The Loop Restaurant & Bar opened in early September at 2500 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 100. Owner Michele Plummer describes the cuisine as Texas comfort food with entrees such as beef stroganoff, chicken-fried steak and shrimp. The Loop has 35 beers on tap and a wine list. Austin Pint Night features local beer for $2.25 on Wednesdays. 828-5667, www.thelooprestaurant.