The latest project from a successful Austin restaurant group is a departure from the rest. Parkside Projects has announced the addition of Jugo, a healthy to-go restaurant, to its downtown lineup.
As the name implies, the main focus of Jugo is juice. Expect juices with inventive and flavorful combinations like apple, fennel, celery, romaine, grapefruit and beet, carrot, ginger, and lemon, as well as smoothies, snacks, and pre-packaged and fresh meals. The food selection includes items such as spring rolls, raw carrot hummus, cilantro-lime spaghetti squash, and on-trend bone broth.
Chef Shawn Cirkiel, behind Parkside, The Backspace, Olive & June, and Bullfight, worked with culinary director Justin Rupp to create the concept. The intention? "Building a health and wellness focused dining destination where guests can both detox with a fresh-pressed juice or pick up a restaurant-standard meal item on the go," says a release.
"The development of Jugo is an exciting next step in the growth of our culinary portfolio," says Rupp. "With the new concept, we've been able to apply the Parkside Projects culture and attitude towards food and beverage in a fun, casual way to create a menu that is not only health-focused, but diverse and flavorful."
Located at the corner of Sixth and Brazos streets, just a block away from Parkside, Jugo will be a convenient stop for the downtown crowd. The restaurant is slated to open in mid-January. Hours will be 7 am to 7 pm daily.