Easy Tiger is the first restaurant joining Austin’s first food hall Fareground. ELM Restaurant Group, which runs the beer garden and bakery and includes executive chef Andrew Curren, will also become the food hall's operator of dining concepts. The organization will curate and oversee the other local restaurants and food and beverage vendors for the public market at One Congress Plaza.
There are plans to add six other restaurant spots to Fareground, which will take over the office building's lobby and outdoor area, with options varying from food, wine, and cocktails. ELM co-founder Bob Gillett told Eater that they're excited about the partnership, which "gives us the unique opportunity to showcase our city’s top culinary talent while being a part of a global metropolitan dining movement."
The Parkway Properties project will be designed by Michael Hsu and landscape architects dwg., and will include indoor and outdoor seating for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Fareground is expected to open in spring 2017.
Easy Tiger is also opening a second location to the Linc development in Highland this summer, bringing the total to three. ELM recently shuttered Arro, but still under the umbrella are 24 Diner, Italic, and anticipated Irene’s.
There is another public market in the works for Austin with St. Elmo on South Congress Avenue, which will include the relocated Saxon Pub, set to open in 2018.