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Favorite Gay Bar Is Moving Within Downtown Austin

‘Queer Eye’ is casting in Austin, plus more news

Iron Bear
Iron Bear
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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.

Downtown Gay Bar Relocation
Popular gay bar Iron Bear is moving from its home on 121 West Eighth Street in downtown, because its lease is up at the end of January 2020. The night club isn’t going super far: it’s going to take over what was the Austin Ale House on 301 West 6th Street (which closed in August). Iron Bear’s last event on West Eighth will be held on Saturday, January 4. The new location is expected to open in February 2020, according to the website. Because of the kitchen at the new location, there will be a food menu, as reported by CultureMap Austin.

Queer Eye Casts in Austin
Looks like Netflix show Queer Eye is looking to potentially film in the Central Texas area and Austin, as confirmed by KVUE. While actual filming details haven’t been confirmed yet, the show is currently looking for potential subjects to undergo makeovers by the five hosts, including food expert and cookbook author Antoni Porowski.

New Tex-Mex Restaurant
Texas Tex-Mex mini-chain Dos Salsas is opening its third restaurant in Austin at 11301 Burnet Road in the Domain. Owner Guillermo “Memo” Plata and family opened the restaurant Georgetown in 1999 first, followed by the Cedar Park location in 2012. The Austin menu will span Tex-Mex usuals, like migas, tacos (including vegan ones), quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, chile rellenos, and more. Then there are grilled steaks and chicken plates. As for drinks, there are margaritas, Mexican martinis, and more. There is no projected opening date as of yet.

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