Peached Tortilla opening new bar-restaurant on West Sixth Street

The Peached Tortilla owner Eric Silverstein will grow his brand this winter with the opening of Bar Peached. The bar-restaurant will be located at 1315 W. Sixth St. in the old Winflo Osteria space.

Taco trio at Peached Tortilla on Burnet Road. Mark Matson FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

There will be a 13-seat centerpiece bar in the middle of the space serving a beverage program featuring craft cocktails, including draft and frozen options, alongside beer and wine. Bar Peached will serve a food menu of Asian comfort food familiar to Peached Tortilla guests, with offerings such as starters, tacos, vegetarian options and entrée-sized shareables.

Silverstein originally opened Peached Tortilla as a food truck, and the brand now includes a food truck, restaurant and event space (Peached Social House), as well as a location at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

One of Round Rock’s best restaurants opening Georgetown location

Chef Rob Snow’s Greenhouse Craft Food was a breath of fresh culinary air when the farm-to-table cafe opened in Round Rock in 2013. Now the chef, who once served as executive chef at the late Mansion at Judge’s Hill in Austin, will bring a location of his family-friendly counter-service restaurant to Georgetown.

Sandwich at Greenhouse Craft Food in Round Rock. Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Greenhouse Craft Food plans to open at 708 S. Austin Ave. on the square in Georgetown in early November. The space was previously occupied by The Hollow, whose chef Jacob Hilbert has since opened Ramble Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill in Salado. The Georgetown location will feature many of the most popular menu items from the original, in addition to some selections exclusive to the new location.

“At our soon-to-open Georgetown location, our guests can expect to find a particular emphasis on smoked food (think brisket enchiladas), specials (including high-end and early-bird), craft beer (Texas only, of course), milkshakes, and some live music,” Snow said.

More details on Greenhouse Craft Food‘s new Georgetown location, including opening date, menus, and hours, will be announced soon. Stay up to date by following the restaurant on Facebook.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille opening North Austin location

Houston-based Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is opening a location at Domain Northside. The location, the second Perry’s in Austin, will be at 11801 Domain Blvd. and is slated to open in early 2019.

Tableside Chateaubriand at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. (Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The first Austin outpost of the steakhouse opened at Seventh and Colorado streets in October 2008.

Pacific Asian restaurant and cocktail bar coming to downtown’s 2nd Street District

The 2nd Street District will be getting an infusion of Asian flavors later this summer, as She’s Not Here is set to open in the former Malaga space at 440 Second St. next to the Violet Crown Cinema. The restaurant, operated by Uchi veterans Ben Cachila (former Uchi development director) and Chris Romero (branding and marketing director), will serve lunch and dinner and a Pacific Asian-influenced cocktail list. The chefs for the concept have not been announced.

Soft shell crab from She’s Not Here. (Credit: Nicolai McCrary)

The lunch menu will center on quickie dishes like grab-and-go bento boxes with pork belly rolls and fried chicken sandwiches, while the dinner menu will include dishes like Hawaiian Saimin noodles in a Shanghai beef tip and Tokyo clam broth, Filipino porchetta stuffed with sugarcane-grilled shrimp, and Tasmanian ocean trout with passion fruit.

Cocktails will feature Pacific Asian-influences flavor profiles from the use of hibiscus rye, roasted coconut, jasmine, cloves, falooda syrup, cardamom, kaffir lime and more.

She’s Not Here is planning to be open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. Follow progress on social media channels like Facebook and Instagram and visit shnaustin.com for more details.

Galaxy Cafe coming to Steiner Ranch in 2019

Family-friendly neighbor restaurant Galaxy Cafe will plant its flag near Lake Travis early next year, as it plans to open a location at 5145 FM 620 North (at Quinlan Crossing) in Steiner Ranch.

French toast with bananas and strawberries from family-friendly, all-day restaurant Galaxy Cafe. (Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Galaxy co-owner Kelly Chappell says the restaurant group’s decision to open in the suburbs was a conscious one based on the changes in the Austin restaurant market and that it adhered to the family-friendly ethos that has guided them since their inception 15 years ago.

