Bar Peached’s Asian-Southern menu, from owner/founder/chef Eric Silverstein, features comfort foods, from snacks like chili crab toast and cheese corn; larger entrees like mapo bolognese; tacos including build-your-own ones at the table; and Tex-Mex-inspired dishes like shrimp flautas and something called “confit duck foldies.” There’s an entire vegetarian-friendly section as well with salads and seared broccolini.
For desserts, there’s bingsu, the fluffy Korean shaved ice, courtesy of the machine Silverstein ordered from the East Asian country. Expect flavors like birthday cake and matcha topped with black sesame. At a later date, boozy bingsu with shots will be available.
Since “bar” is part of its name, cocktails will include draft drinks like Peached Tortilla’s Margarita de Peached. Elsewhere there will be house cocktails like the Beetlejuice with tequila, beets, and cilantro; and the Kyoto Kiss with gin, yuzu, shishito, egg whites, and preserved raspberries. There will also be sake, wine, and beers both draft and bottled.
Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma toured the space ahead of its opening. It might look familiar as it used to be Italian restaurant Winflo Osteria which closed in March 2018, was redesigned by architect Matthew Parker, Design Hound’s Kevin Stewart, and Michael Dickson. The latter actually co-owned Winflo. There’s indoor seating with a larger bar featuring a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson and other pop art paintings from artist Phoebe Joynt. Outside, there’s the revamped patio with both tables- and lounge-seating around a big tree and an upper deck.
Rounding out the Bar Peached team is executive chef Stephani O’Connor, beverage director Kevin Kok, and operations manager Beto Solis.
Initially, Bar Peached will open for just dinner, with weekend brunch to come sometime in the spring. Dinner hours will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Silverstein opened Peached Tortilla as a food truck in 2010, followed by the brick-and-mortar on Burnet Road in 2014, event space Peached Social House on North Lamar Boulevard in 2016, and an outpost of Peached in the airport in 2018. Silverstein’s cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food From Tokyo to Texas, is publishing in May 2019.