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Sawyer & Co Remembers Their Predecessor Arkie's Grill

A new diner mourns the old.

Arkie's Grill
Arkie's Grill
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.

Sawyer & Co, the retro diner on East Cesar Chavez, paid tribute to spirit of Arkie's Grill, the space's previous tenant last week with these photos on Twitter.

This week, Eater explored how classic diners are being updated for the modern age, which includes Sawyer & Co:

Faye Sawyer opened Arkie's Grill — a blue-collar diner serving omelettes, breakfast tacos, and daily specials — in 1948, running it until 1994. Sawyer died in 1998, and the diner changed hands a few times before Shallcross, now a chef, purchased the property. "I very much wanted to revive Arkie's," Shallcross says, "and revive the sense of community that I remember when I first went there."