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Houston’s Restaurant of the Year Is Coming to Austin for a Pop-Up

Plus the potential fates of two Rainey Street bars, and more news

Nancy’s Hustle’s lamb tartare
Nancy’s Hustle’s lamb tartare
Mai Pham/EHOU
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.

Best Houston Restaurant Pop-Up
Nancy’s Hustle, Eater Houston’s restaurant of 2018 known for its neighborhood-friendly vibes, is coming to Austin for a day-long pop-up at South Congress spot June’s on Monday, March 25. Among chef Jason Vaughan’s menu include lamb tartare and lamb dumplings, olive oil-poached octopus, and sourdough tagliatelle with burrata and Brussels sprouts.

Rainey Street Development
There is a potential building pegged for Rainey Street where Container Bar and Bungalow currently reside. The building’s developer Kevin Burns would want the two bars to relocate into the 51-story building, with Container Bar on the street level (though, that would mean it would most likely not incorporate those shipping containers if it were part of a tall structure) and Bungalow on the second floor *which would mean that it wouldn’t reside in an actual bungalow). He owns the land at 90 to 92 Rainey Streets, as he told Austin Business Journal.

Texas Breweries’ Beer-to-Go Bill Updates
Even though one beer trade association — the Beer Alliance of Texas — backed the two bills which would legalize beer-to-go sales from Texas craft breweries, another one — Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas — is very much against the proposals. It will even go as far as filing its own potential bill which would require that those breweries add flow meters to see how much beer is being made based on the breweries’ federal tax payments, as the Chronicle reported.

Nancy's Hustle

2704 Polk Street, , TX 77003 (346) 571-7931 Visit Website


1722 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 416-1722 Visit Website


407 Main Street, , TX 77002 (713) 393-7868 Visit Website

The Container Bar

90 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 494-4120 Visit Website