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Roosevelt Room
Marc Swendner

PIZZA LUNCH ALERT — Pizza all the time! Sunset Valley newcomer Cane Rosso is now serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays before reopening at 5 p.m. for dinner service. It is also now open on Sundays from 3 to 9 p.m. too. Last week, the pizzeria launched happy hour drink specials Mondays to Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

COCKTAIL WIREThe Roosevelt Room introduced their 53-drink Classics Cards program. (Think of it as a checklist.) Try all 53 drinks and get a plaque with your name engraved on it attached to the board, plus a Roosevelt Room t-shirt. Let the games begin! [EaterWire]

PFLUGERVILLE — Vietnamese vermicelli and Bangkok green curry come to the north ’burbs with today’s opening of Mama Fu’s Asian House at 2324 FM 685. This debut marks the chain’s twelfth Austin-area location. [EaterWire]

DELIVERY WIRE — What’s better than a meal from your favorite restaurant? That meal delivered to your door in under an hour. DoorDash, the on-demand delivery service, launches today in Austin connecting you to hundreds of restaurants including Southside Flying Pizza, Pelon's Tex-Mex, Green Mesquite BBQ, Gino’s East, Buca di Beppo, and more. During the first week of launch, the delivery fee will be free; then through September, delivery will be $1. Note: Additional neighborhoods will be added this year. [EaterWire]

LUNCH WIRE — Add Parlor & Yard to your list of downtown lunch spots. With the addition of lunch comes updates to the menu including beer mac and cheese, a strawberry and arugula salad, and a cheese steak sub, among others. The game lounge’s kitchen is now open from noon until 8 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]

OPENING ALERT — Family-friendly Salvation Pizza opens its third location today at Rock Rose where it’s slinging New Haven's Neapolitan-style pies and offering a full bar. Bonus: indoor and outdoor seating. [EaterWire]

BOOZY DESSERT WIRE — Here’s the scoop about Prohibition Creamery: it is now open until midnight Tuesdays through Sundays. Plus the dessert parlor can now be called a mimosa Sunday destination—enjoy $5 mimosas until 5 p.m. that day. [EaterWire]

CHARITY WIRE — 2nd Street District’s fourth annual White Linen Night event on August 6 raised $13,000 for the Sustainable Food Center. [EaterWire]

Past EaterWires

August 10

DESSERT WIRE — Pastry chef Janina O’Leary is back, sort of. She’s teaming up with General Tso’Boy for a special soft serve concoction. It comprises of sweet milk soft serve, matcha fudge sauce, and green tea powder, available for a week starting on Thursday, August 18. [EaterWire]

HIRING ALERTRed Ash and Hudson’s on the Bend are now hiring staffers. The Italian restaurant Red Ash is looking for front and back of house positions as it prepares for its upcoming opening. Hudson’s on the Bend—revamping and reopening soon after a change in ownership—is looking for new staff. Likewise, Walton’s Fancy & Staple is looking for an event planner. [EaterWire]

HAPPY HOUR WIRE — Beginning today, the recently-opened Cane Rosso is implementing happy hour drink specials Mondays to Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All specialty cocktails will be $5, a selection of red and white wines will be $5, plus you can get pints of Peroni for $3. [EaterWire]

August 3

BRUNCH WIRE— East side hot spot Chicon is now offering brunch on Saturdays too from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. which means pretzel doughnuts twice a week. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Overcome that case of the Mondays with the new all-night happy hour at Alcomar from 3 to 10 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, margaritas (and margarita pitchers!), and select appetizers like gulf oysters, ahi tuna ceviche, and queso flameado on the cheap weekly. [EaterWire]

DALLAS — Klyde Warren Park announced the full culinary lineup for its annual fundraiser, Park & Palate, on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. While Friday’s event is already sold out, tickets are available for Saturday’s Grand Taste which will showcase Austin’s Andrew Wiseheart of Contigo and Chicon, Nicholas Yanes of Juniper, and Philip Speer of the highly anticipated Bonhomie projected to open this fall. [EDFW]

CHEF SHUFFLEJames Flowers has been named the new chef de cuisine of Trio, The Four Seasons restaurant. He earned his stripes at Austin favorites like Cipollina, Asti Trattoria, and Wink and has been with Trio since 2011. [EaterWire]

