Longtime Austin diner chain Kerbey Lane Cafe has a new executive chef with Joe Anguiano, who was the founding chef of now-shuttered Lamar Union restaurant Vox Table. He will oversee the current seven locations of Kerbey’s kitchens, as well as develop its seasonal menus.
Anguiano will debut his new Kerbey menu on Thursday, May 24. The summer spread includes dishes like salmon burgers, smoked salmon Benedict with potato latkes, fried green tomato BLT slider, gazpacho salad, and chicken and pancakes served with a maple-jalapeno sauce
The mostly all-hours diner chain is also partnering with local sweets spot Amy’s Ice Cream for its desserts menu. This includes a take on queso dubbed “ice cream queso,” which means Mexican vanilla ice cream, Zilker Mint (it’s supposed to serve as the “guacamole,” pico de gallo made of kiwi, whipped cream, and shortbread “chips.” This specific dish will be available at the restaurants starting on Monday, May 14. Elsewhere, there are snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches and fudge brownie sundaes.
Kerbey is also opening its eighth restaurant up in Mueller, and the long-awaited West Braker Lane one is still in the works.
Vox Table closed suddenly without any warning or reason right before Valentine’s Day earlier this year. Owner Vincent Manguino and business partner Brent Oxley also opened neighboring modern Mexican restaurant El Burro, which also shuttered quickly.
This article has been updated to reflect the current status of the Kerbey Lane Cafe on Braker Lane