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Jeffrey’s Chef de Cuisine Search; Chinatown Launches Izakaya Menu; More

Gin and cognac are the stars of Firehouse Lounge’s new cocktail menu.

Firehouse Hostel and Lounge
Firehouse Hostel and Lounge
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

DOWNTOWN — Dim sum haven Chinatown is soft launching a Izakaya menu at its downtown location today. Modeled after Japanese pubs, the sushi and yakitori menu offers dishes served tapas style and range from lighter to heavier fare. [EaterWire]

JOBS WIRE — Clarksville’s Jeffrey’s is looking for a new chef de cuisine as far away as Brooklyn, according to this Craigslist post a tipster sent in to Eater. The right person will have a "fundamental understanding of seasonal sourcing with a unique finesse of fine cuisine." [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — The historic bar/hostel Firehouse Lounge is revamping its cocktail and food menu. The new drinks emphasize cognac and gin, and bites for the lounge will be provided by food truck Native Family, featuring meat pies and charcuterie and cheese plates. [EaterWire]