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Chef Damien Brockway Leaves Line Austin Hotel

He’s working on his own restaurant

Damien Brockway
Damien Brockway
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

It turns out that chef Damien Brockway isn’t opening that rooftop restaurant, P6, within the Line Austin Hotel. Instead, the chef is opening his own restaurant in Austin.

While Brockway doesn’t have further details on what his new project will entail, he did reveal that he will preview the restaurant through dinner parties and pop-ups ahead of its eventual opening.

This means that P6, the Line Hotel’s rooftop restaurant that will overlook the Colorado River, doesn’t currently have an executive chef lined up. It’s still set to open in the fall. Aside from the obvious food and drink, the Line’s website teases games as well.

Brockway left his position as the executive chef of tasting menu restaurant Counter 3.Five.VII for the Line. Before that, he was the chef de cuisine at Uchiko and the now-closed AKA Bistro in Massachusetts, as well as the executive sous chef of One Market Restaurant in San Francisco and the chef de partie at the also now-closed Clio in Boston.

Also in Line Austin Hotel restaurant news: the casual third restaurant will not be called Bridge & Trail anymore. The new name has yet to be determined, and there is no direct chef attached, though the hotel’s overall executive chef Justin Ermini will be involved. The casual restaurant will focus on burgers and beers, among other dishes. It’s set to open the ground floor of the hotel.

The Line Austin Hotel made its debut in early June with its flagship restaurant from Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, Arlo Grey, and Los Angeles-based coffee shop Alfred. The hotel has two other locations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

This article has been updated to reflect Justin Ermini’s role in the third unnamed restaurant.

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