Downtown Development Digest: Fareground

Downtown Development Digest: Fareground

Fareground, Austin’s newest addition to its flourishing downtown dining scene, is defying the city’s culinary odds and expectations.

Austin’s first food hall is officially open, as of January 18, 2018. Located at the corner of 2nd Street and Congress, and featured under the same roof of an Austin icon, Fareground offers an array of local food and drink options from the city’s best chefs and restaurants.

From Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Contigo, Dai Due Taqueria, Easy Tiger, Henbit and Ni-Kome Sushi + Ramen, to the Fareground Bar (and another bar coming soon: Jewel Box), the indoor-outdoor eatery is built into the below-ground atrium of One Eleven Congress. This new gem is where community meets culinary.

What about the Austinites on the move? At the street level, drinks and a sampling of Fareground vendors will be available at a grab-and-go station.This innovative service is projected to arrive Spring 2018.The idea to reinvent and repurpose One Eleven Congress stemmed from a vision to better suit the modern Austinite. 

Fareground’s collaborative nature was designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture and the plan to feature a united-eatery was coordinatedby ELM Restaurant Group, an Austin-based team behind Irene’s, 24 Diner and Easy Tiger. Their intentions were to create the opportunity for today’s Austinites to get the most out of their beloved downtown and to get it all in one place.

The subterranean food hall is open daily from breakfast through dinner hours. So whether an early riser or late nighter, you too can experience what’s happening next in Austin.

Check out more at Fairgroundaustin.com



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