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Little Barrel and Brown Quietly Opens in Former Woodland Space

Photo: Joy R./Yelp

Melanie Haupt at The Chronicle reports that Little Barrel and Brown, which replaced The Woodland on South Congress, is now quietly open. She notes that the faux tree inside has been replaced by a more understated interior. On the menu:

A quick glance at the menu reveals a lean collection of Americana fare, from caramel-and-black-pepper popcorn and other assorted bar snacks to red kale and quinoa salads to grilled fish and a variety of other proteins.
The restaurant lacks any official online presence yet. The Woodland shuttered in September in order to reconcept as Little Barrel & Brown in partnership with the owners of nearby Botticelli's.
Update! Little Barrel & Brown has sent Eater their full menu - check it out below.

Little Barrel & Brown Menu


Caramel Corn -- $6
Cracked black pepper, fleur de sal

Gravlax Deviled Eggs -- $6
Dill, caper

Chicken Liver Toast -- $6
Mustard, cornichon

Smoked Haddock Toast -- $7
Mustard, cornichon

Cheese Fries -- $6
Cheddar, smoked gouda, scallion


Grilled Flatbread -- $12
Changes daily

Truffled Red Potatoes -- $12
Grilled red onion, blue cheese, poached egg

Brandade Fritters -- $10

Beer Battered Shrimp -- $14
Apple slaw, thai chili, soy chili sauce

Mussels -- $14
Mushroom, ham hock, bread

Grilled Octopus -- $14
Bell pepper. red onion, pickled daikon, harissa aioli, cilantro

Grilled Quail -- $15
Chorizo, butternut squash puree, kale

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Burger -- $10
Cheddar, blue cheese -$1, Bacon - $2

Roast Pork Sandwich -- $14
Braised greens, pickles, beer mustard, fries

Squash and Fennel Soup -- $8
Goat yogurt, peptitas, blistered shishito peppers

Grilled Romaine -- $8
Celery, radish, red onion, blue cheese, goat yogurt dressing

Kale Salad -- $8
Pomegranate, squash, bean sprouts, pepitas, red wine vinaigrette

Arugula Salad -- $10
Pear, almond, brie, mustard seed, zinfandel vinaigrette

Cobb Salad -- $12
Tomato, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, soft boiled egg, pine nuts, mustard vinaigrette


Striped Bass -- $28
Roasted root vegetables, purple whole peas, roasted garlic jus

Scallop -- $28
Orzo, bacon, blackberry, romaine, balsamic

Roasted Pork Shoulder -- $22
Lentils, acorn squash, apple

Grilled Rack of Lamb -- $30
Sunchoke, swiss chard, kumquat, mustard

Grilled Hangar Steak -- $24
Rutabaga puree, mushrooms, carrot, broccoli, red wine sauce

Fried Chicken -- $18
Buttermilk, celery root slaw, franks red hot

Gnocchi --$18
Creamer peas, leeks, forest mushrooms, tomato, ricotta
· Little Barrel and Brown Open for Business [Chronicle]

Little Barrel and Brown

1716 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704