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A new restaurant overlooking the Colorado River is coming soon to East Cesar Chavez. Jacoby's Restaurant and Mercantile will serve up beef from the family's Melvin ranch and "southern influenced" cuisine paired with a market that will sell the Jacoby family beef and other artisan food products.
Owner Adam Jacoby grew up on his family's ranch, and in their popular restaurant Jacoby's Cafe in Melvin, TX. Along with his partner, designer Kris Swift, and chef Phillip Anderson, Jacoby has developed an Austin version of the concept, which will feature his family's beef. Take a look around the in-progress site, and check out all the details below.
The space, formerly an electrical plant, will be transformed into a 56 seat restaurant and market, with a massive back patio and a "picnic area" overlooking the Colorado River. An additional building with serve as a catering kitchen, and there's even a chicken coop in the works. The team envisions happy hour on their porch and kids romping in the open picnic green.
Jacoby describes his family's restaurant as a "hub" of Melvin, and seeks to create a similar destination for East Austin. Anderson's menu will eschew the Melvin restaurant's focus on "fried food and burgers" to create a vegetable-forward menu featuring local ingredients (though there will still be a burger, featuring Jacoby beef). Designer Kris Swift is utilizing recycled materials from the family's ranch to create an "authentic and accessible" atmosphere for the restaurant.
Jacoby's construction is on schedule, though they still have to go through the final permitting process. The restaurant aims to open by late summer, first with dinner service and adding brunch and lunch soon after. They will also have a full liquor license, with craft beer and an approachable cocktail menu.
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