Green Pastures, the historic palace of elegance and fine dining in South Austin, was sold to Update, 3:45 p.m.: local partnership AC 811 Live Oak, Ltd., lead by Greg Porter who is partnering with La Corsha Hospitality Group, as reported by Austin360. The company also owns Congress, Second Bar + Kitchen, and the upcoming Boiler Nine + Grill. The now-former owner of Green Pastures, Bob Buslett, told Austin360:
"We have every bit of confidence that they will carry on the traditions of southern hospitality and attention to detail that our families have offered for the past 69 years."
Plans include restoring the restaurant and area
within Update, 3:45 p.m.: beginning after six months, as well as adding a boutique hotel in the further future. Green Pastures chef Keith Karp will now work in Second Bar + Kitchen. Joshua Thomas, who owned the now-shuttered Chaat Shop truck, will take over for Karp.
Cookbook author Mary Faulk and Chester Kook converted the Victorian home into a restaurant in 1946. The fine dining establishment was popular for its brunch buffet with milk punch, the peacocks that roamed the grounds, and weddings.