The long-rumored Dai Due brick & mortar space was announced today in The Chronicle. The seven-year-old supper club and farmers' market fixture will open a butcher shop and restaurant on the booming Manor Road strip by Spring of 2014 (they hope).
Eater spoke with owner Jesse Griffiths about his decision to finally put down roots. Griffiths has lived on Austin's East Side since 1998 and knew he wanted to set up shop there. The explosion of local producers has also made the time right. Dai Due will serve all local meats, vegetables, and fruit. Most of their dairy will be local as well. "In seven years of cooking, I've never used a vegetable not grown nearby - nothing from California."
Their butcher shop will serve Dai Due classics like fresh sausage as well as adding cuts of meat. The breakfast and lunch menu will resemble farmers' market offerings, and the dinner menu will build off their supper club prix fixe. Local beer, cider, and sake will be available, as well as wine. "I just want to run a great neighborhood restaurant," Griffiths says.
· Dai Due Sets Up Shop on Manor Road [Chronicle]
· All Dai Due Coverage [-EATX-]
[Photo: Dai Due]