Odd Duck and Barley Swine owner/chef Bryce Gilmore is expanding his restaurant circle with a new fast casual restaurant and store, Sour Duck Market. As noted on Austin 360, it will be found on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which used to house restaurant and beer garden Joe's Spot and Connie's Beer Garden.
Gilmore, along with partners Mark Buley, Dylan Gilmore, and Jason James, will apply the same Odd Duck philosophy to its expected sibling: Texas forever fare, but this time with a fast casual approach. While there will be table service outdoors, it’s all counter service inside. The space will be designed by Hubnik Architecture, which has worked on Whisler's.
For Sour Duck, Odd Duck’s original orange trailer will fire up again to smoke meats. The bakery component will bake up kolaches and other pastries. Expect sandwiches, ice cream, meaty entrees, and more. For drinks, there will be draft cocktails and beers, plus a frozen cocktail.
Sour Duck is looking to open sometime in late 2017.
Gilmore opened the trailer version of Odd Duck in 2009 on South Lamar, and then opened the comparatively finer dining spot Barley Swine nearby along the boulevard in 2010. Odd Duck’s trailer transitioned into a proper restaurant in 2013. Then Barley Swine relocated to Burnet Road for a much larger space in 2016.
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