Chef Eric Silverstein’s highly anticipated Peached Tortilla brick and mortar restaurant is officially open at 5520 Burnet Road, expanding on the flavors of the increasingly popular food truck’s modern Asian and Southern comfort food menu.
Initially launched as a food truck in 2010, the brand has expanded to multiple food trucks, a full service catering business, and a 2,500 square foot restaurant. The restaurant fills the void in the Austin food scene by offering an affordable dining experience in a unique, fun and welcoming setting that is decidedly unstuffy. Silverstein and his team have been able to increase the sophistication and complexity of the food truck’s menu, as a full-size kitchen allows for techniques not available within the confines of 2,500 square feet.
“The menu has been methodically thought out— we’ve focused on making it not only incredibly original, but even a little whimsical in its approach. The style of food is truly unique to The Peached Tortilla,” said Chef and owner Eric Silverstein. “We want to be a little different, as we believe different is good. Diners, especially those who love our food trucks, won’t be disappointed.”
The space, created by architect Kevin Stewart, reflects the overall vibe of the menu, complete with photos of Japanese street food in a nod to Silverstein’s childhood, an intricately stained plywood tile wall, custom milled benches for booth seating and a variety of mix-matched light fixtures in the bar area. The service sequence at the restaurant will be focused on shared dining, with the intention that tables will order a variety of items to share and experience more of the menu than ordering individually allows.
The most popular items will remain on the restaurant’s menu; however, the menu will expand to include unique rice bowls, savory noodle dishes, fun twists on dessert and a mouth-watering cocktail menu.
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