24 Diner, the all-hours restaurant from Andrew Curren and the rest of ELM Group, is expanding to the Domain’s Rock Rose. Like the original on North Lamar, it will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving a similar menu of comfort fare, including breads from Easy Tiger’s David Norman. It’s set to open in the summer of 2017.
The new 24 Diner will include a larger kitchen and more bar seating. The 6,000 square foot space, found at Esperanza Crossing and Rock Rose Avenue, will be designed by Lake Flato Architects.
ELM is also working on Easy Tiger’s many expansions, the first to The Linc, and the second as part of Austin’s first food hall Fareground in downtown. ELM is also curating the other food and drink vendors, which have yet to be announced. Both are set to debut in early 2017.
24 was ELM’s first restaurant, which opened in 2009 on North Lamar. Also within the restaurant group’s umbrella are Easy Tiger, Italic, and Irene’s. There was the French spot Arro, but that closed in February, replaced with bar Parlor & Yard.
Rock Rose also includes East Side King Thai Kun’s brick and mortar, General Tso’Boy, new-to-Austin Jinya Ramen, and bar and nightclub block from Union Venture Group, among others. To come are new locations of Sway and the city’s first Velvet Taco. Also opening within the recently-developing Domain Northside (not to be confused with Domain proper and not within the specific entertainment district of Rock Rose) is the expansion of sweets chain Sprinkles with its 24/7 cupcake vending machine.