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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

Seasonal restaurant chain Sweet green debuts at its first Austin location on Wednesday, August 12th. The colorful, 2,300-square-meter restaurant on 1007 S. Congress Ave. offers space for up to 44 guests, both indoors and on a year-round terrace with a pergola. Fans and heaters. In addition to Sweetgreen’s main menu of salads, warm bowls and plates, the South Congress location opens with the restaurant’s late summer menu, which includes the popular summer corn bowl and a pesto ratatouille plate. To celebrate Opening Week, the Los Angeles-based chain is running giveaways daily highlighting local Austin brands and artists, including custom tote bags by artist Will Bryant and copper water bottles from Austin Motel (items limited to first 100 apps and online orders ). . In addition, for every meal sold on opening day, Sweetgreen will donate one meal to the local charitable Austin charity.

It isThe team’s upcoming Mexican seafood restaurant behind Suerte will share its space at 2113 Manor Rd. with three local suppliers ahead of opening in 2021. Debut is Monday, August 10th The cowboy, a modern, spaghetti western-inspired restaurant concept from chef Grae Nonas of Carpenters Hall and Olamaie. The menu includes Italian classics such as ricotta tortellini, braised Romano beans and chicory salad. Le Cowboy serves dinner Monday through Friday from 5pm to 11pm.

Take the weekend spot of the room Heritage Seafood Market, a stationary extension of owner Ben McBride’s seafood delivery service. The market, which is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, including red snapper, yellowfin tuna, blue crab, and prawns.

Meanhile, in Este’s future parking lot, Rogue radish – The new vegan grain bowl food trailer from Pitchfork Pretty’s former chef Max Snyder – will open a shop Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The three concepts will be on site by the end of 2020. Este will open at the end of 2021.

Jude Boy BurgerKnown for fusing the El Pasoan and Jewish backgrounds of owner / operator Mo Pittle, the Burnet Food Truck operation is moving to a permanent location. The new counter-service restaurant in the former Cluck-N-Burger at 5111 Airport Blvd. allows Pittle to further explore his unique cuisine, which includes pastrami-tipped burgers and homemade queso, among others. According to Eater Austin, Pittle’s matzo ball soup, El Paso-style burritos, and a fideo spin are planned. Pittle’s original food truck will shut down on August 22nd before the restaurant opens on September 1st.

Other messages and notes

Austin’s original taco journalists return to prime time. United Tacos of AmericaThe Austin-based food and travel program kicked off its second season last week on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. (Editor’s Note: CultureMap contributor Trey Gutierrez is the story producer for the show.) The series is an extension of the duo’s long-running food blog, Taco Journalism. During production, the show had to deviate from its usual travel show format due to COVID-19, forcing the team into a revamped talk show style. “It was definitely surreal,” says Rayo of filming under the Texas Film Commission’s COVID-19 safety protocols. “The great thing is that we were able to deliver our content through things like zoom interviews and guests [cooking demonstrations] in the parking lot in front of our studio. “New episodes of United Tacos from America’s second season will air Tuesdays at 7pm and will feature appearances from local restaurants like How many tacos, Nixta Taqueria, and Vaquero Taquero.

Austin Beer Guide 2019 best new brewery Nomadic beer factory has finally decided on a permanent nutritional program that can be enjoyed alongside the popular IPAs for Clouds and West Coast. The new line of five homemade panini sandwiches includes both classic deli meat and vegetarian options, and all are made with Easy Tiger sourdough (with the exception of the Reuben, which is made from Moonlight Bakery’s rye). A source tells CultureMap that Nomadic plans to add up to four new sandwich options in the near future. Prior to founding the Panini business, Nomadic hosted the Korean food trailer Kimchi Jon’s, which owner and operator Zach Miller closed down in late 2019 to focus on selling the company’s kimchi of the same name. Nomadic is currently only open for takeaway food and beer service seven days a week from 12 noon to 8 p.m. (Panini service ends one hour before closing). Orders can be placed in person, online, and by phone at 512-587-9669.

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