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Austin's Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings

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Photo: Odd Duck

It may still be blisteringly hot, but fall is a-comin', and with it comes some of Austin's most exciting restaurant openings. While August used to be a quiet month, late summer has already seen the premieres of Rainey Street's NO VA and Manor's School House Pub. Rainey and Manor will see more major openings before the year is up, though not as many as South Lamar and Burnet Road. Burnet's riches include a new branch of Noble Sandwich Co., while South Lamar will get an East Side King and the long-awaited brick-and-mortar Odd Duck. Check out Eater's full list below the cut.

odd%20duck.jpegName: Odd Duck
Neighborhood: South Lamar
Address: 1219 South Lamar Blvd.
Major Players: Bryce Gilmore, Sam Hellman-Mass, Jason James, Mark Buley and Dylan Gilmore
The Situation: After shuttering the acclaimed Odd Duck Farm to Trailer in late 2011, Bryce Gilmore announced a brick-and-mortar incarnation originally planned to open last spring. "Construction delays" pushed the opening back to late fall. Just down the street from Gilmore's acclaimed Barley Swine, Odd Duck will feature 120 seats in "a rustic and casual atmosphere" and a wood-fired oven for an "extensive" bread program. The "hyper local" focus will remain.
Projected Opening: Late Fall
[All Coverage of Odd Duck]
[Photo: Odd Duck]
east_side_king_south_lamar_sm250.jpgName: East Side King
Neighborhood: South Lamar
Address: 2310 South Lamar Blvd.
Major Players: Paul Qui, Moto Utsunomiya, Deana Saukam
The Situation: Rumored for over a year now, the East Side King on South Lamar will finally open up this fall. This will be the first stand-alone version of the restaurant and the fifty-seat space will include a bar.
Projected Opening: Late Fall/Early Winter
[All Coverage of East Side King]
[Photo: Gibson Flats]
noblecentral-thumb.jpegName: Noble Sandwich Co.
Neighborhood: Brentwood
Address: 4805 Burnet Road
Major Players: Brandon Martinez and John Bates
The Situation: Far-flung sandwich mecca Noble Pig is now expanding to central Austin with the Noble Sandwich Company. Duck pastrami and all other meaty, bready ingredients for life will be on offer from 7-3 PM, and they will also feature a happy hour and charcuterie service.
Projected Opening: Late October
[All Coverage of Noble Sandwich Co.]
[Photo: Google Maps/Noble Sandwich Co./EATX]
olamaieplywood-thumb.jpegName: Olamaie
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1610 San Antonio Street
Major Players: Michael Fojtasek, Grae Nonas, Ben Hickerson
The Situation: This southern food super group will combine their experiences at Los Angeles's Son of a Gun and New York's Lincoln Ristorante to bring Austin high-end, playful southern cuisine. Coast-haters, take heart: co-executive chef Michael Fojtasek is a native Texan. The group has been hosting pop-up dinners around town.
Projected Opening: Mid-December
[All Coverage of Olamaie]
[Photo: Google Maps/Andrea Grimes/EATX]
haymakerfbanticipated.jpegName: Haymaker
Neighborhood: Cherrywood
Address: 2310 Manor Road
Major Players: Troy Moore, Keith Sandel, and Brian Pacheco
The Situation: The folks behind Black Sheep Lodge are opening this "neighborhood pub" any minute now. Hiring has begun, and they just posted new interior photos on Facebook. The Manor Road spot will focus on beer, sandwiches, and poutine.
Projected Opening: September
[All Coverage of Haymaker]
[Photo: Haymaker/Facebook]
20130821_AOK-interior%20view_KG250.jpgName: A-OK Chinese
Neighborhood: South Lamar
Address: 1509 S. Lamar Blvd.
Major Players: John Bullington, Jerry Reid
The Situation: Longtime Alamo Drafthouse chef John Bullington has teamed up with partner Jerry Reid to bring counter service and takeout focused "high quality" American-style Chinese food to South Lamar. The restaurant could potentially be the first of several locations.
Projected Opening: November/December
[All Coverage of A-OK Chinese]
[Drawing: Kevin Stewart, Architect]
pleasant.jpgName: Pleasant Storage Room
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 208 W. Fourth St., Austin, Texas
Major Players: Paul Hargrove, John Kelly O'Hare
The Situation: Hargrove left East Side Showroom last year to start his own restaurant, and Thrillist has the lowdown on the new spot. Their Facebook page describes the concept as, "Overproof punch and handcrafted rum cocktail bar serving island street food and ceviche."
Projected Opening: Fall 2013
[All Coverage of Paul Hargrove]
1234464_204301189738060_1221590740_n250.jpgName: La V
Neighborhood: East Side
Address: 1501 East 7th Street
Major Players: Allison Jenkins
The Situation: The restaurant and wine bar has been previewing its offerings in a food truck parked at the Volstead as its brick and mortar location goes up next door on 7th. The mediterranean-inspired restaurant will also feature a wine room.
Projected Opening: Late Fall/Early Winter
[All Coverage of Say LaV]
[Photo: LaV/Facebook]
lucy%27s205.jpgName: Lucy's Fried Chicken
Address: 5408 Burnet Road
Major Players: James Holmes
The Situation: Popular SoCo fried chicken spot is expanding up north as well, and the sign will feature a redhead "sister" to the South Congress location. The menus will be very similar, but the north location will feature "a few special additions."
Projected Opening: Fall
[All Coverage of Lucy's Fried Chicken]
[Photo: Lucy's Fried Chicken/Facebook]
container-bar-renderings-260-2.jpegName: Container Bar
Neighborhood:Rainey Street
Address: 90 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78701
Major Players: Bridget Dunlap
The Situation: Bridget Dunlap has repeatedly claimed that Container Bar will be her "last" Rainey Street project, perhaps in part because it appears to have become her albatros. The space was once projected to open in October of 2011, and construction has finally started. Still waiting on those containers to show up, though.
Projected Opening: Late Fall
[All Coverage of Container Bar]
2013_8_innout-thumb.jpegName: In-N-Out
Neighborhood: Round Rock
Address: 4251 N. I-35
Major Players: Your New Burger Overlords
The Situation: In-N-Out is coming to central Austin and Cedar Park in 2014, but if you desperately need that double-double in the 2013 calendar year, Round Rock will be there for you.
Projected Opening: December 2013
[All Coverage of In-N-Out]
· Austin's Most Anticipated Fall Restaurants [Thrillist]
· All Plywood Reports on Eater Austin [-EATX-]

East Side King

401 Franklin Street, , TX 77201 Visit Website

The Pleasant Storage Room

208 W 4th St Ste D, Austin, TX 78701 512-322-9921

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website

Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 297-2423 Visit Website