Rocking Restaurants

Two cool restaurants roll into Austin's hottest new district

Two cool restaurants roll into Austin's hottest new district

Flower Child restaurant Mother's Eart Bowl
The mantra at Flower Child is to deliver healthy food for a happy world. Photo courtesy of Flower Child
Flower Child restaurant vegan chocolate pudding
The Flower Child menu features organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan items. Photo courtesy of Flower Child
Culinary Dropout restaurant ribs
Culinary Dropout showcases American eats with rock 'n' roll sensibilities. Culinary Dropout/Facebook
Culinary Dropout restaurant whiskey drink
Culinary Dropout's bar offers creative cocktails and craft beer. Culinary Dropout/Facebook
Flower Child restaurant Mother's Eart Bowl
Flower Child restaurant vegan chocolate pudding
Culinary Dropout restaurant ribs
Culinary Dropout restaurant whiskey drink

Sam Fox, the successful restaurateur behind North Italia (formerly NoRTH) and True Food Kitchen, is expanding his Austin portfolio with two new concepts in the ever-growing Domain Northside this fall. 

Flower Child, a healthy, fast-casual restaurant, and Culinary Dropout, a spot with rock 'n' roll sensibilities that will showcase American eats, craft cocktails, and live music, will open late fall 2016. Both concepts have locations in Arizona, Las Vegas, and California.

The mantra at Flower Child is to deliver healthy food for a happy world, with a menu designed to support a healthy and balanced life. The restaurant will offer a variety of chef-driven organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan items for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The space has a modern boho aesthetic, down to the dedicated yoga mat “parking” area and open kitchen. Libations include seasonal iced tea and lemonade, kombucha, local beer, and wine on tap.  

Next door to Flower Child, Culinary Dropout is billed as “a unique blend of punk and rock serving rebellious culinary twists.” It promises an energetic environment designed to meet friends, listen to local bands, and play yard games, while enjoying creative cocktails and craft beer. Judging from other locations’ menus, Austin diners can expect appetizers like barbecue pork belly nachos; soups, salads, and sandwiches; and a few entrees, including a bistro steak with horseradish cream, peppercorn bordelaise, and herbed fries.

Both concepts will hold job fairs at Flower Child from October 17-October 22 and October 24-October 29. Flower Child is in search of nearly 75 team members, and Culinary Dropout has approximately 150 positions to fill.