Chef Jack Gilmore is expanding Jack Allen’s Kitchen yet again. His fourth location will take over Fork & Vine’s shuttered spot on Anderson Lane. The menu will be similar to the other locations, opening sometime in the spring of 2017.
The people behind Fork & Vine, the New American restaurant with what it called an Austin twist, executive chef and co-owner Camden Stuerzenberger and co-owner Brendan Puthoff (who oversees Third Base Sports Bar, Barcelona, and Mighty Bird) also ran Hickory Street Bar & Grill in downtown Austin, which closed in 2011. The team originally set out to bring back Hickory, but instead turned their attention to Fork & Vine, which opened in 2014. It closed over the summer because of unsuccessful lease negotiations.
Gilmore now runs three Jack Allen’s Kitchen: the original which opened in Oak Hill in 2009, the next in Round Rock, and the more recent 360 one. He also shook things up with his first standalone concept in a while, Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, which debuted this fall, focusing on seafood.