Austin Daily Press is spreading its sandwich wings with a second location focusing on tortas in Govalle. Co-owners Dustin Knef and Chase Rushing describe it as a "Tex-Mex diner." It’s projected to open in late fall.
The new location will allow Daily Press to bake its own bread with staffer Amelia Moore as the new head baker and pastry chef. She previously worked as a pastry chef for Bullfight. Biscuits will be on the table, too.
Executive chef Reed Faitak will whip up tortas with vegetables and protein. There's the toasted, chili battered-covered Torta Ahogado, which is made with pulled pork or vegetarian-friendly tempeh chorizo. Other non-sandwich items will include salads and fruit with yogurt and chili salt.
For egg and biscuits-filled breakfast, there’ll be tacos and dishes like pork belly carnitas with smoked jalapeno apple jam. Certain dishes will be tested out at the MLK and Chicon restaurant until the new opening. Drinks-wise, tapped craft beer will be poured. The coffee program will feature nitro cold brew coffee on tap.
The new space will be bigger than the current outdoors one. Indoors, there will be ten seats, plus a two-leveled patio fitting about 40 to 50 people. In keeping with its aesthetic, there will be shipping container decor details.
New neighbors will include Sawyer & Co., Justine’s Brasserie, and the forthcoming Brewer’s Table from Jake Maddux. Austin Daily Press opened as a trailer on Red River in 2011 and moved into the new spot on MLK and Chicon.