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Favorite Austin bistro set to open new location in booming suburb

Favorite Austin bistro set to open new location in booming suburb

Blue Dahlia Bistro cheese board plate
Look for Blue Dahlia Bistro in downtown San Marcos next year. Blue Dahlia Bistro/Facebook

European-inspired fare is coming to San Marcos' downtown square. Blue Dahlia Bistro, the quaint cafe with locations in East Austin and Westlake, will open its third outpost, and first outside Austin, in January 2017.

Owner Amy Ramirez opened the first Blue Dahlia Bistro in 2007 and married San Marcos resident (and bistro co-owner) Sam Ramirez a year later. The couple now split their time between both cities.

"Opening Blue Dahlia in San Marcos is definitely a passion project for us," says Sam in a release. "It has been an honor and pleasure raising my family in San Marcos, and we are thrilled to bring new business to this growing town and offer a new dining destination for our wonderful community."

The 2,000-square-foot space is situated on the corner of Hopkins and Guadalupe streets. It will have a similar vibe to Blue Dahlia's other locations, thanks to a front patio, back garden, menu full of bistro favorites, and all-day breakfast.

"Our mission has always been to create a restaurant that serves as a dining destination but also acts as a community hub for friends and neighbors to come together, relax, and enjoy a leisurely meal," says Amy.

Blue Dahlia isn't the only Austin brand with eyes on San Marcos. Hops & Grain announced earlier this year that it will be opening a new brewery in the area with the help of innovative crowd-funding investment platform Wefunder.