The restaurant scene in Austin is ever-expanding. Soon, the city gets three more places to eat and drink, from the salad-focused Vinaigrette to wine and small bites in Clarksville from Mas Vino.
The New Mexican salad bistro expands to Austin this September. Based on the current menu from the state, expect salad combinations with quirky names like The Nutty Pear-fessor and All Kale Caesar!, along with different protein options, including hibiscus-cured duck confit and and seared diver scallops. Chef and owner Erin Wade will take over the former Tree House Italian Grill on 2201 College Avenue near South Congress Avenue. Wade grew most of the produce for the Santa Fe and Albuquerque restaurants on her farm in the state. Similarly, she’s planning on buying a nearby Austin farm, for even closer local sourcing for the new Vinaigrette, according to the Austin Business Journal.
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South Austin Beer Garden
Not to be confused with the Austin Beer Garden Brewing on Oltorf, the South Austin Beer Garden is located even further south at 10700 Manchaca Road, past Slaughter Lane. The beer bar is taking over the two-story house on the property. Construction started on January 1. No opening date has been set.
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The newest wine bar in Clarksville will focus on local wines and craft beers, once it is open. Tapas are also on the bill. The space takes over the old Beets Cafe building on 1611 West 5th Street. Owner Gilberto Alejo is a wine lover who happens to work in oncology, according to the Chronicle. They will hold a wine and craft beer tasting tonight starting at 5 p.m.