5 New Businesses in Downtown Austin
Austin, Texas, a city renowned for its vibrant culture, live music scene, and progressive atmosphere, has long been a hub for entrepreneurs and innovators. we will take you on a tour of five exceptional establishments that have recently opened their doors, each bringing something unique and fresh to the thriving downtown landscape. From tantalizing culinary experiences to aesthetic lounge bars, these businesses exemplify the city’s ever-evolving charm and dynamism.
Trulucks: In June, Truluck’s made a move just a block away to 300 Colorado St. Along with the relocation, the restaurant now contains a stylish and sophisticated new bar, a second-story patio offering panoramic views of downtown Austin, and an upgraded state-of-the-art kitchen. These enhancements provide Chef Michael Cerny and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Diaz with the opportunity to further diversify and enhance the already delectable menu. Rest assured, the restaurant continues to offer its iconic and popular dishes, including the delightful miso-glazed sea bass paired with crab fried rice and chilled cucumber slaw, as well as other delicious options like sesame seared tuna, prime king crab, and South African lobster tails.
Red Farm: Red Farm, a contemporary Chinese eatery based in New York, is making its way to Austin. The restaurant will be located in downtown Austin at 201 West Third Street. While the specific opening date remains undisclosed at this time, food enthusiasts can look forward to savoring the restaurant’s renowned dishes. Among the highlights are the famed Peking duck, tantalizing pastrami egg rolls, delectable lobster paired with eggs, flavorful barbecue spare ribs, and delightful pork buns. Additionally, Red Farm is renowned for its diverse selection of dumplings, including the delectable black truffle chicken or pork and crab soup dumplings, the mouthwatering crispy duck and crab dumplings, the satisfying crunch vegetable and peanut dumplings, and the playful Pac Man dumplings, designed to resemble characters from the iconic arcade game.
Fox Trot: Situated conveniently in downtown’s central area, right off 2nd Street, Foxtrot, a Chicago-based convenience store, offers a variety of specialty grab-and-go food and beverages, complemented by a cozy seating space for relaxation. Besides the convenient grab-and-go options, Foxtrot contains a well-equipped kitchen where you can order delectable sandwiches, wraps, breakfast tacos, and an array of other tempting dishes. Moreover, as the day winds down, you have the option to swing by and grab your favorite bottle of wine or locally brewed Austin beer, and enjoy a wine pour on-site before heading home.
Uchiba: Chef Tyson Cole’s renowned Japanese restaurant, Uchi, which has gained popularity in Austin, is introducing its casual spin-off, Uchiba, to the city at the end of the summer. It is an izakaya-style cocktail bar and restaurant where customers can relish an extensive array of Japanese whiskies, delectable yakitori grill offerings, and all-time favorites from Uchi’s menu. The upcoming menu at Uchiba will feature items such as yakitori, dumplings, bao, and an extensive selection of sushi and sashimi, taking inspiration from the successful original location in Dallas.
The Quill Room: The bar located within the Austin Proper hotel made its debut in January but was made accessible to the public in May, exuding the ambiance of a European salon. Located on the second floor, customers can experience stunning views while indulging in the refined ambiance, perfect for savoring a classic spritz, enjoying live music, and sharing delectable French-inspired snacks. The menu offers delightful drinks like the Love Letter, a delightful concoction of elderflower liqueur, prosecco, sparkling water, adorned with edible flowers. Additionally, the bar serves appetizers such as foie gras custard paired with radishes, enticing the taste buds of its patrons.