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Veggie Heaven, June’s, El Chipiron, and More Plywood

The latest developments with eight forthcoming new restaurants and bars

El Chipiron's plywood
El Chipiron's plywood
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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.

SOUTH LAMARSpanish restaurant El Chipiron broke ground at the Cielo apartment complex recently, run by Pablo Gómez Tollar.

DOWNTOWNCoast, the restaurant replacing wine bar Mulberry on Nueces Street, is coming along in its new space with electricity. Ruston Richardson has been testing out dishes (tacos!) with a pop-up trailer.

Veggie Heaven's plywood. [Photo: <a href="">Veggie Heaven/Facebook</a>] Veggie Heaven's plywood. [Photo: Veggie Heaven/Facebook]

WEST FIFTHVeggie Heaven is underway now that the campus favorite received its permits. Owner Stacy Chen is looking to hire a whole team to help run the restaurant, from servers to managers. The menu will cut out all animal products by going completely vegan.

Nice little pattern for the kitchen walls #junesallday

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SOUTH CONGRESS — Take a first peek of what’s in store for June’s, the newest project from McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group, in the former Wahoo’s Taco spot on South Congress: tiles. And wine, since beverage director June Rodil is involved.

Yard House's plywood. [Photo: Yard House/Official] Yard House's plywood. [Photo: Yard House/Official]

FAR NORTHBeer chain Yard House sets its Austin debut for Saturday, May 14. Drinkers can expect 130 taps, with 29 different Texas breweries represented, including 4th Tap, Austin Beerworks, Blue Owl, Hops & Grain, and much more.

WEST SIXTH — Continuing the female name trend, Irene's is just almost there: there's menu and website, patio, bar, and many job fairs. It’s set to open this season.

Our first splash of color #muelleraustin #muelleratx #amlimueller

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MUELLER — Along with blue walls, L'Oca d'Oro invited children to create potential dishes for the kids' menu. Two winners so far include the rainbow salad and kitty crunch, which is in the shape of a cat face. It’s on track to open in May.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking's plywood. [Photo: <a href="">Salt Traders Coastal Cooking/Facebook</a>] Salt Traders Coastal Cooking's plywood. [Photo: Salt Traders Coastal Cooking/Facebook]

ROUND ROCK — Construction has begun for Jack Allen’s Kitchen chef/owner Jack Gilmore’s next venture Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, opening this summer with fresh seafood and a raw bar.

L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Avenue, , TX 78723 (737) 212-1876 Visit Website

Veggie Heaven

1611 West 5th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 457-1013 Visit Website