Three New Restaurants/Bars Opening in the Next Seven Days
Plus an expansion later this year
By Melanie Haupt,
11:46AM, Wed. Mar. 22, 2023
A trifecta of new restaurants and bars open in the Austin area this week. Make your dining plans accordingly.
Wednesday, March 22
Top Notch Hutto
121 Co-op Blvd., Hutto
The long-awaited Top Notch in Hutto celebrates its grand opening today, opening its doors at 11am. While the walls and ceiling don’t have the patina of decades of grease just yet, our neighbors to the northeast can now easily partake in the classic burgers, fried chicken, and shakes generations of Austinites have enjoyed since 1971.
Friday, March 24
5020 E. Seventh
Olamaie veterans Erin Ashford, John DiCicco (also co-owner of Kinda Tropical), and Peter Klein launch their new eastside bar and restaurant, serving frozen Mexican martinis and “fancies” (presumably for eating, fancily, within the beautifully designed space by Topic of Capricorn Design).
Monday, March 27
Uptown Sports Club
1200 E. Sixth
The long-vacant Uptown Sports Club building a the corner of Waller and East Sixth has been acquired and refurbished by Aaron Franklin and a team of collaborators, including his Hot Luck Fest partner James Moody. Open from 8am–2am daily, Uptown Sports Club’s menu includes southern/NOLA staples like red beans & rice, po’boys, and brisket boudin. Your reporter is also very excited about the cherry jubilee freeze.
Later This Year
Peached Tortilla Cedar Park
1915 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
Asian-Southern concept The Peached Tortilla will open its fourth brick-and-mortar in the new Arrow Point development in Cedar Park later this year. The space will seat 82 inside and 38 on its patio, and will feature staple menu items like the brisket-forward Southern Fun noodle dish and the Dan Dan Noodles with five-spice pork, cucumbers, bean sprouts, and chili sauce. The menu will also feature dishes that will only be available at this location.
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