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Eddie V’s Creators Open Up Their Own Italian Restaurant

Italian never dies

Red Ash's home at Colorado Tower
Red Ash's home at Colorado Tower
Colorado Tower/Google, Red Ash/Facebook
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.

Get ready, Austin: there is another new Italian restaurant slated for the city, as reported by Austin Business Journal. This time, it’s from the original founders of Eddie V’s. Red Ash will be found in the Colorado Tower's ground floor.

Eddie V’s executive chef John Carver will command the kitchen, with Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso as partners. Expect the usual Italian fare on the menu, including pasta. There are plans for a full bar, chef’s counter, wood-fired oven, and more.

The space will be designed by Jeff Stinnett, who has worked on Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Cover 3, and several places in Arizona. Janet Henrich is taking care of the space’s interior design. She also worked on Eddie V's Houston location. It’s set to open sometime in the summer.

Carver, Foles, and Villavaso opened Eddie V's, the seafood and steakhouse fine dining establishment in 2000. They sold the restaurant to Darden Restaurants group for $59 million in 2011.

For much more Italian in Austin, BDG Hospitality announced it would take over Bess Bistro for a modern Italian-American restaurant, Sophia’s. Also in the works are two Italian restaurants joining the Arnold complex on East 6th Street.

Colorado Tower

303 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 477-3434

Red Ash Italia

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