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

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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/

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

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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