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Openings and closings
The Domain will soon have a French accent when Houston's Sweet Paris Creperie and Cafe makes its Austin debut. According to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the concept will begin renovations of the former Steeping Room space at 11410 Century Terrace., Ste. 112 in late February with an estimated June completion date. Still, there's no word yet when the cafe will start flipping its assortment of sweet and savory crepes. CultureMap has reached out for further information.
Chef Deepa Shridar is starting the new year with a new name and a new home for her Indian-Texan dinner club. Formerly known as Puli-Ra and Supper Club Szn, the acclaimed concept will be settling into Eden East through January under rebranded monicker 33Tigers. True to the name, the series will only offer 33 seats per dinner. Check out the concept's Instagram for future dates and tickets.
Vegan favorite BBQ Revolution has escaped Austin's mild winters for Los Angeles' even warmer winters. In December, the food truck announced it was departing East Fifth Street to look for a new home. In the meantime, owner Blake Newman will be serving meatless pulled pork sandwiches and other popular dishes during a North Hollywood pop-up.
Hill Country brewery Last Stand Brewing is on track to open its anticipated location at 7601 S. Congress Ave. by the end of 2020. A company rep says they cannot give an exact date at this early stage of permitting, but promises the team will be "shouting from the rooftops once [they] know a timeline."
Other news and notes
Loro has teamed up with Skull Mechanix Brewing to create a new barbecue-friendly beer. Smoke N Brew, a Bohemian lager using Czech malt smoked on-site, will go on sale at 5 pm January 16 for $8 a glass. Those wanting to try it, however, shouldn't twiddle their thumbs. Only 30 kegs were brewed, and the first 500 purchases will come with a complimentary branded glass.
The Austin chapter of international women's culinary leadership organization Les Dames d'Escoffier opened applications for its annual scholarship program on January 6. The $20,000 in funding include grants for culinary students, educators, beverage professionals, and an "a la carte" stipend for those looking to engage in the hospitality industry in unique ways. Central Texas women looking to take the next step in their careers can apply here through February 3.