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Take a Sneak Peek of Italic, Andrew Curren’s New Italian Restaurant

Expect Italian food in downtown soon.

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.

Andrew Curren and ELM Group’s latest Italian venture, Italic, is on schedule to open next February or March as construction continues in the Starr Building Space. Eater got a sneak peek at Italic’s current construction in the former Bar Louie space, along with renderings of what the space will look like once opened. The restaurant’s aesthetic will reflect a mid-century modern look designed by architects Furman + Keil and designers VeroKolt, which includes a wine mezzanine.

The Italic project was announced earlier this year. Curren told Eater in January that, to him, Italian food represented "the culture of wine, food, and family," which he discovered after a study-abroad session in Tuscany. The menu will include lunch, happy hour, and dinner, and will offer wood-fired pizzas and entrees. Along with Italic, the ELM Group, the team behind 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, and Arro, will also open Irene’s, a New American restaurant, next April.