Austin drive-thru chain P. Terry’s opened its first location in New Braunfels this week at 1200 North Interstate Highway 35 as of December 16. Its hours are from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekdays, and then from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekends, offering drive-thru and delivery services. This is the company’s 19th overall location.
A new location of iced tea chain HTeaO opened in Cedar Park this month on 804 West New Hope Drive. On deck are sweet and unsweetened iced teas, plus hot teas and snacks. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and then 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Coal-fired pizzeria Tony C’s second new restaurant — Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden — opened in North Shoal Creek this week on December 17. On deck are those coal-fired pies, along with pasta, meatballs, salads, and gelato from Dolce Bacio. It’s open for dine-in and takeout services. The first location in Round Rock opened in September.
There’s a new record shop-slash-coffee shop in Austin this fall. Living in Stereo opened on 4361 South Congress, Unit 107 as of mid-September. The coffee menu makes use of El Tigre beans, plus syrups and milk. There’s takeout and patio service.
Austin Restaurants Donation Efforts
Downtown beer garden and restaurant Scholz Garten is functioning as a donation center for the Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) this month. It will take in goods such as peanut butter, canned tuna, dry beans, and brown rice, among other items for CTFB, while also accepting monetary donations for the nonprofit, with a goal of raising at least $1,000.
Downtown pizzeria Hoboken Pie is donating partial sales towards CTFB and Toys for Tots. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of individual orders to either nonprofit, based on the guest’s pick by noting CTFB or TOTS when placing web orders or through the app.
Austin hot chicken restaurant Tumble 22 is doing a whole 12 Days of Christmas fundraising initiative, which started on December 14. The restaurant mini-chain with three locations will donate 10 percent of its total profits made during that time.
Free Musician Dinner
Veracruz All Natural is hosting a free dinner for local musicians and music industry professionals next week. It takes place at the East Austin truck on Webberville on Tuesday, December 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. There is outdoor dine-in service as well as takeout service.
Texas Farmers Market Vendors Gift Guide
The Texas Farmers Market put together a handy gift guide featuring many of its vendors, from CSA shares from Johnson’s Backyard Garden to a pecan-filled gift bag from Perennial Pecan to Austin Honey Company’s basket.
Food Film Screening
The Austin Jewish Film Festival is screening the documentary Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versaille this week. The film follows London chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi as he organizes a food gala inspired by the Visitors to Versailles exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018. The movie is available for digital viewing through Sunday, December 20, and there’s a virtual Q&A with director Laura Gabbert, producer Steven Robillard, and some of the participating chefs at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9.99.
Austin Food Company Anniversary
Austin prepackaged food company the Green Cart is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. Owner Jeff Jackson started the business as a food cart on campus in 2005, serving sandwiches and wraps. Then he expanded by providing items to cafes and markets, launched a catering service, and added a delivery service in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That digital branch, the Green Cart Pantry, features sandwiches, salads, and wraps, plus foods and goods from other local companies, such as honey from Two Hives, coffee from local roasters, and crackers from the Sourdough Project.