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A new Irish pub/beer garden/microbrewery is bringing a touch of “Irish Happy and Texas Friendly” to Round Rock, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Located down the road from the Dell Diamond and Kalahari Resorts Texas at 4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery is helmed by former Driskill Grill chef Josh Watkins, whose offerings include

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