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Eat, Drink, Sleep at the South Congress Hotel Starting September 8

It'll be home to Paul Qui's new ticketed sushi restaurant, among other concepts.

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The South Congress Hotel has officially set an opening date: September 7, reports the Statesman. UPDATE: Per an official press release from the hotel, the opening date is actually September 8.

The Instagram-ready, 83-room hotel that's rising from the ashes of the South Congress food trailer park will be home to a bevy of restaurant and bar concepts, which will debut in stages: First up is Café No Se, an all-day operation serving up a "California-inspired menu" with dishes like sticky lamb ribs and chocolate peanut butter nutter flan tart with yellow curry; it will be open when the hotel makes its debut next month. American bar and grill Central Standard will follow later in the month with a wood-fired oven, a raw bar, a wine cellar, and a wraparound patio.

Then, of course, there's Paul Qui's highly anticipated 12-seat Japanese restaurant, Otoko, which will operate on a prepaid, ticketed reservation system; it's slated for an early October opening. Later in the month the hotel will open Mañana, a juice and coffee bar. Also on deck is ice cream truck Stephen F. Frostin'.

Other notable features in the hotel: Lobby and poolside bars (the former will be outfitted with a sweet curved brass bar), private wifi networks in each room, a rooftop pool, a nail salon, and a vintage motorcycle shop.

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, USA

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