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Launderette’s Next Phase Takes On A New Orleans Vibe With Muffalettas

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With soft serve ice cream to come

Mr. Mc's
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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.

After celebrating its one year anniversary, Launderette’s next step is to unveil the fully-functioning New Orleans-inspired bodega next door to the Holly restaurant. The head team, Rene Ortiz, Laura Sawicki, and Margaret Vera, are keeping the store's old name, Mr. Mc’s (pronounced Mac’s). The menu's limited offerings will feature the original muffuletta, peel-and-eat shrimp, and boudin links for now.

Update, March 24: Mr. Mc's new menu (minus ice cream for now) is set to debut Monday, April 4. This includes that muffaletta the shop previewed during SXSW.

The muffuletta will be made with bread imported straight from New Orleans and a homemade olive salad. The half-pound bag of randomly-sized day boat Gulf shrimp will be poached in court-bouillon, and then chilled with cocktail sauce. Finally, the boudin, sold by the link, will come with saltine crackers and creole mustard.

Mornings will feature breakfast tacos from Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon (which the trio also runs) and coffee. Guests will be able to buy and drink beers and wine with their food on the premises, too. Come summer, pastry chef Sawicki will unleash her genius ice cream in soft serve form.

The team has been quietly implementing changes to the still-operating marketplace. This includes adding custom built-in booths for dining-in, stocking new goods like snacks, beer, wine, and candies. "It is continuing to provide every resource that it always has," Sawicki tells Eater. "We’re just cleaning it up and making it a little bit cuter." She explains how the store’s manager keeps a book of customer requests, which they will promptly order.

Once open, which should happen soon though no specific date has been set, hours will be from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The previous owner operated the market for six years until leaving last summer.


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