From award-winning bites to robot servers: 12 restaurants presented in 2021 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto
Some restaurants featured this year were Wise Guys – A Chicago Eatery, Texan Cafe & Pie Shop, Recuerdos Tex-Mex, and Springhill Restaurant. (Community impact newspaper staff)
Looking to try a new restaurant near you or want to learn more about your favorite places to eat locally? Here is a list of 12 restaurant services from this year’s Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto monthly editions. Community impact journal. Read our current edition here, and for more information on local restaurants, click here.
At Round Rock, WiseGuys – A Chicago Eatery transports guests to the Windy City with its authentic Chicago dogs and chili cheese dogs, artisanal pizzas and Chicago cheesesteak sandwiches.
Huahuasco Grill Mexican Cuisine in Pflugerville serves southern Mexican flavors and recipes handed down from the owner’s mother. The featured dish is Quesadilla Azteca, a 12-inch handmade corn tortilla topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, sliced jalapenos, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco and the meat of the customer’s choice.
Pustka Family Barbeque, a family owned and operated food truck in downtown Hutto, offers beef brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken as meat options and side dishes such as beans, potato salad. ground, a coleslaw with jalapenos and green apples and a salad of charred corn elots.
Austin restaurant group Z’Tejas has closed its Arboretum restaurant but will open a new Z’Tejas Southwest Grill location in Kyle in late 2022.
At the Rock N Grill Indian restaurant in Round Rock, most of the menu is cooked to order; a magician performs on weekends; and the food is brought to customers by a robot waiter.
Brewpub Pinthouse Pizza has four locations in the Austin area, but its Round Rock restaurant is its location with the bar as the focal point.
Hutto’s downtown Texan Cafe & Pie Shop is a home-style eatery and must-see tourist shop that draws guests from all over Texas for its huge selection of pies and Southern cuisine. The restaurant offers over 50 flavors of pies, and customers’ favorite dish is the Chicken Fried Steak.
Carroll Humphrey’s Springhill Restaurant in Pflugerville still serves the same dishes it has had since opening in 1985: catfish, burgers and chicken.
Recuerdos Tex-Mex in downtown Round Rock is known and loved for its enchiladas and friendly atmosphere. Other popular dishes include carne guisada, fajitas, juegos rancheros, and migas.
In Pflugerville, Taste of Ethiopia serves traditional Ethiopian dishes in a large saucepan placed in a woven basket shared with the whole table. Customers use a kind of thin, spongy bread called injera to pick up food by hand. Most of the dishes are the owner’s family recipes.
Downtown Round Rock’s Slapbox Pizzicheria, a restaurant and raffle house that opened in 2017, features an award-winning menu and signature homemade slices of dough every day.
This regional gastronomic feature showcases Polish restaurant Ziggy’s Kielbasa House in Leander, which offers a menu of sandwiches, meats, pierogies and more.