Round Rock - Pflugerville - Hutto Edition - April 2020

BUSINESS INNOVATION

Local business owners adapt to coronavirus restrictions

BY KELSEY THOMPSON

VIRTUAL VINYASAS

RAIDING THE PANTRY Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue and Liberty Barbecue are serving up online grocery services alongside the restaurants’ smoked meat plates. OPTIONS INCLUDE: • long grain rice • all-purpose flour

Flow: connects movement and breath Vinyasa: utilizes breath and balance to transition between poses Hatha: aligns, strengthens and promotes flexibility in the body Slow flow: reconnects the body and mind through meditation and slow sequences Chair: facilitates core strength and eases impact on joints and muscles Yin: opens hips and shoulder joints for deep muscle stretches Looking to maintain your practice and ease anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak? Here are online class offerings available at The Hutto Yoga Room.

COURTESY THE HUTTO YOGA ROOM

F ollowing an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott that temporarily closed gyms and fitness studios, area instructors are reimagining their fitness routines to fit the digital space. Carla Stewart’s studio, The Hutto Yoga Room, began offering online classes on March 23. Stewart said she wanted to keep a continuous connection with her students. “We have a pretty tight-knit community of people who show up multiple times a week at the same times, and that’s really allowed the connections to still take place,” Stewart said. Goingwith the flow

• 1 dozen eggs • toilet paper

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Cooking up innovation

W ith area restaurants turning to a takeout and delivery model, some have found innovative ways to continually serve customers. John Brotherton, owner of Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue in Pflugerville and Liberty Barbecue in Round Rock, has translated brisket plates to takeout containers, while also opening up pantries for the purchase of hard-to-find home goods. temporarily shuttering dine-in services and

As part of an online ordering menu, customers can also browse Brotherton’s grocery items for sale, featuring flour, eggs and yes, even toilet paper. Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue 512-547-4766

www.pftxbbq.com Liberty Barbecue 512-433-6330 www.libertybbqrrtx.com

The Hutto Yoga Room 512-650-0203 www.thehuttoyogaroom.com

GET CRAFTY AT HOME Cure cabin fever with one of Toast + Timber’s featuring more than DIY CRAFT KITS , 400 DESIGNS available online for

ESPRESS-OYOURSELF What is in a name? Learn the difference between coffeehouse standard brews so you can pick up your next order like a pro. Cappuccino: one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, one-third wet foamed milk Latte: one-quarter espresso, combined with three-quarters milk Americano: espresso topped with hot water

PICKUP OR DELIVERY .

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Caffeinating on the go

Creative quarantining

I ndependently owned coffee shops in Round Rock, Pfluger- ville and Hutto thrive off community support. In an effort to keep the coffee flowing, Round Rock-based Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery has turned to takeout services for its downtown patrons. The shop has moved operations outside for curbside pickup, with decorative plants helping to keep a 6-foot barrier between

W ith residents looking for things to do during local stay-at-home orders, some area art studios have tapped into their more creative sides. Toast + Timber, a Round Rock craft studio, has launched virtual do-it-yourself art classes with pickup and home delivery services. The vir- tual workshops, complete with take- home kits, offer how-to’s for wooden signs and children’s projects.

Mi Mundo’s customers and staff. Payment and pickup stations stand adjacent to wooden placards listing menu offerings—including espresso, teas, pastries and prepack- aged coffee beans. Along with specialty drinks, Mi Mundo also sells fresh tamales and an assortment of baked goods. Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery 512-619-0880 www.mimundocoffee.com

“We are hoping to bring a little fun and creativity into families’ homes during this time,” co-owner Lisa Tan said. “As a small, family- owned business, we are working through this the best we can, and we hope to bring some light to the community.”

Toast + Timber 737-808-4691 www.toastandtimber.com

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