Waz up with WAT ZAB Thai Food on BURO?

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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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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Teriyaki Madness to open on BURO!

by Martin Rodriguez – Teriyaki Madness Austin

The Teriyaki Madness restaurant concept marries fast casual to nutritious and healthy Asian Teriyaki food. It’s very first Texas location will open at 7301 Burnet Road in the next few weeks!

Spicy chicken bowl and chicken teriyaki bowl
Spicy chicken bowl and chicken teriyaki bowl

Teriyaki Madness specializes in chef-inspired custom crafted rice bowls and plates, with an addicting homemade secret sauce. The restaurant utilizes domestic growers and delivers healthy cuisine using only fresh vegetables and proteins, such as never-frozen chicken and the finest beef.

Being a native of Seattle I wanted to bring the flavor of the Pacific Northwest to Austin. Today, if you search the word Teriyaki in Seattle, you will find at least 100 restaurants with “Teriyaki” in their name. It’s truly ubiquitous, like the BBQ of Texas.

Teriyaki Madness has something for everyone. If you don’t know Teriyaki, just think grilled chicken, with sweet or spicy sauce, rice and a side salad. It’s for adults or kids looking for a fresh and healthy meal, families who enjoy large portions and those who lead an active lifestyle seeking lean meal choices.

teriyakimadness
7301 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
Mon-Sat 10am-9:30pm
Sun 11am-9pm
(512) 300-0386

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BURO Restaurant Review: Noble Pig

by Karen Stitt, BURO Fan

Noble Pig on Burnet RoadI’ve eaten at Noble Sandwiches Central on Burnet Road twice this week – and had to tell you about some of the incredible food I’ve tasted.

This morning for breakfast, I had the ginger/apple waffle with some scrambled eggs cooked with green onions.  The ginger was a nice addition and the cooked apple on top added a more natural sugar – letting you decide how sweet, based on the syrup you added.  The eggs were light and a little bit buttery – I’m guessing the green onions were sauteed before the eggs were added…yum.  If that wasn’t enough, I ordered the Biscuits and Gravy on the side – it sounded too good to pass up – and really was out of this world.  The biscuit and gravy, the sausage and gravy, the gravy – these might be the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had.  Did I mention the gravy?

I love sandwiches and seek out a good unique sandwich now and then. I had the chance to try the Mushroom Reuben – a few days ago – which is one of the best Ruebens I’ve had in a long time.  The fact that it’s a vegetarian offering, just makes it a bigger plus – I never noticed the meat was missing.  The grilled bread loaded with mushrooms, melted cheese, and this wonderfully fresh sauerkraut was one of the best new sandwiches I’ve had in a really long time.

Can’t wait to try more.  Another BURO establishment I’ll be eating at again soon!

Noble Sandwich Co.
4805 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
512-666-5124
noblesandwiches.com

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