5 things to know in Austin food right now: Downtown dive bar taps out

Editor’s note: We understand It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have kept you informed with our regular round-up of the most important food news.

Openings and closings

In this week, Mug Shots, the low-key East Seventh pub popular with industrial workers and local comedians alike, has become the newest long-running Austin institution to be permanently closed. “It is with a heavy heart to make this announcement,” said the companies’ Facebook page. “We would like to thank you for almost 18 years of support and wonderful memories.” Mugshots was opened in December 2002 by Marcos Canchola, Brian Hyde and the late Keith Young. No word yet on what will happen to the thousands of customer photo booth strips on the walls of mugshots.

TC4 & Co., the hospitality group behind League Kitchen & Tavern, is expanding its range to include another restaurant. Tony C’s pizza and beer garden, an offshoot of the Austin-based Italian restaurant chain Tony C’s, will open in front of the Dell Diamond for take-away in late September. In addition to a large selection of award-winning coal-fired pizzas, pepperoni rolls, toasted ravioli and sandwiches by Tony C, guests can enjoy more than 20 local craft beers and wine on tap at the 5,000 square meter new establishment. and outdoors. The Round Rock location was opened shortly afterwards by another Tony C pizza and beer garden on Anderson Lane and North Shoal Creek. Opening dates and details on this second location have yet to be announced, although a company representative says they will aim for later this fall.

Other messages and notes

The entry into the world of canned beer to take away is Central machine worksThe east side raved about a new brewery and a new beer garden, in which both seasonal ales and German dishes from the American bar are served. The new 12-ounce. Canned offerings include a refreshing Kolsch, a lighter American lager, and a light citrus beer, all to be paired with the burger, pretzel, and sweet and flavorful elote from Central Machine Works, a chicken and bacon ranch. The cans are sold both on-site at the brewery and take away in six-packs, and cost $ 12 for the American Lager or Kolsch and $ 15 for the CPA. Central Machine Works’ socially distant taproom and beer garden is currently open for dining service. Reservations are welcome. The current opening times of the brewery are Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

UT soccer fans had more to celebrate this weekend than just UTEP’s landslide victory. Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium now serves up the original Po’Boys from Antones, Houston’s historic, family-run chain of fast-casual sandwich shops. Longhorn fans can now choose between three Antone sandwich offers, including premium roast beef, turkey and Swiss, as well as original with ham, salami and provolone. For those Po’Boy fans who prefer to keep social distance rather than sitting in a stadium with 25,000 other people, Antones prepackaged sandwiches can also be bought from over 300 local HEB and Randall stores.

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue works with the Israeli street food company TLV and we only have two words: grilling hummus. Foodies can grab the special one-day menu from this collaboration from the LeRoy and Lewis BBQ truck at Cosmic Coffee on Sunday September 20th. Offerings include pulled whole lamb, merguez sausage and smoked chicken hawaij – all available on a grill, hummus plate or in a pita sandwich. Both offerings are served with pita, hummus, Israeli salad and amba (fermented mango sauce). Sides are also available for $ 6 and include options like smoked cumin beets, grilled cabbage with chickpeas, and fire-fried eggplant. The pre-order for the collaboration is currently available on the LeRoy and Lewis website. Guests can also buy the day of the popup from 11am until the truck is sold out.

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