Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile opened this week at 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. The rustic restaurant that looks like it could have been updated and pulled from the 19th century serves ranch-style food like Texas Salisbury steak, shrimp and grits, charcuterie, and chicken-fried steak. Jacoby’s will also sell farm eggs, cheeses and meats, fresh flowers and more. The restaurant, which features a large outdoor seating area that overlooks the Colorado River, is named after owner Adam Jacoby, whose family owns Jacoby's Cafe in Melvin, Texas. (jacobysaustin.com)
Beirut Austin Food Trailer opened in the trailer park food court at 415 Jessie St. (behind Tom’s Market). The trailer serves traditional Lebanese dishes and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (facebook.com/beirutaustin)
I Heart Pho opened in Hana World Market. The counter-service Vietnamese operation services the food court that also includes Kin & Comfort. They serve banh mi for under $4, various pho for about 8, three entrees under $9 and promise more items to come.
Foxhole Culinary Tavern opened at 13995 N. Highway 183 (near Lake Creek Parkway) in a space formerly occupied by Bennigan’s. The restaurant serves “Texas-inspired American cuisine,” utilizing a centerpiece wood-burning grill to turn out items like steaks, pork chops and lamb shanks. Foxhole serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. (foxholeaustin.com)