Goodbye, Hugo's Restaurant Y Tequila Bar, hello Flour And Vine, a new "comfort food" restaurant on South Lamar that features "live performances by our service team that will serenade and serve the crowd."
Flour And Vine has retained Hugo's chef Tony Clevenger, but completely shifted culinary and aesthetic gears, with servers and bar staff wearing old-school bathing costumes and flapper dresses. (Sound ... familiar?)
Co-owner Alexander Wu explains it all, via e-mail:
Currently almost our entire menu is local. From our black drum fish in parchment paper bag to our homemade pastas and produce. As we continue to find our way in Austin, we are prepared to become a significant part of the community by promoting awareness for local and sustainable foods. Our style of food may be considered Comfort Food, however, it's less about fashion and more about flavor.
The restaurant will host $49 wine tasting classes with sommelier Marc Smith, formerly of Osteria Il Sogno and the Inn at Dos Brisas in San Antonio. During the grand opening, hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, with the bar and bar menu open and available until midnight Thursday through Saturday.
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