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Bee Cave’s boutique cottage hotel and cafe The Wayback Austin conjures up a new dessert popup. Via a partnership with a UK-inspired pastry shop Fluff meringueswill debut the wayback Fluff On-The-Go, a breathtaking selection of meringues, pastries, and coffee and espresso drinks at the quaint, oak-shaded hotel at 9601 Bee Cave Rd. Pre-orders for the December 1st popup can be made two days in advance Fluff Meringues website at 512-387-0605 or at Fluff Meringue’s stationary location at 4800 Burnet Rd. Fluff On-The-Go is scheduled to run through February 2021.
Last weekend, the newly opened second location of Seoul serves his last meal. Seoulju’s To-Go iteration opened in July as a socially distant offshoot of owner John Lee’s restaurant in North Lamar and ran a ghost kitchen concept at Kitchen United on Burnet Road. The takeaway restaurant serves a reduced menu of the concept’s famous Korean fried chicken and rice dishes. The closure was announced on Seoulju’s social media pages earlier this month. The closure came in response to a desire to focus efforts on its North Lamar location during uncertain times. Seolju’s original location remains open at 9515 N. Lamar Blvd. For the dine-in and take-out service as well as delivery via the third-party app Spirit Tree. Reservations for the dine-in service can be made here via OpenTable.
Farm to Market grocery store, a staple of the Southern Congress for more than 15 years has been closed – but don’t despair. Owner on NextDoor, Owner Peg McCoy, says the market was bought by Stephanie Steele, a veterinarian at Whole Foods Market for many years. The room will be closed for a few months of “rejuvenation” on Thursday, November 26th. When it opens again as a Small grocerCustomers can order sandwiches and ready meals to take away and, in the tradition of Farm to Market, still buy a wide range of local products and specialties. Stop by this week to say goodbye to Farm to Market and take advantage of some last minute deals.
In an effort to stay afloat during the pandemic, the popular downtown craft cocktail bar is popular Small victory has reopened with a new range of takeaway cocktails and bar snacks. Small Victory, known for its innovative cocktail creations and the old fashioned way of making ice cream in-house, has been closed since March 14th. “Unfortunately, our tiny room without a terrace is currently not safe for drinking indoors,” says Small Victory Laura Maddox, Bar Manager, CultureMap Austin’s Tastemaker Bartender of the Year 2020: “We, like many other hospitality businesses currently, have this time The company’s new to-go menu includes signature drinks such as Bartender’s Choice Mystery Daiquiri (a favorite on Small Victory’s happy hour menu) and the Scotch Whiskey Forward Artist’s Special. Most to-go beverages come in 8 ounce (12 ounce) and 16-ounce bottle formats. Since alcohol orders must contain at least one food item, Small Victory also offers mixed nuts and marinated olives in addition to the famous cheese and sausage board, which contains six different types of cheese to order. The Small Victory curb concept is from Thursday to Sunday from 2pm to 10pm Open at 108 E. Seventh St. Pre-orders can be picked up on the Small Victory website 24/7 during business hours.
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Bunkhouse Group, the renowned hotel company behind it Hotel San Jose, Hotel Saint Cecilia, and Jo’s coffee, recently announced that it had tapped The Dove as the company’s official coffee supplier. In addition to delivering coffee to six Bunkhouse hotels and all four Jo’s Coffee outposts (plus a fifth Jo’s location due to open later this winter on 41st and Red River Streets), La Colombe also has its own blend of coffee Introduced by Jo’s House, a medium-sized roasted coffee with notes of milk chocolate, nuts and honey. “[Jo’s House roast] is a really special blend that transfers drinks, tastes extraordinary like an Americano or Cortado, and drips just as well, ”said Nicolas O’Connell, senior vice president of wholesale and sales at La Colombe, in a press release. 12-ounce bags of the exclusive La Colombe roast are not only served in drinks, but can also be purchased at all Jo locations and select bunkhouse hotels, as well as online at joscoffeeshop.com.
Sazan ramen, a new ramen operation known for making creamy paitan-style ramen, welcomes an experienced new chef to their team. Kris HammondThe first-generation Korean-Japanese-Italian American brings an extensive résumé to Sazan that includes stays at the Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant GreenRiver and the renowned Shanghai restaurant Alma. Sazan, located at 6929 Airport Blvd. will continue to serve its curated menu of creamy paitan ramen and home-style Japanese dishes like dumplings. Hammond will also be introducing seasonal ramen options, including the currently available Chicken Chintan Shoyu, which is served with cashew. Menma and homemade yuzu kosho paste.
To celebrate Giving Tuesday on December 1st, the Austin chapter of The ladies of Escoffier is hosting a tasty fundraiser for its scholarship and scholarship program. As part of the organization’s Pallella for Good event, customers can now order paella dishes prepared by the chef at noon until Saturday, November 28th. The traditional Spanish rice dish with saffron forward dish is available in two versions: Valenciana (chicken and seafood) and Paella Vegetariana (vegetarian), both prepared by Fer Candil, the founder of the Spanish catering service Paellas, tapas and moreand Carol Huntsberger, owner of Quality seafood market. Customers can collect their pre-ordered paella meals from the Quality Seafood car park (5621 Airport Blvd.) on Tuesday, December 1st, from 4pm to 7pm. Both paella offerings are $ 40 for two servings and are served with baguette slices, homemade aioli, and green salad. Pre-orders for Les Dames Paella for Good can be made online.
One of the best sommeliers in the state became a winemaker. Rae Wilson launches its third wine label made from 100 percent Texan fruit. Available from Wilson’s company, Wine for the peopleThe first two wines from this new label include 2019 vintages of a Carignan blend and Chenin Blanch, the former being a lighter red wine reminiscent of those found in the south of France, while the latter is a bottle-fermented sparkling wine from 46 year old vines in Martin’s Vineyard (some of the oldest in Texas). Both releases will be available exclusively through Wine for the People’s Wine Club and in the organization’s upcoming tasting room, which is slated to open in southwest Austin in the near future. Customers can now register for the wine club, whose members include four annual deliveries of newly released wines as well as several discounts in the taproom after it opens. Wine For the People will also introduce a paid training program for future female winemakers to receive specialized training in the wine business. Those interested will sign up for Wine for the People’s Wine Club and visit the website to learn more about the upcoming apprenticeship programs and tasting rooms.