BURO! – Burnet Road in Austin, Texas

BURO!  Burnet Road in Austin, Texas

Welcome to BURO!  My name is Steve Cook – an Austin native and Editor/Publisher of BURO.  My full-time job is developing websites in Austin.  Having grown up here I spent a lot of time on Burnet Road – shopping, eating, and even going to drive-in movies!

frank-campbell-soco-mayor-austin-texasA little BURO History:  It all started with SOCO – Hipster Haven

I’ve watched Austin grow and change over the years.  I saw South Congress Avenue transform from a sleepy, almost rural lane (complete with hookers at night), into a hustling and bustling sub-community known as SOCO.  I hate to admit it but one of my best friends is the Mayor of SOCO.

Move over SOCO!

BURO!  Like fine wine, it’s time has come.

burnet-road-logoIt’s high time that Austin’s venerable Burnet Road, a.k.a. the Old Burnet Highway, received it’s own acronym – BURO!  We have articles about Burnet Road people, places, businesses & organizations and we feature advertisements from BURO establishments.

I invite you to post a Burnet Road article or story.  If you have a memory of Burnet Road or a business or organiazation on Burnet Road, please tell us about it!

ANTIQUES ON BURO! Out of the Past Collectibles

20 years ago my Mom made one of the scariest decisions that she had been faced with in her whole entire life:  to move North to 5341 Burnet Road, or to temporarily close our family business in order to continue her search for a South Austin location.

“BURO” at that time didn’t have a cool name – there were no cool bookstores, no hip or local restaurants.  Sundays at The Little Longhorn were the most happening days once Chicken S#!t Bingo started.

We had to make our own coffee, can you believe it?  We had been on South Congress for almost 7 years and we were worried our clients may not want to travel North;  plus – the walk in traffic on “SOCO” kept us pretty busy.

As a student at McCallum High School at the time I thought the move would be great!  I could walk up Houston and be at the shop to help daily on most days.  Now 20 years later it was one of the best moves our family has ever made.

Thanks for shopping local and supporting BURO‘s best antiques and collectibles shop!

Austin Doerr


Out of the Past Collectibles
5341 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
www.facebook.com/ootpatx
512-371-3550

Burnet Road Thai Food – BURO yum yum!

WAT ZAB Thai Food:  Burnet Road’s newest food trailer

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Pensiri Rios - Owner/Chef at Wat Zab Thai
Pensiri Rios – Owner/Chef at Wat Zab Thai trailer on Burnet Road

BURO reporter Steve Cook recently caught up with Wat Zab Thai Food trailer owner Pensiri Rios (nickname: Jenny):

BURO: How long has Wat Zab Thai Food been around and how did you come up with the name?

JENNY:  It all started 3 years ago when my mother-in-law and I came up with the name Wat Zab Thai Food.   ZAB means tasty, spicy, and delicious in Thai!  We’ve been in business in San Marcos for 3 years.

BURO: Why open a trailer on BURO?

JENNY:  I really wanted to share my mother-in-law’s 30 years of cooking experience and fabulous Thai recipes with the people of Austin!  What better place to do that than on BURO?!!

BURO:  What’s your favorite dish at Wat Zab Thai Food trailer?

JENNY:  That’s a tough question because everything’s good!  If I had to pick a favorite it would be our Pad Thai Noodle with Yellow Curry.  Its fresh and super tasty!

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Where on BURO?  5000 block Burnet Road, Austin, Texas
Website:  www.facebook.com/watzabthai/

Waz up with WAT ZAB Thai Food on BURO?

WAT ZAB Thai Food:  Burnet Road’s newest food trailer

wat-zab-thai-food-trailer

Pensiri Rios - Owner/Chef at Wat Zab Thai
Pensiri Rios – Owner/Chef at Wat Zab Thai trailer on Burnet Road

BURO reporter Steve Cook recently caught up with Wat Zab Thai Food trailer owner Pensiri Rios (nickname: Jenny):

BURO: How long has Wat Zab Thai Food been around and how did you come up with the name?

JENNY:  It all started 3 years ago when my mother-in-law and I came up with the name Wat Zab Thai Food.   ZAB means tasty, spicy, and delicious in Thai!  We’ve been in business in San Marcos for 3 years.

BURO: Why open a trailer on BURO?

JENNY:  I really wanted to share my mother-in-law’s 30 years of cooking experience and fabulous Thai recipes with the people of Austin!  What better place to do that than on BURO?!!

BURO:  What’s your favorite dish at Wat Zab Thai Food trailer?

JENNY:  That’s a tough question because everything’s good!  If I had to pick a favorite it would be our Pad Thai Noodle with Yellow Curry.  Its fresh and super tasty!

wat-zab-thai-montage

Where on BURO?  5000 block Burnet Road, Austin, Texas
Website:  www.facebook.com/watzabthai/