The folks behind Easy Tiger and 24 Diner have been busy putting the finishing touches on their latest concept, Italic. We stopped by the buzzy establishment to chat with Chef Drew Curren about downtown Austin's newest eatery, which opened to the public on Wednesday.
The focus, says Curren, is on simplicity. Italic highlights rustic Italian fare that's "done very simply with clean, local produce and simple techniques — five ingredients or less," he says.
The menu starts with antipasti (cured meats and cheeses) and first course options (soup, composed salads and more). Italic also offers five pizzas (ranging from traditional margherita to more playful options) and pasta in two sizes.
The Italian flavor doesn't stop with the food. Italic's wine list, curated by Beverage Director Craig Collins, is 100 percent Italian. House wine, served on tap, is available by the glass or in a carafe.
As we've come to expect from ELM Restaurant Group, Italic's vibe is lively and playful. The restaurant, located at 123 W. Sixth St., is open seven days a week.
Watch the exclusive video above for a bigger taste of Italic.