IMPACT ROUNDUP: New concept coming from Chinatown owner

Chinatown offers a variety of lunch and dinner options at its three Austin locations. The owner is also working on a new Asian street food concept. Chinatown offers a variety of lunch and dinner options at its three Austin locations. The owner is also working on a new Asian street food concept.[/caption]

Ronald Cheng, owner of Chinatown restaurants throughout the Austin area, is working on a new concept that is likely to serve Asian street food.

The new restaurant, which has not yet been named, will be located below the Chinatown location at 3407 Greystone Drive and possibly open in early 2016. Cheng will travel to Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore to find inspiration for the concept's menu and atmosphere.

Chinatown has three locations in Austin where lunch and dinner options are available as well as sushi and drinks. The North and Westlake locations also offer a Dim Sum menu.

Musashino Sushi Dokoro currently occupies the space where Cheng's new concept is slated to go. Musashino later this year will move into the space at 2905 San Gabriel St., which until April 19 was occupied by Fino Restaurant & Patio Bar.

OTHER IMPACTS:

NOW OPEN—Christina Filkins opened her massage therapy practice, Massage Vitae, on April 24 inside Sola Salon Studios at 7301 Burnet Road, Ste. 106. She focuses on medical rehab massage for sports therapy, injuries, recovery and prevention. 512-677-5844.

NOW OPEN—Southside Flying Pizza opened its third Austin-area location May 11 at 2702 E. Cesar Chavez St. Dine-in and takeout options are available with delivery starting soon. The menu features a variety of pizzas and specialty pizzas as well as appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta and desserts. 512-600-6962.

COMING SOON—The second Texas location of Eureka will open June 22 at 200 E. Sixth St. The restaurant serves American classics with a menu that features burgers, tacos, salads and a variety of desserts. Eureka will offer 40 American craft beers on tap, more than 40 small-batch whiskeys, cocktails and wine. 512-735-1144.

COMING SOON—Taurus Academy will open its fifth Austin location for dog training, boarding and day care by June 8. The business, formerly known as Taurus Training and Doggy Play Day, will have more than 6,000 square feet of space at 6506 Burnet Road housing an indoor play yard, outdoor yards, kennels and wash stations. Taurus Academy’s 20th anniversary was in May. 512-380-0133.

RELOCATIONS—The Omelettry closed its Burnet Road location May 4 after 37 years of operating inside the space. Its new location opened May 23 at 4631 Airport Blvd. The restaurant still serves menu favorites, such as omelets, a variety of breakfast options, soups and sandwiches. The same tables, chairs and booths will be at the new location, but the kitchen is twice as large and credit cards are now accepted.


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