Hotly anticipated butcher shop and restaurant Dai Due is slowly dipping their toes into the opening waters. The butcher shop half of the business was open one day only on Saturday, August 16, and the selection is looking pretty damn impressive. The restaurant now enters into a roughly two-week long soft opening period, available only to their newsletter subscribers. During Dai Due's first incarnation as a farmer's market stand and supper club, the newsletter was their main point of contact with customers, and the soft opening is intended to reward those who have been loyally attending dinners and purchasing their meats over their eight-year history in Austin. Here's a first look at the nearly complete space.
Neighboring bakery Sugar Mama's is undergoing a similar slow opening ramp-up. They've nabbed a beer and wine permit, so hours this week will be 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., with booze. Their full plated dessert program will debut the following week.
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