Supper club/farmers market vendor Dai Due is gearing up to open its hotly anticipated brick-and-mortar spot in just a few weeks, and it sounds like things are moving right along.
Per the Chronicle, the Dai Due team has been busy not only staffing up their soon-to-open restaurant with, but also "choosing local beers and Texas wines (made from only Texas grapes), pickling like crazy to put up seasonal crops such as cucumbers for the coming year [and] developing recipes for seasonal sodas and aguas frescas." In addition to all that, expect the same hyper-local, seasonal fare Dai Due has become known for over the past seven years, incorporating grass-fed beef, local dairy and organic ingredients (hell, they don't even use Teflon-coated pans).
As for future Dai Due neighbor Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, today's Food-O-File says they've hit a few snags with construction but shouldn't be too far behind: The latest estimate puts the opening of the bakery's second location at mid-July. The Sugar Mama's team told Serious Eats late last year that the new Eastside outpost would be a sort of "older, sassier sister" with "more sophisticated desserts" compared to the OG location on South First, which is largely known for its cupcakes; besides a selection of baked goods, expect plated desserts as well as beer and wine cocktails.
· Food-O-File [Chronicle]
· Austin's Most Anticipated Spring & Summer Openings [-EATX-]
· All Dai Due coverage [-EATX-]
· All Sugar Mama's Bakeshop coverage [-EATX-]
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