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
A third dining concept has settled in downtown Tony Austin Proper Hotel. According to his only Instagram post, casual street cafe The mockingbird Opened on February 15th with a Mediterranean menu with breakfast mezze, shakshuka, doner kebab and fried chicken. Although upscale McGuire Moorman Hospitality developed the concept, the majority of prices are kept well below $ 20 per plate. Unlike the group’s $ 22 matzo ball caldo on June’s All Day, the chicken matzo ball soup at The Mockingbird is only $ 7.
One of the oldest restaurants in town closed its doors on February 2nd, but don’t worry. the 87 year old Hoffbrau Steakhouse won’t be another Austin classic to end prematurely. Instead, the owners have posted a Facebook post saying it’s time for an update. Although exact details were not disclosed, the statement suggested renovations to the dining room, new menu items, and a beverage program that blended “Prohibition Era cocktails with simple bottled beer”. Be sure to check out the restaurant’s social media for information on the reopening.
While Hoffbrau is busy with a renovation, another Austin classic has made a comeback. After a one-year break, the soda fountain is there Nau’s Enfield Drug reopened in Clarksville in early February, according to an employee.
Trendy Açaí Cafe Mixer & Bowls has opened a new location at 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., # 110. The outpost is the fifth location for the locally founded brand Kara Jordan and Erin Thompson. It will have the same menu as the other places, including smoothies and fruit bowls.
Other messages and notes
Locally owned beverage company Clean cause will soon see his yerba mate on more grocery store shelves. The brand, known for devoting 50 percent of its profits to initiatives to support drug and alcohol recovery, announced on Feb.17 that it will be in stock in total Whole food market According to a press release, the deal will help Clean Cause return $ 500,000 in support through its sober scholarship initiative.
Would you like to always be in second gear? A pop-up on the topic of friends with a mysterious outfit The brunch club could liven up your summer. Although the company has not published the location, menu, or ticket price (potential guests can register here to “be the first to know about tickets”), it has announced that there will be a costume contest for those who want to dress up garbage man Ross Geller.