New to Austin: August 2017
The Halal Guys
Photo by Weston Carls
The Halal Guys
2915 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
What started as a humble New York City food cart nearly 27 years ago has grown into a favored American franchise. And finally, Austinites can experience what the excitement is all about. The Halal Guys opened its doors to residents in mid-July, offering a simple menu of halal platters and sandwiches, both of which are easily customizable to meet your dietary preferences. Choose from an array of sauces to top it off, but beware of the red sauce—it’s got a kick that only the brave can face. Side orders include hummus, falafel, baba ganouj and fries, plus baklava topping the dessert menu. It will be open for lunch, dinner, and late-night snacking until 11 p.m.
SPUN at Whole Foods Market Domain
11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
You can now add SPUN Ice Cream to the growing list of Austin originals that have added a second location at The Domain. The popular East Austin ice cream spot is serving up its signature liquid nitrogen flash-frozen ice creams out of a shipping container in front of Whole Foods. The new spot will have regular and dairy-free ice creams made from the same sustainable and organic ingredients promoted at the East Austin location. With toppings like Texas pecan praline, dairy-free toasted meringue and brown butter powder, you can customize your flash-frozen, made-to-order treat before buying a salad at Whole Foods for a truly balanced diet.
206 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Luxury bag label, ESPEROS SOHO has opened their first retail location in downtown Austin. The 2nd street space designed by local interior designer, Duffy Stone, reflects the sleek, understated sophistication of ESPEROS SOHO bags. The minimalist leather and canvas bags come in a variety of rich colors and styles like clutches, backpacks, and weekend duffles. The store also offers complimentary champagne and coffee service for customers to sip on as they peruse the selection of bags and small gift items. Better still, each purchase funds a year of education for a child in a developing country through donations to programs like The Nobelity Project and Pencils of Promise.