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Popular farm-to-table eatery blooms again in quaint Central Texas town

Popular farm-to-table eatery blooms again in quaint Central Texas town

Greenhouse Craft Food Round Rock
Greenhouse Craft Foods is branching out with a new Georgetown location. Courtesy Greenhouse Craft Food Round Rock

It wasn’t too long ago that fine dining in the Austin suburbs meant unlimited soup and salad at Olive Garden. Now, thanks to restaurateurs like Greenhouse Craft Food’s Rob Snow, good eating in Central Texas has no boundaries.

According to a September 10 release, Snow is set to continue this trend with the opening of a second Greenhouse location in Georgetown’s historic town square. The new eatery will debut at 708 S. Austin Ave., the former home of The Hollow, in early November.

“We've been looking long and hard for the perfect space to bring a second Greenhouse location to the area and are thrilled to open in Georgetown just in time for our five year anniversary,” said Snow in the release.

Snow first opened Greenhouse in Round Rock in 2013 as a locally sourced alternative to the national chains that make up much of the suburban dining landscape. The concept quickly became popular for its creative but approachable cuisine and its monthly pairing dinners that brought in breweries and wineries from all over Texas.

In the release, Snow said customers can expect much of the same from the Georgetown outpost. Although the menu is still being finalized, the restaurant will offer dishes with plenty of Lone Star flavors.

The bulk of the menu will be filled with various sandwiches like a grilled cheese with cheddar and pimento cheese served with a side of tomato basil soup for dipping; a pulled pork sandwich with chipotle aiolo, housemade pickles, and caramelized onions; and the Fancy Pants burger with a Akayushi beef patty, blue cheese, creole dijonnaise, and a shiitake, bacon, and peach relish.

Snow also said greater emphasis on smoked food at the Georgetown location, like brisket enchiladas. Daily specials — ranging from early bird plates to more upscale fare — and milkshakes will round out the offerings. Like the first location, the upcoming Greenhouse will also offer craft beer and wine. The taps will only pour selections from Texas breweries.

Final operating hours and menu details will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, customers can get a taste of what’s in store by visiting the flagship restaurant at 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd. #110 in Round Rock.