4 dishes to try at newly opened The Back Porch off RM 620 in Northwest Austin

The Back Porch opened July 21 at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 104, Austin.

The Back Porch opened July 21 at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 104, Austin.

The Back Porch The outdoor patio seats almost 40 people.[/caption]

Neighborhood restaurant The Back Porch opened Friday in Northwest Austin, serving burgers, pizzas and even Hot Cheeto Fries.

The restaurant, located at 12233 N. RM 620, Ste. 104, Austin, has an outdoor patio with about 40 seats, 22 beers on draft and Cuvee cold-brew coffee on tap, owner Dan Parrott said.

Catering to customers' needs is what Parrott said he plans to focus on in his newest restaurant.

“We want people to have a say in how they spend their time,” he said.

Parrott said he recommends diners try the burgers, which are made with four cuts of Black Angus beef, including sirloin. The restaurant also uses a wood-fired oven for its pizzas and flatbreads.

The full menu will be available the week of July 24, and Parrott said he plans to have specials in the coming weeks. For more information, call the restaurant at 512-428-4047 or visit www.facebook.com/backporchatx.

Here are four dishes to try at The Back Porch:

1. Hot Cheeto Fries, $9
Kennebec fries topped with Hot Cheeto crumbles and cheese and served with a mint herb vinaigrette

2. Vegta Bowl, $12
Root vegetables, beans and kale served with a tahini and maple vinaigrette

3. Shrimp Diana, $21
Shrimp served with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, basil and parmesan over pasta

4. Pork Party flatbread, $16 (individual), $21 (shareable)
Red onions, bacon jam, pepperoni, sausage, prosciutto, bacon and mozzarella

By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.