Now that SXSW has finally ended and as we dive in to in to festival season, some of Austin’s newest and most highly anticipated restaurants are set to open across city with huge expectations this spring.


The Brewer’s Table

As one of the most highly anticipated concepts to open this year in Austin, The Brewer’s Table will be a place where beer and food share the spotlight.  Opening in Austin’s East Side this spring season, the concept is helmed by industry veteran and local beer personality Jake Maddux, Executive Chef Zach Hunter and Head Brewer Drew Durish.  Their partnership has created a seamless connection between craft beer and chef driven cuisine.  From inspiration and collaboration, to sourcing and presentation, The Brewer’s Table promises a crossover of ingredients used to make beer as good as food as good as beer.


Il Brutto

New Waterloo’s Italian restaurant, Il Brutto, is set to open its doors for dinner service on Monday, March 12th. Located at the corner of Comal & East 6th, the restaurant will serve a menu of traditional, non-regional Italian fare by Executive Chef Erind Halilaj and New Waterloo’s Corporate Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman.  The restaurant will also offer lunch & brunch service starting in early April.


Loro food spread


Loro, will open its doors to the public April 4th.  The much-anticipated Asian smokehouse is a part of Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group that counts Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; Uchi in Houston; Uchi and Uchiba in Dallas; and the soon-to-open Uchi in Denver among its concepts.  This is Aaron Franklin’s first restaurant venture outside of his acclaimed, award-winning Franklin Barbecue in Austin.  2115 South Lamar Blvd.



Suerte recently opened on East 6th St. helmed by Sam Hellman-Mas (formerly of Odd Duck) and executive chef FermÍn Núñez (formerly of Launderette) with a menu driven by regional Mexican snack-style entrees, like tacos, tlacoyo, tamal and tlayuda, the highlight of their menu is driven by their house-made masa which is featured in several of their dishes.  The restaurant is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.


Rise donuts

Rise Biscuits Donuts

Durham, NC’s award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, will open its first Austin location on Guadalupe by the University of Texas.  The store will open its doors on Wednesday, April 11 and celebrate its grand opening on Saturday April 14.  Rise offers unique biscuit sandwiches featuring favorite fillings like buttermilk-brined fried chicken, crispy bacon, salt-cured ham and country sausage topped with egg, cheese, and spreads.  Diners can also get any sandwich on a potato roll, including Rise’s Righteous Chicken sandwich.  Yeast and cake donuts will be available throughout the day and feature unique flavors like the Maple Bacon Bar and Crème Brulee.  Rise Austin is located at 2522 Guadalupe Street in The Drag.





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