Doughnut Shop Expansion
Popular doughnut shop Round Rock Donuts is expanding into Cedar Park, as reported by the Williamson Reporter and confirmed by Austin 360. This second location will be found at 1614 East Whitestone Boulevard with a bakery, drive-thru, and a walk-up window, though there is no projected opening date yet. The doughnut shop first opened in 1926 under owner Reinhold R. Moehring, who developed the signature doughnut — a classic glazed doughnut —in the early 1940s, according to the bakery’s website. It relocated from its original address on Main Street to West Liberty Avenue in 1970 under then-owner Charlie Baird. The current owner is Cathy Guderyahn. It’s currently open for takeout services via its walk-up window and drive-thru.
Austin Restaurant Expands Into Idaho
Austin’s Asian-Southern restaurant the Peached Tortilla is expanding out of the state into Idaho. This new Peached Tortilla from chef/owner Eric Silverstein will be part of ghost kitchen hub Crave Delivery from Idaho-based company Crave Hospitality Group starting on November 17. The delivery-and-takeout-only business features 15 other restaurants, including a bakery from from Lincoln Carson, the pastry chef of now-closed Los Angeles restaurant Bon Temps; and a location of International Smoke, the smoked meats restaurant from San Francisco restaurateur/lifestyle icon/cookbook author Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina.
State of Little Longhorn Saloon
CultureMap Austin checked in with honky tonk dive bar Little Longhorn Saloon, which has shifted its famous chicken shit bingo into a Facebook Live operation every Sunday and even offers bookable chicken shit bingo for private events and parties. The bar, which is temporarily closed for on-site services, also launched a GoFundMe campaign as it is struggling to stay operational.
Holiday Light Show Reservations
Lake Austin cafe Mozart’s Coffee is taking reservations for its annual holiday light show, in order to maintain lower and socially distanced capacities during the novel coronavirus pandemic. People will be able to book either table or standing room tickets for an hour. The reservations, which can be booked starting on Sunday, October 25, will be available from Wednesday, November 11 through Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Update, 12:32 p.m.: This article, originally published at 10:48 a.m., has been updated to reflect the accurate origins of Crave Hospitality Group.