The Italian barrage doesn’t seem to be ending with Austin’s next restaurant, 68 Degrees Kitchen, as pointed out by a tipster. This one comes from sisters Joan and Marion Gillcrist in the former Stintson’s Deep Eddy Grill location on Lake Austin Boulevard. No opening date details are available yet.
68 is aiming to serve as a neighborhood Italian restaurant, with counter service during the day and table service at night. A look through the sample menu reveals expected regional fare, like pizza (lamb sausage, white), pastas (daily ravioli specials), and various salads and appetizers. Most pastas can be made gluten-free, too. Beverages will include beer, wine bottles (full or half), and coffee.
Marion Gillcrist is currently the chef at downtown Italian restaurant La Traviata, which she opened in 2000 with their brother and sister-in-law. Joan owns a different Italian spot, Andiamo, in Santa Fe, New Mexico (not the one in North Burnet). The two are currently hiring for 68.