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Odd Duck Partner Is Opening East Side Mexican-Inspired Restaurant

Suerte comes to East 6th Street

Sam Hellman-Mass
Sam Hellman-Mass
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Sam Hellman-Mass, one of the founding partners of Barley Swine and Odd Duck, is venturing on his own with a new restaurant in the East Side. Suerte will focus on Mexican cooking techniques and what Hellman-Mass describes as “Mexican flavors.” It’s projected to open by the end of the year.

Suerte will take over the long-shuttered Tex-Mex restaurant Dario's on East 6th Street, right next door to cocktail bar Whisler’s. Hellman-Mass actually purchased the building, which will be renovated for the new restaurant.

For research purposes, Hellman-Mass visited New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, the Yucatan, and other regions in the search for masa.

While Hellman-Mass remains a partner at Barley Swine and Odd Duck, he is no longer a chef at either Bryce Gilmore restaurant. He previously worked at the Montagna Restaurant at the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, where he met Bryce Gilmore and joined his Austin restaurants.

Suerte

1800 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 953-0092 Visit Website

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