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A Pan-Asian Restaurant With Grilled Lemongrass Lamb Chops Opens on Riverside

Austin chicken and waffles restaurant expands into San Antonio, plus more news

Grilled lemongrass lamb chops from 1618 Asian Fusion
Grilled lemongrass lamb chops from 1618 Asian Fusion
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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.

Pan-Asian Restaurant Opens
1618 Asian Fusion, the pan-Asian restaurant on 1618 East Riverside Drive, is now open within the Amli South Shore building. Owners Kevin and Lynn Tran based the restaurant on their travels throughout the sprawling continent. The menu spans Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, and general Southeast Asian cuisines, with dishes like pad thai, pho, curries, grilled lemongrass lamb chops, salmon steamed in banana leaves, etc. Cocktails make sure of Asian and tropical ingredients, i.e. mango, lychee, coconuts. Eventually, the restaurant will feature a gift shop selling what a release describes as “unique items from across Asia.” The name and the address is considered a lucky number. The restaurant had tested out its menu with a one-day preview in September. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and then from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and then from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Chicken and Waffles Expansion Into San Antonio
Austin restaurant and food truck Rolling Rooster is growing into a new city: San Antonio. This is mark owner Glenn Williams’s second location of Rolling Rooster, with a third on its way for East Austin in the former historic Victory Grill space. The San Antonio restaurant is expected to open in early November. Williams’s is also opening a San Antonio location of his very new Austin restaurant The Breakfast Bar.

California Juice Bar Expansion
Now with two Austin locations under its belt — the first in Northwest Hills and second in downtown — Nekter is opening its third juice bar in the Arboretum at 9722 Great Hills Trail, Suite 145, according to Community Impact.

1618 Asian Fusion

1618 East Riverside Drive, , TX 78741 (512) 462-9999 Visit Website

Nektar Juice Bar

, , TX 78731

The Rolling Rooster [Wells Branch]

13717 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759 Visit Website