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Iconic California restaurant pops into Austin and more local food news

Iconic California restaurant pops into Austin and more local food news

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Berkeley's iconic Chez Panisse is popping into Jester King for a special dinner. Jester King

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Berkeley, California’s iconic Chez Panisse is stopping by Jester King Brewery for its latest supper club. Tickets for the five-course collaborative dinner start at $195 and are all-inclusive. One-hundred-percent of the proceeds go to The Edible School Yard Project's Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability.

A new concept is opening at 1300 E. Sixth St., the location of shuttered lounge Attabar. According to a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission permit filing, The Lucky Duck comes from partners Thomas Le, Bao Le, and Michael Bajec and will have a full bar. Austinites can feel free to speculate on the other details — the business does not appear to have launched its web presence.

Just down the road at 1504 E. Sixth St., the vacant Gypsy Lounge space is being transformed into LoLo Wine. A TABC public notice reveals that Hotel Vegas and Volstead owners Charles Ferraro and Christian Moses are behind the project. A request for comment was not returned by deadline.

Meanwhile, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records indicate that a new restaurant called Yoshiko Ramen and Sushi Bar will be built at 8900 S. Congress Ave. CultureMap was unable to find social accounts or a website for the business, but did confirm with Veggie Heaven that it is not related to Yoshi Ramen, which shuttered in December 2018. More details are sure to emerge leading up to its estimated May 2020 construction end date.

Anticipated Mueller vegan sandwich shop Rebel Cheese will say hello to Austin on October 27, according to an Instagram post. Owned by husband-and-wife team Fred Zwar and Kirsten Maitland, the store will sell a variety of plant-based cheeses and charcuterie, soups, and salads.

Speaking of special dinners, local seafood wholesaler Minamoto Foods will launch a SeaChange dinner series on October 28 to shine a light on the fishing industry and facilitate a conversation about sustainability. Chefs Nathan Lemley and Sarah Heard will host the first event at Foreign and Domestic with guest chefs Gabe Erales (Comedor); Page Pressley (Swedish Hill); Shane Stark (Mongers Restaurant + Market); and Jay Huang (Lucky Robot). Beverages will be provided by Genji Sake and Huddleston and Paul Ozbirn of Parker Wolf Wines. Each edition of the series will benefit a different nonprofit, starting with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. Seatings are available at 6:15 and 7:15 pm and can be reserved through F&D’s website.