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Adorable sweets shop squeezes into East Austin and more local food news
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Farmers market sweets shop OMG Squee will soon be delighting guests from a new brick-and-mortar at 4607 Bolm Rd. The gluten-free, “super kawaii” bakery, owned by Sarah Lin, specializes in souffle-like jiggly cheesecakes and macarons shaped like cartoon characters, pop culture favorites, and Texas icons like Willie Nelson, Beyonce, and Selena.
Fellow farmers market fave Steamies Dumplings is also making the move to a physical storefront sometime this fall. The new shop will be located near Kula Revolving Sushi Bar at 6929 Airport Blvd., Ste. 148 and sell an assortment of frozen dim sum specialities.
A new concept is moving into 10025 Burnet Rd., according to a filing with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Turnstile Coffee, Beer, and Spirits will assumably sell all of the above, but the brand does not appear to have established a web or social media presence.
Oz. Tap House may have just debuted in February, but it is already gearing up for a second location. The self-serve gastropub has procured a spot in the Presidio development at Parmer Lane and Ranch Trails Court but are still in the very early stages of the project. An estimated opening date will be announced when the team gets further along.
The makers of Blanco’s Ben Milam Whiskey have introduced a new brand. Owner Marsha Milam has teamed up with master blender and whiskey author Heather Greene to create Milam & Greene. The two initial offerings, a Bourbon and a rye, will begin distributing nationally next month.
It took a little longer than anticipated, but Tso Chinese Delivery has finally opened its Northwest Austin location at 9333 Research Blvd., Ste. 402. Like the original outpost, it specializes in Chinese-American fare like General Tso chicken, honey-walnut shrimp, and crab rangoon, available for pick-up or delivery.
On September 16, Fixe Southern House launched a baked-to-order biscuit delivery service. Each $30 box of 12 features whipped Steen’s butter, Goodflow wildflower honey, and house seasonal preserves. There is one catch, however. The delivery area currently only services 78701, 78712, and 78705 and is only active on weekdays between 9 am to 4 pm.
To help those affected by Hurricane Dorian, Central District Brewing is hosting a two-day benefit September 22-23. Suerte’s Fermín Nuñez, The Brewer’s Table’s Jake Maddux, and Emmer & Rye’s Tavel Bristol-Joseph will collaborate on special edition beers. A portion of the proceeds will go to relief organization Mercy Chefs.