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Domain Northside Gets Grain Bowls, Beers, and Wings With Two New Chains

Take a look inside Flower Child and Culinary Dropout

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Domain Northside gets two new restaurant chains this week. First, it’s the healthy fast casual Flower Child, which opened yesterday, followed by Culinary Dropout’s turn on Thursday, November 17.

The expansions mark the Texas debuts of the chains courtesy of Fox Restaurant Concepts and Sam Fox, which helmed True Food Kitchen’s downtown spot, as well as Domain neighbor North Italia.

Flower Child’s focuses on Southern California-inspired fare with a quick service spin. The customizable menu includes various vegetables, fruits, and grains, like spicy Japanese eggplant, clementines, and quinoa, with protein additions like steak or tofu. Kombucha is served as well. As a call to its name, the hippie aesthetic is emphasized with bright colors, peace signs, and greenery. To please the fitness set, there is even a dedicated area for yoga mats.

Culinary Dropout focuses on beer, cocktails, and food. The wide-ranging menu with global influences mean dishes like the Thai chili wings, barbecue pork belly nachos, and 36-hour pork ribs. Weekend brunch dishes with twists including Cap'n Crunch French toast and Bloody Marys made with bacon. The indoor-outdoor space includes games like a ping pong table, cornhole, and more, and plans for live music.

Flower’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Culinary’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 1 a.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Culinary Dropout

11721 Rock Rose, , TX 78758 (512) 777-3394 Visit Website

The Domain

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

Flower Child

500 West 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 777-4132 Visit Website