Industry, the new counter-service restaurant from Austin restaurant consultant Harlan Scott, is now open in San Marcos. It’s located in the Square and next to the new Hops & Grain brewery, at 110 East Martin Luther King Drive.
Industry’s all-day menu, from partner and Cafe Josie chef Todd Havers, is a casual one. There are snacks like elote, plus bowls, tacos, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and desserts. Items range from healthy, like a spicy chickpea bowl, to hearty, like fried chicken smothered in poblano gravy. Many items make use of the house smoker, like the chicken sandwich with smoked and fried chicken.
Since Havers is involved, fans of the Clarksville restaurant may recognize a few favorites on the menu, like pimiento beer cheese with pepper jelly and crispy Brussels sprouts.
The Sunday-only brunch menu has dishes like a smoked cheeseburger benedict and brisket on a bagel with a fried egg, poblano cream cheese, and house barbecue sauce. In terms of drinks, the restaurant serves beer (including several from Hops & Grain, which is opening its second brewery next door), draft cocktails and wines (presumed to be the first in San Marcos), and some frozen options (and yes, there’s Extra Frozé with gin and Licor 43).
Scott knows his way around the restaurant industry, after spending years at Parkside Projects as the director of operations. Because there’s an eye towards those in the service industry, the restaurant offers a ten percent discount to anyone in the service industry.
Industry is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
This article has been updated to clarify Industry’s team as well as details about the restaurant.