Crave, the Minnesota-based restaurant chain, is transforming the downtown Austin location into Revival Public House. While Kaskaid Hospitality still owns the revamped restaurant, Crave’s executive chef Frank Johnson is the new operating partner and chef. The transformed Southern-Texas restaurant will open on Thursday, December 17.
Revival Public House will feature a large beer cellar in the middle of the space, full of rare and uncommon beers and large bottles. The beer list focuses on Austin breweries like Independence Brewing Co., Real Ale, and (512) Brewing Company. The Southern menu with Texas flares includes kimchi Frito pie, the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich on Texas Toast, and a burger smeared with bacon jam and pimento cheese.
Kaskaid Hospitality opened Crave in February 2014. Revival will still be found at 340 East 2nd Street, right next to the convention center. Johnson previously worked Roaring Fork Stonelake, along with other restaurants in Texas. Revival’s hours are from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.