EAST SIDE — The Govalle neighborhood gets a new addition this fall with the opening of Grizzelda’s. The team behind Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile is expanding across the street with a new concept focused on upscale Mexican cuisine with Texas influences. The nearly 2,000-square-foot space will feature a large patio under construction now. Executive chef Albert Gonzalez will be at the helm at both restaurants’ kitchens.
TRIANGLE — Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s upcoming Triangle location has installed its sign and is holding walk-in interviews. This will be the fourth Austin area location for the chain, which currently has 16 outposts in Texas, California, Colorado, and Arizona. Juicy burgers, frosty shakes, and long lines coming soon.
DOWNTOWN — Red Ash, the Italian concept from the original owners of Eddie V’s, is continuing interior work and has been hiring staff this month. Housed on the Colorado Tower's ground floor, the restaurant will include a chef’s counter and wood-fired oven. It is on schedule for a mid-September opening.
MUELLER — Otto Phan’s sushi nirvana Kyōten Sushiko opened in July with a $150 omakase dinner. But if the price tag isn’t working for you, you can still get a taste of the good life when its casual la carte lunch service starts soon. As explained via its Instagram account, it’s “going to be very similar to the trailer.” Tables for the counter-service lunch are being built now.
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT — Rainey Street bar Icenhauer's expansion project Sellers on West 4th Street has pushed back its opening from Labor Day to sometime in October. The 1970s-inspired cocktail lounge is being designed by Michael Hsu’s firm and promises “a rich atmosphere of velvet, brass, and wood.” Food will not be offered.
SOUTH LAMAR — Eberly is currently hiring servers. Originally announced in 2013, the part restaurant/part event space is the brainchild of former Stubb’s co-owners John Scott and Eddy Patterson. Jim Tripi will serve as executive chef; the menu will be centered on general American fare with breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night bar fare, and drinks.
MUELLER — Thanks to a live cam, you can keep tabs on the construction progress of the Diamond Building, future home to J.T. Youngblood’s, Lick Ice Creams, Halcyon Coffee, B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub, and Stella Public House. All five restaurants will comprise the bottom floor of the 56,000-square-foot building on Aldrich Street and Simond Avenue. In preparation for its opening, J.T. Youngblood’s is looking for a general manager. Film fans: You can watch construction of the six-screen Alamo Drafthouse on Aldrich Street in real time too. Both projects are scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.
EAST SIDE — Located on the corner of East 6th Street and Chicon, Lazarus Brewing Co.’s construction of its brewery and taproom is well under way with hopes of a November opening. Crowdfunding (complete with a “free beer for life” thank you gift) is underway too with $34,000 of the $50,000 goal met.