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Callie Speer’s Diner Changes Name From Bombshell to Holy Roller

Geraldine’s Jennifer Keyser joins the team

Holy Roller’s plywood
Holy Roller’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.

Callie Speer’s highly anticipated punk rock-inspired diner made a name switcheroo, from Bombshell to Holy Roller. Why the swap? “We wanted a better fit,” said Speer, as the restaurant’s construction and development progressed.

For even more changes, Holy Roller welcomes a new bar manager with Speer’s former colleague Jennifer Keyser, fresh off her stint as the chief of bar operations of Hotel Van Zandt's Geraldine's. Her last day at the hotel restaurant is on Friday, May 5.

During Keyser’s time at Gerladine’s, she whipped up last year's Official Drink of Austin winner, the Far From the Tree, along with the new Austin iconic cocktail, the Willie’s Cup. Before that, she worked at Contigo and Midnight Cowboy.

Keyser joins the rest of the newly-dubbed Holy Roller team, which includes general manager Sarah Bevil (from Swift's Attic, one of Speer's former restaurants) and pastry chef Britt Castro (from Geraldine's as well).

Holy Roller will be found on Rio Grande Street in the former Wahoo's Fish Taco spot. The menu will skew casual and fun, with dishes like migas kolaches, pancakes and waffles, burgers, ice cream, and killer drinks. It’s set to open sometime in late spring to mid-summer at this point.

Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande Street, , TX 78701 (512) 502-5119 Visit Website