POP-UP WIRE — While Apis, the Spicewood restaurant and bee sanctuary, is closed through Tuesday, August 16, the restaurant will be holding casual pop-up dinners. Today through Saturday, August 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. chefs Adam Brick and Abby Searles will host Apparire, an Italian-influenced pop-up, featuring an a la carte menu representative of what guests will find at forthcoming Pizzeria Sorellina— think pastas instead of pizzas though. Reservations are recommended. [EaterWire]

ROCK ROSEEast Side King Thai Kun now offers a to-go menu from the Rock Rose brick and mortar only. This includes separate lunch and dinner options, like fish fritters, chicken wings, waterfall beef, and more for the former, and chicken skins, family-servings of roasted chicken, Chinese broccoli, and other dishes for the latter. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. [EaterWire]

July 27

DRIFTWOOD EXPANSIONSSalt Lick owner and pitmaster Scott Roberts shared the long-awaited details on the Driftwood development. The project includes 31 single-family homesites situated on 540 acres, hike and bike trails, shared open space, a boutique lodge and spa, winery, private events space, multiple restaurants, and a commercial town center. [EaterWire]

COFFEE TALK — Summer brought new roasters to Fleet Coffee Co., and with those came a menu change. Look for The Saturday Morning Ritual (Fruity Pebble milk and espresso with a Fruity Pebble crispy treat) and an affogato with Gemelli’s chocolate gelato. [EaterWire]

OPENING ALERT — Focusing on traditional tavern fare with a modern twist, Brix And Ale opens its doors on Thursday, July 28 as part of the new Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus local wines and beers. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Beginning Thursday, July 28, chill out during happy hour with Parlor & Yard’s new popsicle cocktails. Choose from a gin-, vodka- or tequila-based cocktail featuring Austin’s own GoodPops. The drinks are $9 a piece. [EaterWire]

BURGER ALERT — For Big Ass Burger Night at Swift's Attic on Monday, August 1, chefs Zack Northcutt (before he heads out), Jacob Weaver (executive chef at Juliet), and Kevin Garrett (also of Juliet) are paying homage to their days at the now-defunct Mulberry (which was transformed into seafood restaurant Coast earlier this month). The one-night only collaborative dish, The Mulberry Burger, includes a beef patty, pancetta, comté, and truffle aioli on a ciabatta bun. Only 18 burgers will be available. [EaterWire]

July 21

CHEF SHUFFLE — As part of Hudson's on the Bend's revamp, the restaurant has a new pastry chef, Rosie Gibson. She was formerly the sous pastry chef of Launderette, and worked previously at La Condesa, Sway, Clark’s Oyster Bar,, and Jeffrey’s. [EaterWire]

OPENING ALERTColorado fast-casual salad chain MAD Greens opens its third location in Round Rock today, found at 455 University Boulevard. The salad slingers already opened in Rock Rose and Lakeway, with the downtown spot to come next. [EaterWire]

INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR ALERTQui is now offering happy hour to industry workers on Tuesday nights from 5 to 7 p.m., with discounted snacks, sharable punches, and boozy ice candy. [EaterWire]

ICE CREAM SANDWICH ALERT — Back again is Walton’s Fancy and Staple’s ice cream sandwiches, where ice cream flavors, like vanilla bourbon, basil ice cream, and even one made with Hops & Grain’s Porter Culture beer, are stuffed between cookies such as blackberry-infused sugar cookies, or even the more decadent cake. [EaterWire]

July 14

POKEMON MANIA — Getting into the Pokémon Go craze are Austin bakeries. Walton’s Fancy and Staple created Pokéball cupcakes, Voodoo Doughnut has doughnuts, and Tiny Pies has pie versions. [EaterWire]

ZOMG BBQ PLANSSalt Lick is spreading its wings with a new development full of homes, as reported by KVUE. Owner Scott Roberts told the news channel that it will be "a sustainable conservation development," making sure that it still feels like the Hill Country. The project, dubbed Driftwood (after its home town), will include 85 homes, hiking trail, hotel, and vineyard. It's projected to be finished in three to five years. [KVUE]

HIRING ALERT — Love pizza? Via 313 is looking for dough staffers out in Oak Hill. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLEHotel Granduca and restaurant Visconti has a new executive chef: Mario Alcocer. He helms from Four Seasons’ Costa Rica and California locations. Previous executive chef Tom Parlo is moving from Austin. [EaterWire]

