Hard Hat Report Vol 8
Before Vol 7 spirals out of control let's get a Vol 8 going.
Flat Top Burger Shop over on Manor Road appears to be drawing close to opening.
Rumors continue to fly about yet another new, East Austin barbecue joint opening this summer. Apparently they'll be making their sausages in house which is certainly news of note.
What are y'all excited about that's about to open or has just got going?
The old Juanita's Taco caboose on W. 5th west of Lamar seems to have finally gone under. In it's place is something called 5th St. Caboose which sounds like more of a deli. There's also a new trailer in the same spot with the word bakery in its name (there was a short lived Italian-American sandwich shop there but it too seems to have disappeared.
1120 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
Wings Zup at Hancock Center? It says "Grand Opening" but I could have sworn I saw an equally lamely named wing place there over a month ago. I refuse to patronize a place with such a name. Too gang-bangerish for me.
Which is no big deal since I refuse to patronize all wing places due to lack of value. Except maybe Waterloo Ice House on Wing Tuesday.
KOSTA Chaparral and Eatery seems to have it's first 1 or 2 trailers on Slaughter at United Kingdom. I couldn't tell what they were though. Still trying to figure out what "chapparal" means in that context. And KOSTA, for that matter.
Waterloo Ice House Restaurants
8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Bob & Mike's packed up and moved from their Arbor Walk location to a new location at Cypress Creek & Lakeline Blvd in Cedar Park. Still have not tried them, so don't know if they've improved any, but hopefully it's better than the Jack in the Box that used to be there.