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Rolled ice cream and waffle shop, Sweet Charlie’s, opening Round Rock location

I scream. You scream. We all scream for (rolled) ice cream (and deliciously decadent waffles)! Sweet Charlie’s, a Philadelphia-based dessert shop is headed to Round Rock. The new location is expected to open at 2800 S. Interstate 35 this summer. Known for their specialty Thai-inspired rolled ice cream, the chain allows customers to customize their creamy creations by placing them in a cup or on a doughnut or waffle topped with all kids of crazy…

Culver’s opens new Round Rock location today

You ­didn’t have to be born in the Midwest to experience the epiphany that is fried cheese curds from Culver’s. This popular fast food restaurant from Saulk City, Wisconson is bringing the gospel of fast food from the heartland to Round Rock. Set to open on May 13 at 2320 East Palm Valley Boulevard, the chain has grown from a single family owned restaurant in small-town, rural Wisconsin to a fan favorite far and wide….

Summer Moon Coffee announces plan for new location in Round Rock

Summer Moon Coffee has announced plans to add a new location right here in Round Rock at 200 University Boulevard in the University Commons Shopping Center. The Austin-based coffee shop is known for its organic, fair trade coffees hand-roasted in a wood-fired brick hearth.  View this post on Instagram Oh hi 👋 Round Rock! We just locked down 200 University Boulevard y'all. Stay tuned as we work to make all your Summer Moon dreams come…

Torchy’s Tacos set to open second Round Rock location

Let’s taco bout how awesome this news is y’all! Torchy’s Tacos, one of the best taco spots in America according to several foodie lists, is planning to open a second restaurant here in Round Rock. According the their website, the new location will be at 1500 N. IH-35 in the building previously occupied by PS 35 and Westside Alehouse. Torchy’s Tacos was founded in 2006 as a food trailer on South 1st Street in Austin,…

Pinthouse Pizza officially opens doors at new Round Rock location

Another delicious addition to the local foodie scene has arrived, as Pinthouse Pizza officially opened the doors of their Round Rock location this week! Located at 2800 Hoppe Trail, the nom nom newbie is nearby local hotspots Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Cover 3, and Salt Trader’s Coastal Kitchen. A full menu is available online:

Culver’s Restaurant to open new Round Rock location

Burgers, frozen custard, and cheese curds. No this isn’t heaven, y’all, it’s Round Rock! Culver’s Restaurant recently announced plans to open a new location in Round Rock at 2320 E. Palm Valley Boulevard. The franchise operates eleven other locations in Texas, two of which are located in the Austin area. A full menu is available online:

Why shopping local is the gift that keeps on giving

Missed the Black Friday sales, or looking to treat yourself this holiday season? Not only does shopping locally save you the nail biting of waiting for your packages to arrive — it also benefits your community! When you purchase taxable goods and services in Round Rock, you pay 8.25 percent in sales taxes. 6.25 percent goes straight to the state of Texas, and the other 2 percent stays here in Round Rock. Here’s the breakdown: 1 percent goes…

Wayback Burgers set to open Round Rock location soon

Round Rock and delicious burgers? Talk about a great combo! Wayback Burgers is set to open a new location in Round Rock at 1900 University Blvd. prior to the end of the year.  Famous for fresh burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes, the chain originated in Delaware in 1991 and has expanded to more than 100 locations since that time. A full menu is available online at

Columbian restaurant and bakery sets down roots in Round Rock

One word, y’all. Empanadas. Sabor Columbia Restaurant and Bakery is family-owned and recently opened its doors to a community hungry with anticipation for another delicious addition to Round Rock’s burgeoning foodie scene. Originally launched as a food truck in Austin, Texas, the menu in Round Rock is deliciously authentic, including items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From empanadas, to seafood and steak plates, fresh fruit, traditional Columbian deserts, pastries, and coffee, patrons won’t be lost for…

Altitude Trampoline Park jumps into new Round Rock location

We’re bouncing off the walls just thinking about this new family-friendly addition to Round Rock! Altitude Trampoline Park opened their doors earlier this month at the northwest corner of I-35 and SH 45 with more than 30,000 square-feet of indoor trampoline and event space. According to the company, the Round Rock park will be the “premier facility of the Altitude brand,” with the introduction of new and exciting attractions, including a zip line and ropes…

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