Burnet Road Austin Texas – BURO!

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!

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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/

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Burnet Marketplace coming to BURO!

The developers of the new Burnet Marketplace mixed-use project have created a 90-second video that highlights some of the exciting things to see and do on Burnet Road. The video captures the dynamic mix of longtime favorites and new hot spots that coexist in the Burnet corridor and make it one of the city’s most attractive areas.

When it opens in 2015, Burnet Marketplace will offer 344 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all featuring state-of-the-art appliances, upscale finishes, and clean, contemporary interior design. The project’s amenities will include three expansive courtyards, a sunny resort-style pool, and a 1,900-square-foot fitness center, which is up to three times larger than fitness facilities at competing projects.

The project will offer walkable access to Burnet Road’s most talked-about new restaurants and bars, and the reinvented Pour House Pub will be right downstairs in the development’s own ground-floor restaurant and retail space.

For more information and updates, visit the Burnet Marketplace website, or follow the project on Facebook or Twitter.

Website: www.burnetmarketplace.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Burnet-Marketplace/782094358513391
Twitter: twitter.com/burnetmktplc

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Intelligent Sleep to Open on BURO!

sleepIntelligent Sleep will celebrate its Grand Opening activites between April 3, 2015 and April 11, 2015 at 7415 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas. The schedule includes a Grand Opening reception, presentations on Intelligent Sleep products and programs, full seminar offerings, product specials, program demonstrations, and free massage. Activities will be suitable for children as well as adults. The complete schedule will be posted on www.intelligentsleep.com/events as each activity is confirmed. Visitors will be entered into a raffle and can win a number of sleep-related door prizes.

The Grand Opening will present products for body, mind, health, and home including mattresses, pillows, seat cushions, relaxation tools, jet lag light therapy, home lighting, bio-feedback, nutritional support for sleep and brain health, and other unique solutions.

Intelligent Sleep
7415 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757
512-306-1833
www.intelligentsleep.com

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Introducing The Original Burnet Road Candle

burnet-road-candleRedRover Alley has launched an exclusive home fragrance line that includes a scent affectionately named, “The Original Burnet Road candle.” The new fragrance is a fun, unexpected part of their new World Traveler Home Fragrance Collection which features six luxury travel destination-inspired scents: Monaco, Oxford, Holiday in Lapland, Nottingham, St. Moritz, and…Burnet Road?

Yes, indeed. The Original Burnet Road candle is RedRover Alley’s homage to their home town, “favorite street and world-renowned destination for authentic, eclectic Austin.”

So, what does Burnet Road (the candle) smell like? “It’s an intricate fragrance and essential oil blend that is intoxicatingly musky, spicy, sweet with exotic patchouli and essence of berries with white amber,” said RedRover Alley president, Rachel Miller, “It’s delicious.” The World Traveler Candle line will debut this weekend at the Junior League’s A Christmas Affair Nov. 19-23. After which, she invites BURO readers to stop in over at their showcase in the Antique Marketplace and see…rather, smell for themselves while they last! According to Miller, they are going fast.

Visit RedRover Alley’s 1500 square ft. showcase at Antique Marketplace featuring European antiques, reclaimed, and new European-inspired home decor, garden and gift items. You can also visit our warehouse for even more European goods: RedRover Alley Warehouse is located just off Burnet Rd. and 183 at 9603 Saunders Lane, ATX 78757

For more info please visit www.redroveralley.com.

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If you got ’em, smoke ’em on BURO!

Bobalu Cigar Company comes to BURO

Bobalu Cigar Co., a Sixth Street Austin staple for over 17 years is expanding their business with a new location at 8501A Burnet Road and is now open with a Grand Opening this weekend.

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Bobalu is creating at least 15 new jobs and they are in the process of hiring. Over the years, Bobalu has worked closely with Caritas and hired Cuban Refugees to roll “Legal Cuban Cigars”. Bobalu offers private label cigars to businesses, restaurants and bars. With the larger space at the Burnet Road location Bobalu plans to provide a unique event venue for small parties.

Plans are in the works for Bachelor Parties and Cigar Tasting Events. Bobalu also provides businesses and personal parties with the unique experience of having a cigar roller come to them to entertain guests.

Bobalu Cigar Co.
8501A Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78757
512-469-5972
www.bobalu.com

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416 Bar & Grille coming to BURO

416-bar-grill-buro416 Bar & Grille has officially announced its opening at 5011 Burnet Road.

416 Bar & Grille is excited to bring a comfortable neighborhood spot to Burnet Road. The restaurant is co-owned by father and son, John and Colin Jurey, and will be serving Americana Cuisine. The pair is committed to using fresh, local, organic, and sustainable cuisine whenever possible and supporting local vendors and farmers. 416 will also be offering a neighborhood bar, with craft beers, curated wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.

416 Bar & Grille
5011 Burnet Rd
931-215-1522
contact@416barandgrille.com
www.416barandgrille.com

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Baking up some kandi & cookies on BURO!

by Kellie Moore – Kellie’s Baking Company

Hello BURO fans!  We are so excited to be moving into the neighborhood!  Our new home will be 5245 Burnet Road (formally Mi Victoria Bakery).

Kellie's Bakery on BURO
Kellie’s Bakery specializes in custom shaped, logo and 3D cookies.

We are Kellie’s Kandies & Cookies and are changing our name to Kellie’s Baking Co.  We are a cookie company that creates shaped, decorated, shortbread cookies for corporate logo cookie gifts, weddings, showers and everyday.  Also on the menu are our homestyle cookies, they are amazing too!

kellies-bakery-burnet-roadKellie’s has been in business for over 7 years with a production kitchen in Cedar Park.  You can also find our cookies at Central Market stores throughout Texas.   Our ovens should fire up on July 12 for our custom orders and retail will open in the near future.

Stop by and try some cookies when we open!

Coming soon to:
5245 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 336-7300
www.KelliesKandies.com

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