NLand Surf Park, Austin’s first wave park, is set to open this Friday, October 7, and along with the surfing, there will be a restaurant and juice bar. This opening is after much delays involving lawsuits, permitting woes, and pool versus lagoon regulations.
First up is Blue Prairie, with an easy-going menu. Dishes range from tacos (of course there are fish ones), tapas like crab cakes and chimichurri kebabs, bowls including a take on the Hawaiian dish loco moco, salads, to build-your-own sandwiches and burgers. For desserts, there are even some made with vegan ice cream. Nonalcoholic drinks include sodas, coffee, and coconut water. There are take-out options, too.
Over at the juice bar found on a sandy expanse, expect to find smoothies, water with fruit infusions, and other drinks. This particular spot is only available for those with $5 Shore Passes. Swimming is discouraged.
Chef Adam Rodriguez is at the helm of the kitchen. He previously worked at modern Vietnamese restaurant Mot Hai Ba in Dallas. NLand was looking for a head brewer earlier this spring, but there are no details on this yet.
The founder of NLand is Doug Coors, the heir to Coors Brewing Co. Eater's sister site Curbed Austin reports that the reason NLand is able to open right now is because of a temporary injunction from the Travis County Comissioners Court.
- NLand Surf Park’s Blue Prairie [Official]
- NLand Surf Park Sues County Over Permit Issue [CATX]