WINE WIRE — If you’ve ever wanted to make wine, Infinite Monkey Theorem is looking for volunteers to help bottle for two hour commitments. They’ll also get to bring home a bottle, too. Volunteering hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18-19 and 21-22. Closed-toe shoes are required. [EaterWire]

SUMMER COCKTAIL MENUBackbeat’s hot drink changes include two new tapped drinks, the Summer B&T (soda, bourbon, strawberry, spiced tonic, vermouth, grapefruit zest) and Spritz & Giggles (wine spritzer), along with other handcrafted drinks like the grapefuity Late Bloomer and a mezcal Negroni. [EaterWire]

HAPPY HOUR ALERTEast Side King Liberty and South Lamar introduced a new weekday happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., which includes food discounts like $3 pork buns, smaller portions of karaage for $3.50, and drinks like $2 or $4 sake carafes. [EaterWire]

COLD BREW — Austin-born Chameleon Cold Brew expands with a new flavor, pecan, which is available this month at HEB and through online orders. [EaterWire]

July 6

DOWNTOWN — New Zealander Sai Charan Hamsala is taking up shop at The Townsend on Thursday, July 7 for the downtown bar’s next guest bartending series, starting at 7 p.m. Four cocktails will be featured on the menu for $7 a piece. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLESnack Bar has a new executive chef, Samantha Dickinson, from shuttering East Side Showroom. Dickinson joined the South Congress staff in April. Her additions to the menu include a chicken souvlaki board and Pompeii ricotta. [EaterWire]

SPICEWOOD DINNERSApisseries of guest chef dinners continue this summer with the restaurant’s sous chefs and chef de parties cooking up a seven-course meal on Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m. for $50. Look out for confit lamb collar, salmon sashimi, and more. Other dinners with Lenoir (July 17), Uchiko (July 24), and Counter 3.Five.VII (July 31) follow for the rest of the month. [EaterWire]

BRUNCH DEALWIRE — For Burn’s new brunch menu, the pizzeria is offering 25% off the weekend meal with $1 mimosas for the month of July. [EaterWire]

SOUTH LAMARMatt's El Rancho is celebrating 64 years tomorrow, Thursday, July 7 with drink specials, kid-friendly activities, and music from 6 to 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

CHOCOLATE AWARDS — Sweets shop Chocolaterie Tessa won the silver medal from the International Chocolate Awards for its milk chocolate salted butter caramels in the Americas and Asia Pacific division. [EaterWire]

CATERING WIRE — Ever-changing Verts is now getting into catering by offering a buffet, boxed lunches, or spread with pita chips. [EaterWire]

June 29

SAN ANTONIO WIRE — San Antonio can prepare for the melding of Peruvian, Chinese, and Japanese fare with the opening of Botika on Tuesday, July 5. Run by chef Geronimo Lopez, diners can expect a sushi and ceviche bar and cocktail lounge in the booming Pearl district. [EaterWire]

TEMPORARY SHUTTERMoonshine Patio Bar will temporarily close after Sunday brunch on July 3 for renovations. The restaurant added a pavilion to connect the two buildings, and the patio needs further work, along with the kitchen. It will reopen on Saturday, July 9. [EaterWire]

CHARITY WIRE — The Dewberry Hills Farm fundraiser hosted by Austin chefs last month raised over $15,000 for the chicken farm after it was wrecked during storms and floods. Further donations are being accepted as well. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Rum lovers can now partake in Isla’s rum flights, ranging from $15 to $60, and comes with four tastings. [EaterWire]

RENOVATION REPORTStella San Jac is undergoing its own upgrades. Renovations include curtains, new communal table, and other rearranged seatings. [EaterWire]

BEER HEREAdelbert’s Brewery won two gold medals during the Best Little Brewfest earlier this month, one for Belgian IPA Travelin’ Man and another for dubbel Dancin’ Monks. [EaterWire]

The Roosevelt Room

307 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-4094 Visit Website

Cane Rosso [CLOSED]

4715 S Lamar Blvd, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Salvation Pizza

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 499-0105 Visit Website

Prohibition Creamery

1407 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 992-1449 Visit Website

Parlor and Yard

601 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 524-0466 Visit Website

Mama Fu's Asian House

100 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 637-6774 Visit Website

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