5 things to know in Austin food: Hot eatery named Best New Restaurant

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Veracruz all natural Founders Reyna and Maritza Vazquez opened a pop-up window at the LINE Austin Hotel on Congress Avenue. To commemorate the sisters’ humble food truck roots, local artist Carmen Rangel paints a mural on the wall of the take-out window that, along with another painting on the property of Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey, honors women’s suffrage becomes. The new popup location offers the full Veracruz menu of tacos and quesadillas, as well as juices, smoothies and aguas frescas, available to both customers and hotel guests.

Mediterranean restaurant and underground lounge The devil might care announced the opening of its renovated dining terrace next to the main dining room. This new terrace area called “The Garden of Eden” is covered in lush greenery and offers a jungle-like atmosphere with ambient lighting. The terrace is open at the same times as Devil May Care, starting at 6 p.m. on weekdays and at 3 p.m. on weekends. A special “High Tea” offer is on Saturday from 3pm to 7pm on the terrace and features a curated menu of snacks and drinks, including a selection of craft cocktails, bubbly infusions and summer refreshments.

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HopfieldsThe French-inspired gastropub bar near the University of Texas campus opened its fresh-faced dining room on June 22, running the kitchen operations. In a press release on June 16, Hopfields announced the appointment of Head Chef James Flowers as Executive Chef of the restaurant. Local foodies may recognize Flowers’ work from his time at Trio Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin, where he served as head chef for four years, and more recently with La Piscina, McGuire Moorman Hospitality’s wood-burning Mexican concept. During the ongoing global pandemic, Flowers realized a desire to return to a small neighborhood restaurant that linked him to Hopfields’ owner Bay Anthon. While restaurant regulars can expect Hopfields’ staples including a home-smoked duck and beet sandwich and roast half chicken, Flowers will bring “innovative weekend specials” to its new position.

For the 12th anniversary of the South Austin wine bar House wine celebrate with a (what else?) rose party. On Saturday June 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a flight with five wines plus a cheese platter for $ 40, plus roses by the glass and bottle for $ 8 and $ 30, respectively. House Wine will also taste rosés from vineyards around the world, including a special offer from Bodkin Wines, a black-owned wine label whose proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter. In addition to live music, guests can expect rosé sangria, Frose and “other surprises”. Tickets for the day party are $ 40 and can be booked online.

Luxury lifestyle magazine The Robb Report recently published its list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America with Austin restaurants Hestia and dining room take positions 1 and 9. “[Kevin Fink and Tavel Bristol-Joseph] Make dishes with a raw warmth that doesn’t sacrifice precision in taste, “notes the Robb report.” The restaurant, named after the Greek goddess of the stove, proves to be worthy of its nickname. “The magazine writes about Comedor:” The scallop crudo in the modern Mexican restaurant by Gabe Erales and Philip Speer offers a glimpse of what makes the restaurant so exciting … In a city where excellent Tex-Mex is omnipresent, Erales and Speer have created their own vision of Mexican cuisine that you absolutely have to try. “

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