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Openings and closings
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives-approved eatery OneTaco is rolling into a third location, opening Austin's Frost Tower in March 2020, according to a Facebook post. No word yet on whether it will carry the same menu as the other outposts, including Guy Fieri's favorite ticket to Flavortown — the Taco Yucateco.
Speaking of downtown tacos, Velvet Taco let slip an opening date for its newest Austin restaurant in the historic Scarborough Building at 522 Congress Ave., Ste. 100. In Facebook comment, a representative from the funky Dallas-based restaurant said the location is aiming for a February 24 debut.
A Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission public listing revealed that Sixth Street will soon be thumping with a new nightclub. Caprice has applied for a mixed beverage late hours permit at 302-304 E. Sixth St., a site that has previously hosted Vice Bar and Terminal 6, among others. Whether the spot will blast EDM or hip hop remains to be seen. The concept does not appear to have a web presence just yet.
Other news and notes
Whole Foods Market is bringing Italy to Austin during a complimentary pop-up experience on February 20. Although the location will only be revealed once attendees are registered, the grocer is promising a "parade of Italian courses," paired wines, and a Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel-cracking demonstration. Tickets go on sale at 1 pm on February 13 here.
The Roosevelt Room, the 2019 Tastemaker Award winner for Bar of the Year, has announced a slate of programming that will bring some of the nation's top mixologists to the Capital City. On February 16, bartenders from Kansas City, Missouri's J. Rieger & Co. and Ryan Maybee and Trevor Frye of beverage company Q Mixers will join the mezzanine bar from 7 pm-midnight. The event will be followed by takeovers from Seattle's Rob Roy on February 24, Phoenix's Century Grand and Platform 18 on March 2, and Kansas City's Swordfish Tom's on May 4.
Acclaimed food truck Brooklyn Breakfast Shop is zooming over to Bar Peached for a brunch pop-up on March 1. From 10:30 am-2:30 pm, the Clarksville spot will offer a special menu including a pork belly sand, confit duck hash, and Johnny cakes. The event will be a homecoming for Brooklyn owner Ryan Rosen, who is a Peached Tortilla alumna.