YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 dining features from San Marcos, Buda and Kyle


Looking to get to know the area? Here are 10 restaurant profiles published in the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2018.

Not included in the guide is our January/February profile of The Candy Wraptor Dinosaur Cafe , which closed in September.

IM Thai Cuisine

Red curry with zucchini, bamboo shoots, bell peppers and fresh basil. (via Marie Albiges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Rogelio’s Restaurant

Rogelio and Bernarda Pieto opened Rogelio’s Restaurant in 1998. (via Courtesy Alex Galley)

Milt's Pit BBQ

Greg Devonshire took over Milt’s Pit BBQ from the original owners, Milt Thurkill and Bunny Walling, in 2014. (via Marie Albiges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Brothers turn franchise restaurant Figaro’s Pizza and Pub into a local eatery

The Wrangler pizza includes smoked brisket on a barbecue-sauce base with red onions, jalapenos and pico tomatoes, topped with feta cheese and Sriracha. The pizza costs $19 for a medium or $26 for an extra large. (via Nathalie Cohetero/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Hernandez family have owned La Ola Pop Shop for a year.

Austin restaurant owners bring Jalisco's home to Buda

The new Jalisco’s, near Cabela’s in Buda, is the second of two locations. (via Anna Daugherty/Community Impact Newspaper)

Blue Dahlia Bistro brings European vibe to San Marcos

The patio at the Blue Dahlia Bistro in San Marcos is meant to evoke the feeling of a European city. (via Nathalie Cohetero/Community Impact Newspaper)

Local entrepreneur spreads his wings

Owner Robert Reed is a jack-of-all-trades at his restaurants. (via Anna Daugherty/Community Impact Newspaper)


Manager Lourdes Molina, chef Glorio Molina, owner Roland Osario and his son Rino are all part of the team. (via Anna Daugherty/Community Impact Newspaper)

Big Rob's Burgers family sets sights on second hometown location

The two Rob Garzas runs the restaurant while Carolina Garza does the books. (via Katharine Jose/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters and other subjects for The New York Observer, Capital New York, and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
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