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Restaurant Openings

JuiceLand Takes Over the World

Austin's food scene has changed a lot since Matt Shook got his start as a part-time juicer in 2001 at what was the Juice Joint on Barton Springs Rd. Back then, there were only a handful of juice companies in Austin. Read More | Comment »

4:20PM Mon. Jul. 14, Amira Jensen

First Look: Radio Coffee & Beer

Radio Coffee & Beer opened to much fanfare over the weekend. While South Austin residents have been waiting patiently for the coffee shop/craft beer hybrid to open its doors, local singer/songwriter and owner of Radio, Jack Wilson has been meticulously renovating the well-loved space. Read More | Comment »

4:10PM Wed. Jun. 18, Anna Toon

Torchy's Tacos Is Coming to Former Fran's on South Congress

Austinites bemoaned the loss of a 40-year-old iconic burger joint when the Junk family didn't renew a more expensive lease on the original Fran's Hamburgers location on South Congress in 2013. We've learned the rapidly expanding Torchy's Tacos chain has leased the prime SoCo property for the flagship of their next generation of restaurants. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Fri. Jun. 13, Virginia B. Wood

Your Mom's Burgers on Airport is Closed

News broke last night that Ryan and Gina Blackmore have sold the last of their Your Mom's Burgers (5001 Airport) outlets, transferring the business and lease to the husband and wife team of Quang Vuong and Kim Thai, owners of the fast-growing local chain, Pho Thaison. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Wed. May. 21, Virginia B. Wood

Chinatown Is Back in Westlake

That's right, longtime Austin chef and restaurateur Ronald Cheng is back in the first building where he established a local name for himself in 1983. After a couple years of heart ailments, Cheng has a new lease on life, and the first Chinatown is back with chic and colorful new decor, both old and new menu items, and plenty of exciting ideas. Read More | Comment »

6:00PM Sun. May. 18, Virginia B. Wood

The Capital Grille Steaks Its Claim on Fourth Street

Yes: The Capital Grille, in the heart of Downtown, right where the old Spaghetti Warehouse used to be. Read More | Comment »

4:45PM Wed. Apr. 30, Wayne Alan Brenner

Havana-Inspired Bar Created Pleasant Soft Opening

The owners of the new Pleasant Storage Room invited friends, family, and a few lucky members of the media to a soft opening Monday, April 21. They wanted to run the rum-forward cocktail list and Caribbean street food-inspired menu past some familiar faces before officially opening doors on April 22. Lucky us. Read More | Comment »

1:00PM Fri. Apr. 25, Gracie Salem

Noble Sandwich Company is Open on Burnet Rd.

The Noble Sandwich Company (4805 Burnet Rd.) is finally here. This week's debut of the eagerly-anticipated sandwich shop, deli, and charcuterie is being met with enthusiasm by midtown neighbors. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Wed. Apr. 2, Virginia B. Wood