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Chef Jack Gilmore Joins Pop-Up Kitchen Sumptuary, and More A.M. Intel

The latest three restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Jack Gilmore
Jack Gilmore
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— Texas comfort food chef Jack Gilmore is joining the team of upcoming pop-up kitchen Sumptuary as a partner. The new revolving space, which will host local and guest chefs, comes from former Satay owner Rommanee "Foo" Swasdee, who closed that restaurant last summer. As a strategic investor, Gilmore will help curate the programming. His involvement will not affect Jack Allen’s Kitchen or Salt Traders Coastal Cooking. At this point, Sumptuary is looking to open before the end of the summer.

— Campus trailer Don Japanese, known for its donburi bowls, is shuttering its window this weekend. The last day will be on Sunday, April 30.

— Austin is full of restaurant families, from Ronald Cheng's entire family, with his sister Freda and her namesake Cedar Park restaurant and daughters Ashley and Christina’s liquid nitrogen ice cream shop, the Blacks family behind Black's Barbecue, to the Hunt brothers behind Via 313.

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