Way South Austin is getting a "new American grill" with a "seasonal menu" and "craft cocktails" called District Kitchen + Cocktails. Chef/Partner Amir Hajimaleki was the executive chef at Dallas's Kona Grill outpost and a graduate of Austin's branch of le Cordon Bleu.
Their website, which appears to still be in-progress, promises the "downtown feel without the hustle and bustle." Judging by the claustrophobic horror that is Dirty 6th at 1am on a Saturday, many people like the hustle and bustle, but District remains an independent restaurant coming to a rather chain-ridden section of Austin. Their projected opening is mid-October, and they're currently hiring.
· District Kitchen + Cocktails [Official]
· All Coming Attractions [EATX]