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Neighborhood restaurant expands with new Bastrop brewpub, plus more local food news
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Bastrop’s popular Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard has announced a new addition to the family. According to a restaurant newsletter, brewpub Iron Bridge Ice House will bring craft beer to the banks of the Colorado River when it opens at 601 Chestnut St. in July. CultureMap has reached out to the owner for more information.
Fancy doughnut shop Master Donuts will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at 1725 E. Riverside Dr. on June 5. In addition to adorably decorated pastries, the new outpost will offer kolache, breakfast sandwiches, and burritos. During the celebration, the eatery will be offering free doughnut holes with purchase.
Mediterranean fast-casual chain Cava continues its local expansion on June 7 with the debut of its fourth area location at 10808 Domain Dr. Like the other local outposts, the new eatery will offer grain bowls, salads, and pitas customizable with a variety dips, spreads, proteins, toppings, and dressings. A portion of its opening day sales will go to Austin nonprofit Urban Roots.
Summer’s food festival season will be in full swing this month starting with the third annual Wing-A-Rama on June 30. This year the event has a new location at Republic Square Park downtown but it will still offer all the wings guests can eat for the price of $30-$100 ticket. Participating restaurants will be announced later in the month.
Austin’s cheesiest party is returning to The Mohawk on July 27. On June 4, Quesoff announced the lineup of home teams and restaurants that will be battling it out in four categories: meaty, spicy, veggie, and wild card. Among the notable competitors are Micklethewait Craft Meats, Uchiko, Central Standard, Eldorado Cafe, and Scholz Garten. Chips are available at $5 per bag, and 100-percent of the $3 admission goes to the Central Texas Food Bank.
White Linen Night is returning to 2nd Street District on August 3. The annual party, benefitting Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Farmshare, features bites from some of downtown’s best restaurants, including La Condesa, She’s Not Here, Living RoomBar at the W Austin, Chispas, Revue, and the upcoming Hotel ZaZa and live music from R&B singer-songwriter Tje Austin. Early bird tickets are available now for $55-$85.
Point of sale company Toast launched its first consumer app — Toast TakeOut — in Austin on June 4. The service allows diners to order within the platform for pick up with no diner fees. As an introductory offer, the app is offering Austinites $5 off their first order.
Georgia fruitmonger The Peach Truck will be making its first Austin appearance on June 4 with three pop-ups throughout town. The traveling business sells the state’s famous peaches and pecans to customers all over the nation, along with a cookbook — The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach — that gives cooks ideas on how to use the bounty. The concept will be parked at Austin Couch Potatoes South at 500 E. Ben White Blvd and Dart Bowl at 5700 Grover Ave. between 1-2 pm and Main Event Entertainment at 1330 N. US 183 from 3-5 pm.