The staff of the now-shuttered El Arbol will not be defeated: chef Chad Dolezal tells Eater Austin that the recently unemployed alumni of the Bryker Woods restaurant are going to open a place of their own, taking cues from El Arbol but doing it their way:
We are opening another place. We have a few locations we are looking at, I am waiting to get one set before I say too much...What I can say is that the place will be smaller, the food won't be a far cry from El Arbol, but it will be at a lower price point.
Word is that the staff of El Arbol found out about the shutter rather abruptly, so it's good to see them working on a new project already. As always, updates as they come.