elementary schools, including Pease. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustees vote to close four elementary schools in School Changes plan

Austin ISD trustees on Nov. 18 to close three East Austin and one downtown campus for the 2020-21 school year in the process.

In 2013, a nearly 1-mile segment of the Red Line Trail opened in North Central Austin between the Crestview and Highland rail stations. (Peter McCrady/Community Impact Newspaper)
Capital Metro, city of Austin to partner with nonprofit to explore creating a Red Line rail trail plan

Capital Metro, city of Austin to partner with nonprofit to explore creating a Red Line rail trail plan

W Nail Salon (Courtesy Larry French/Getty Images for DSW and W Nail Bar)
Nail salon opens Nov. 20 inside DSW shoe store in North Austin

A Columbus, Ohio-based nail salon opens Nov. 20 inside DSW shoe store in North Austin

Pease Elementary students, parents and teachers walked from their school on Nov. 18 to Austin City Hall to attend a press conference urging Austin ISD trustees to postpone a vote to close four public schools. Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper
Local community, political leaders urge Austin ISD board of trustees to slow down school closure process, delay vote

Austin ISD's board of trustees is scheduled to vote on a plan to close four elementary schools the evening of Nov. 18. Community advocates and political leaders want the board to slow the process down.

woman in exercise clothes pushing a weight
Core Progression now open in Lakeline area

Core Progression offers fitness training and group classes.

Silver Grill Cafe closes in Northwest Austin

Silver Grill Cafe closes doors in October

Rendering courtesy Studio8
Greater Texas Credit Union to build new headquarters near Apple campus in Northwest Austin

Greater Texas Credit Union to build new headquarters near Apple campus in Northwest Austin

Courtesy Desk Plants
Austin-based company selling hard-to-kill plants opening holiday shop at Domain Northside

Holiday shop selling potted plants opens in Domain Northside

Vegetable chow mein ($9.99)
Limbu makes a traditional Chinese dish made from egg noodles with a Nepali street-style sauce. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Northwest Austin eatery features a taste of the Himalayas

Northwest Austin eatery features a taste of the Himalayas

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