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New Serbian and Middle Eastern Open on North Lamar

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1) A new Serbian restaurant opened in North Austin. Balkan Cafe & Grill serves regional specialities like cevapi (a minced meat kebab) and pljeskavica (the patty form), as well as more familiar fare like dessert crepes. Yelper Gary H. notes that happy hour goes until 9 p.m., and they offer roast lamb on Saturdays. Their address is 11800 North Lamar. [Yelp]

2) Middle Eastern restaurant Peace Bakery Deli is now open at 11220 North Lamar Boulevard. Run by a Palestinian family, their fresh and house-made dips and salads caught the eye of a local Chowhounder. Yelpers and Chowhounders alike praise the friendly service. [Chowhound/Yelp]

3) Former Whole Foods executive chef Casey Livingston has founded Independence Fine Foods in way South Austin. The restaurant offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, and other prepared foods to take out or to eat in. Additionally, they offer coffee and pastries. Their address is 1807 W. Slaughter Lane, Suite 100. [Eaterwire]

4) A branch of California-based chain Fat Sal's Deli opened on the Drag at 2604 Guadalupe. They specialize in giant sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, and wraps. [Eaterwire]

5) Georgetown boasts a new red-sauce Italian American restaurant. Frankie's Pizza and Pasta serves all the classic staples, including cheesecake and cannoli for dessert. The address is 121 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Road. [Yelp]
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