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Odd Duck's Brick-And-Mortar Comeback Slated For 2013

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Award-winning Barley Swine chef Bryce Gilmore is officially returning to the concept that made him famous: the Odd Duck food truck. He told Eater Austin of his plans for a brick-and-mortar back in April, and today comes the official announcement that the Odd Duck will re-open in its original location at 1219 South Lamar Boulevard. Instead of a trailer, however, Gilmore will be serving his locally sourced, seasonal menu in a 120-seat restaurant at the Gibson Flats, a new mixed-use development. Via the press release:

Gilmore and partners, Sam Hellman-Mass, Jason James, Mark Buley and Dylan Gilmore, have created a 120-seat restaurant with an outdoor patio that will overlook the corner of Gibson and South Lamar with views of downtown Austin. The new Odd Duck will serve lunch, dinner and late night. Menu offerings will feature intensely local, seasonal fare prepared by the restaurant's wood fired oven and grill and an extensive in-house bread program.
Gibson Flats principals say they "passed on multiple chains to work with Bryce and his team." The opening is set for "late spring" 2013.
Bryce Gilmore's Odd Duck set to reopen in 2013 as brick and mortar space

(Austin, TX)—The trailer that brought award-winning chef Bryce Gilmore to the forefront, known for making farm fresh cuisine accessible to the masses, is set to open late Spring 2013 as a brick and mortar, 120- seat restaurant.

In December 2011, the Fleetwood Mallard trailer served its last pork belly slider and now the lot it sat on is in redevelopment by Ardent Residential for a mixed-use multifamily property called Gibson Flats (www.gibsonflats.com).

"It was our sincere hope that we could help bring The Odd Duck back to its original home," said Brett Denton and Art Carpenter, Principals of Ardent. "We passed on multiple chains to work with Bryce and his team." Gilmore and his partners, longtime friends and chefs at Gilmore's Barley Swine, will keep the new Odd Duck in the same vein as the trailer; a rustic and casual atmosphere with simple and fresh, yet innovative cuisine.

"I've worked and cooked next to the guys for a long time, even before the trailer. I couldn't think of a stronger team to reopen and reimagine the new restaurant," Gilmore said of The Odd Duck partners. With two restaurants less than a mile apart, Gilmore plans on splitting his time between the two.

The Odd Duck will plant its roots right where it belongs, the exact same address where the trailer once sat at 1219 South Lamar. Gilmore and partners, Sam Hellman-Mass, Jason James, Mark Buley and Dylan Gilmore, have created a 120-seat restaurant with an outdoor patio that will overlook the corner of Gibson and South Lamar with views of downtown Austin. The new Odd Duck will serve lunch, dinner and late night. Menu offerings will feature intensely local, seasonal fare prepared by the restaurant's wood fired oven and grill and an extensive in-house bread program. The Odd Duck will also feature an approachable, yet finely curated wine and
beer list and a full bar. Like the food, the cocktails will have a seasonal Texas influence inspired by the region.

"All of us involved in the project are committed to knowing where all of our ingredients come from,"
Gilmore said of menu development. "One of our proudest accomplishments is supporting local farmers and now
we'll have the capability to support even more farms with the additional volume."


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Bryce Gilmore. [Photo: Mel Cole/Barley Swine]

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