Got some disturbing news in the mail last week: the owners of the lot at 7301 Burnet have asked to rezone from commercial to mixed use suggesting a redevelopment of the property. Who’s at 7301 Burnet, you ask? Tacodeli, Tumble 22, and dipdipdip tatsu-ya. Taco Deli alone has elevated our quality of life by at least 10 percentage points, so this is quite the tummy blow. A quick perusal of TravisCAD reveals that the property sold in late February to 7301 Burnet Road LLC, a newly created company managed by Jonathon Saad of Danly Properties, Colin Armstrong of Armstrong Properties, and Alex Altamirano of Vault Real Estate Investments. A name based on the address suggests a quick redevelopment of the property. I am not anti-redevelopment; but I am pro-stomach. Get your Otto tacos now while you can!
In other news, Fajita Pete’s at 5523 Balcones Drive is now open for take-out and delivery. At Kitchen United, Little Juliet (Italian) is now open, and it appears that Bao’d Up has bowed out. We still hungrily await the openings of Pflour Shop Bakery, East Side Pies, and Rise Souffle.
Austin Monthly gave our ‘hood a lot of pizza love by recognizing Bufalina Due, pinthouse, Backspace, Little Deli, and East Side Pies as among the best in town. Those Chris Rock slappers at Eater Austin recognized dipdipdip and Fonda San Miguel as among the most romantic, IchiUmi Ramen & Poke among the best to eat ramen, Edis Chocolates and Asahi Imports as places to satisfy your sweet tooth, The Peached Tortilla for brunch, Bufalina Due for Italian, Bufalina Due and Honest Mary’s for salads, and LaLa’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon for dive bars. Thrillest included several neighborhood joints in their list of “30 Essential Food Experiences in Austin,” including The Wundershowzen at Juiceland, Southern Fun at The Peached Tortilla, Lovely Day Egg Sandwich at Bird Bird Biscuit, and the Coconut Creme Pie at Chez Zee American Bistro. Thrillest also gave a shout-out to Chi’lantro and Hi Wings as among the best chicken wings in town.
I wrote this review for the Allandale Neighbor.