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Vox Table's Bartender Shuffle, Verts Kebap's Wage Hike, Barley Swine's Happy Hour

Plus, fast-food fermented vegetables and Rock Rose openings.

Vox Table
Vox Table
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BARTENDER SHUFFLE — Chronicle reports that JR Mocanu has assumed the position of beverage director at Vox Table in the wake of Travis Tober’s departure. His first act in his new job was to unveil a new cocktail program focused on new recipes, classic cocktails, and a monthly "friends and family" portion of the menu featuring drinks formulated by bartender friends from across the country. Earlier this month, Vox Table bartender Madelyn Kay won the title of Miss Speed Rack Texas in San Antonio and will compete at the national level in New York this May. [Chronicle]

WAGE WIREVerts Kebap announced yesterday that it is boosting the minimum wage for its crew members to $10 per hour. [EaterWire]

HAPPY HOURBarley Swine rolled out its "Swine Time" happy hour this week at the new location on Burnet, with half-off selected small plates and reduced prices on select wine, beer, and cocktails. [EaterWire]

THE DOMAINThe Dogwood opens its third location at 6 p.m. tonight at the Domain's Rock Rose. Just like its downtown Austin and midtown Houston siblings, this location features live music, spaces to watch sports, and an elevated bar menu. Union Venture Group's first of four bars for the district, Irish-focused Jack and Ginger's, is also opening on Thursday, January 28. [EaterWire]

VEGGIE WIREHat Creek Burgers now offers lacto-fermented vegetables as a healthy alternative to onion rings and fried pickle chips. Probiotic-loving diners can choose between a "Pickle Pouch" or a "Fermented Fare" vegetable pouch to accompany their burgers. [EaterWire]

Hat Creek Burger Co.

5400 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 732-2025 Visit Website

The Domain

11410 Century Oaks Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 873-8099 Visit Website

Vox Table [Closed]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 375-4869 Visit Website


2530 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78705 Visit Website

Dogwood Rock Rose

11420 Rock Rose Suite 130, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 330-4554 Visit Website