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East side restaurant and bar brings the party to new North Austin location

East side restaurant and bar brings the party to new North Austin spot

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Revelry on the Boulevard's duck fat sous vide chicken wings with honey-sriracha glaze. Revelry on the Boulevard/Facebook

Three years after opening on the east side, Revelry Kitchen + Bar is heading north. On May 10, owner Jonathan Lochrie announced via release that a second location, Revelry on the Boulevard, has officially opened at 6215 N. Lamar Blvd., in a converted auto shop.

Although the new outpost still keeps the neighborhood vibe of the original, it was conceived as a separate experience. For starters, the restaurant and bar is family-friendly, serving guests of all ages instead of only allowing those 21 and up. Furry family members are welcome on the two covered patios.

Patrons will also find an expanded menu. Chef Dominique Labeaud, formerly of Vox Table, is keeping the fare approachable with a mix of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and appetizers, but is also utilizing his training with such celebrated chefs as Wolfgang Puck and José Andrés to amp up familiar dishes.

Among the highlights are boudin balls made with heritage pork, chicken liver, and rice served with Dijon mayo and house pickles; short rib banh mi with an umami glaze, pickled carrots and radishes, and Sriracha mayo; and duck fat fried chicken wings with a cruciferous vegetable slaw.

Beverage director Alana Zanello follows suit with the bar program. Classic cocktails are given sophisticated twists, such as lavender syrup used in a daiquiri or Aperol grounding a mezcal Paloma.

Taking advantage of the 20-tap wall, she also created a pair of draft cocktails, including a Boulevardier and @thepupsofrevelry in collaboration with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The latter — a light sipper with peach puree, lemonade, and La Croix coconut — is a drink, Instagram account, and fundraiser all in one with $1 of every drink sold benefiting Austin Animal Center.

Rounding out the beverages are a selection of local drafts and cans, familiar domestics like Coors Light and Lone Star, and a small list of wines. Younger guests and non-imbibers also have plenty of zero-proof options like Mexican Coke, ginger beer, root beer, and fountain soda.

Revelry on the Boulevard is currently open 4-11 pm Tuesday through Saturday, but that will change soon. On May 28, the eatery will expand its service to lunch and late nights and brunch will follow. And to make sure all of Austin is covered in Revelry, the restaurant is opening a food truck at Lochrie’s South Lamar watering hole Corner Bar in the coming months.