Round Rock, TX Food & Drinks

Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area. The Connecticut-based company specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. A new day care, salon and bubble tea spot are coming to Southwest Austin soon, along with two other new businesses. San Marcos-Buda-Kyle. Kristy Clanton has been running...
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Emmer & Rye’s Raymie Fuentes Starts a Sweet New Cake Business

To spread the gospel of his baking bona fides, Raymie Fuentes has been known to employ some unconventional means. After moving to town in the summer of 2020, for instance, the pastry chef briefly exchanged confections for Instagram followers at Zilker Park. Then, last June, the recent Emmer & Rye hire walked into Royal Blue Grocery on Rainey Street and declared that they should start selling slices of rainbow cake to celebrate Pride Month. Sure enough, Fuentes went to work creating a seven-layer almond variety that graced their bake case for only a couple of hours before selling out. Now, his impromptu side project can be found in all six Royal Blue locations in Austin, and he’s eyeing an expansion into other specialty stores like Central Market and Whole Foods. Craving something festive? In addition to his rotating cake slices, the chef also sells seasonal pastries like pumpkin tarts and eggnog macarons.

JuiceLand coming to Round Rock in November

JuiceLand will be coming to Round Rock at 2800 S. I-35, Ste. 301, in La Frontera Village in November. The Austin-based juice, smoothie and coffee chain was founded in 2011 by Matt Shook and has since expanded to 33 locations and counting in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Brooke Sjoberg...
Texas Monthly

Restaurant Workers Are Sick and Tired of Asking Politely

As the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus surged this summer, Texans dug through their dresser drawers and glove compartments to find those discarded masks—or they didn’t. In the past few months, the divide between pro- and anti-maskers has become even more entrenched and political, and the emotions are playing out vociferously in the hospitality industry. Nineteen months into a pandemic, when many of us have long since resumed activities such as dining out, it’s easy to forget that restaurant and bar workers still find themselves on the front lines.

KVUE Profiles: DOERS Vodka

AUSTIN, Texas — Salud! A toast to a family of doers representing their culture through their American dream. As KVUE celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, we met with the Aguilar family, who was determined to make their own path in the vodka industry. “We realized there was no representation for the...

Wine Bars in Austin that have Distinct Atmosphere and Food Along with Wine

I'm giving another shout out to Wine Belly,Tapas and Wine, the place on Oltorf that I mentioned in my "Best Breakfasts in Austin" post. You can tell by the name that wine is Wine Belly's stock in trade. It's been named one of "Top Wine Bars in the US" by Food and Wine magazine, and one of the "Top 20 Wine Bars in America" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Add in the amazing food, such as lobster grits, and Wine Belly has my vote. I was there for brunch on a Sunday and the ambience was as relaxing as the food was interesting and delicious. Food served at Wine Belly has Spanish and Mediterranean influences.

Keep Austin Local: Teal House Coffee and Bakery

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting the local businesses, events and people that make Austin special. On Monday, KVUE stopped by Teal House Coffee and Bakery. The shop started in 2016 out of husband-wife duo Lance and Andy Phillip’s home. The couple started selling cinnamon rolls to their neighbors on Father’s Day weekend. Then, they scaled to a food truck. They still have a trailer, but also have a store front.

Hat and Heart Farm at Pedernales Farmers Market

Head out to Spicewood and check out some of the goods from local vendors. FOX 7 Austin's Tierra Neubaum got info from Pedernales Farmers Market founder and director Karina Mackow and got a look at one of the vendors.

Try This Hemp-Infused Loaded Queso

We can all agree that National Queso Day (Sept. 20)—along with National Taco Day and National Margarita Day—should be a holiday in Austin. And what better way to celebrate than with a creamy bowl of Trudy’s loaded queso infused with hemp? The local Tex-Mex joint has teamed up with Austin-based Earlybird CBD to create a new take on their classic recipe, which traditionally comes decorated with refried beans, ground beef, avo salsa, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, and more. To enhance the queso, 5 mg of THC and 50 mg of CBD from the wellness brand’s full-spectrum tincture is added to the list of ingredients. Check out the recipe below.
CBS Austin

Go behind the scenes at Still Austin Whiskey Co to see how the bourbon is made!

September is Bourbon Heritage Month! To celebrate, we stopped by Still Austin Whiskey Co to learn a thing or two about how bourbon whiskey is made right here in central Texas. Still Austin COO, Brandon Joldersma, takes us behind the scenes from their field-fresh grains to their wood-fired barrels and all the magic in between.
Laredo Morning Times

This Texas hot sauce scored a spot in the new 'Hot Ones' lineup

A Texas-based hot sauce brand just reached a coveted milestone: A feature in the hot sauce lineup on "Hot Ones." Austin's Yellowbird Foods developed an exclusive hot sauce for the 16th season of "Hot Ones," landing the second spot in the web series' new lineup. For the uninitiated, "Hot Ones"...
Nashville Scene

'Bake It Forward' With Tiff’s Treats

Tiff’s Treats is an Austin, Texas-based bakery with four Middle Tennessee locations. Its business model: Sending someone cookies is a lovely gesture, but who really has the time to bake anymore? Plus, if you start baking cookies, you just know you’ll end up eating a half-dozen yourself anyway. With this...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with four Hispanic cuisine food trucks

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 19 flipbook. Food trucks are an Austin staple and many center their menu on Hispanic cuisine. With Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on Sept. 15, The Daily Texan compiled a list of food trucks with Hispanic cuisine for pre-class bites or lunch outings with friends.