“We’re not interested in the competitive environment of the the inner Austin area,” Chappell said. “We know there are plenty of good people in outlying areas that just want to eat a quality meal at a good value. We’ve always wanted a playground and endless parking both of which are difficult to come by downtown.

The restaurant, Galaxy’s fourth in the Austin area, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and include a playground, private room, designated dog-friendly area and large outdoor dining space.

Hightower owners opening new restaurant in Dallas

One of Austin’s best neighborhood restaurants and a staple of our annual Austin360 Dining Guide is getting an out-of-town sibling. Chef Chad Dolezal and partner Victor Farnsworth, who opened Hightower on East Seventh Street together in 2014, are opening a restaurant in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Dolezal says the two restaurants won’t share a name but it will be obvious that the places are related.

A roasted pork jowl dish with rice, egg yolk, avocado, cucumber, pickled shallots and house sriracha at The Hightower. (Thao Nguyen/FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

I’m from Dallas, so we want this place to be a restaurant independent of the Austin spot and be in line with the neighborhood that surrounds it,” said Dolezal, who previously worked at the Argentinean steakhouse El Arbol (now Olive & June) with Farnsworth. The Dallas restaurant is slated to open fall 2019.

The Hightower, which has made its name based on thoughtful and comforting dishes served in a laid-back setting in East Austin, will continue to operate under the day-to-day guidance of Farnsworth and veteran Hightower sous chef Adam Krieg.

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Tacodeli opening first downtown Austin location

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Almost 20 years after it opened its first location, Austin-based Tacodeli will open in downtown Austin for the first time. The restaurant from chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson will be located at 301 Congress Ave. and is expected to open early next year.

The Vaquero at Tacodeli Spyglass.

The downtown location will be open for breakfast and lunch and serve a menu of 40 made-from-scratch tacos. This will be the sixth Austin location for Tacodeli, which originally opened in 1999.

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Ramen Tatsu-Ya coming to East Sixth Street

We told you in March that the owners of Ramen Tatsu-Ya had taken over the lease at the old Qui/Kuneho spot at 1600 E.  Sixth St. And, today, we found out what they have in store: Another Ramen Tatsu-Ya.

#1 Original at Ramen Tatsu-Ya (Jay Janner AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

It will be the fourth location for the restaurant, which has two locations in Austin and one in Houston. The East Austin location will serve the same menu as the other spots, along with craft cocktails and late-night hours on Friday and Saturday.

The new location is expected to open this summer.

Exclusive: Home Slice Pizza on North Loop sets grand opening date

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Central Austin’s long wait for some of the best New York-style pizza in Texas is almost over.

The new Home Slice Pizza at 501 E. 53rd St. (Credit: Julia Keim)

Home Slice Pizza announced this morning that it would officially open its 501 E. 53rd St. location to the public on May 30. As previously reported, in addition to the menu items at the original location, the new Home Slice will serve square Sicilian-style pizza every night, along with Buffalo wings (co-founder Jen Strickland is a Western New York native) and a full bar. There is also ample parking, as anyone who has passed by the location has seen. Home Slice will offer dine-in and take-out service (512-707-7437) and be open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

While the restaurant won’t officially open until the end of May, the restaurant today started soft-open service, meaning the restaurant is open with limited seating and limited take-out as they perfect service in their new kitchen.

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Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine owner purchases recently closed Krua Urban Thai

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Longtime Austin restaurant owner Sap Apisaksiri has purchased the recently shuttered Krua Urban Thai at 2024 S. Lamar Blvd. The Bangkok native who has two eponymous restaurants in Austin plans to re-open the small restaurant in the first week of May.

Credit: Krua’s Facebook page.

Apisaksiri will initially operate the restaurant under the name Krua, though he says he will eventually change the name. The restaurant will be remain an upmarket spot with a modern take on Thai cuisine, offering dishes with a wider range of proteins than Sap’s, as well as more seafood dishes. The revamped Krua will serve lunch and dinner daily. Krua closed recently after fewer than six months in business.