Barley Swine mastermind reveals new East Austin restaurant and beer garden
Top Austin chef Bryce Gilmore is heading east with his next venture. He'll open Sour Duck Market at 1814 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. this winter.
Sour Duck Market will be more casual than Gilmore's successful farm-to-table concepts, Barley Swine and Odd Duck, hearkening back to the days of the original Odd Duck trailer.
"Our mission with Sour Duck is to extend the reach of our craftsman's approach to cooking to the fast-casual market, while maintaining the integrity of our local-farm-supported supply chain," Gilmore says in a statement to CultureMap.
"We want to bring slow, high-quality local food to the masses. With the expansion we can buy even more from our local farmers and ranches and grow our support for them. It’s important for us to maintain this relationship and keep it at the core of what we do."
The menu and the restaurant layout will be designed to accommodate relaxed in-house dining and on-the-go meals. Expect counter service inside and table service outside in the courtyard and beer garden.
The lineup will include sandwiches, kolaches, sausages, baked goods, and more. As far as drinks go, look forward to 12 beers and four cocktails on draft, as well as a frozen drink machine.
Joining Gilmore in the venture are Mark Buley, Jason James, and Dylan Gilmore, all partners at Odd Duck. Look for Sour Duck Market at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Chicon Street.