Houston import Becks Prime opening first Austin-area location

One of my favorite burgers from my childhood in Houston is coming to the Austin area. Sadly, for residents of Central Austin, it’s not coming into the city proper. Becks Prime is opening its first area location at 19024 Heatherwilde Boulevard in Pflugerville. That location, which opens Monday, is connected to a furniture store called Living Spaces. Sure, ok. 

Becks Prime, founded by Becks Prime was founded Win Campbell, Mike Knapp and John Storms, opened on Kirby Lane in Houston in 1985 and has since expanded to include 12 restaurants in Houston, one in Dallas and now one at a furniture store in Pflugerville. In addition to the Black Angus burgers cooked over mesquite coals and their trademark rich milkshakes, the two-story restaurant will also feature a full bar. While the partnership may seem a little odd, according to a release,  Living Space president Grover Geiselman grew up in Houston loving Becks Prime. 

Michi Ramen opens in Pflugerville

Pflugerville is getting a taste of some of Austin’s best ramen. Michi Ramen opened at 1615 Grand Ave Pkwy. in the spot formerly occupied by Johnny T’s BBQ. The Pflugerville location of the ramen restaurant that started as a humble food truck serves take-out and delivery from the small space from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and says on Facebook that it will soon offer drive-thru service. Drive-thru ramen? The suburbs get all the cool stuff these days. Call 512-251-1311 or visit michiramen.com to order. Michi Ramen also has locations at 6519 N. Lamar Blvd. and 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

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