Steak Chain Opening
Restaurant chain Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is opening its second Austin location up in the Domain Northside starting on Thursday, May 16. Expect the same menu, which includes steaks carved tableside, desserts on fire, and large Friday lunch pork chops for $14.95. The 11801 Domain Boulevard restaurant is large, with four private dining spaces and a patio. Its hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Taco Family Medical Funds
Taco trailer Taqueria Mi Trailita is raising money for for medical funds after its patriarch Tomas Salinas Rodriguez was severely hit by a car at the end of April. It’s looking to raise $20,000 to help with physical therapy and other funds since he won’t be able to work.
Hudson Bend restaurant 827 Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar is revamping completely with a new name and menu. It will be called Texas Street Grill, and it will still serve steaks and seafood. It will open on Saturday, June 1.
Several Austin restaurants will not include tuna on its menus on Tuesdays from May through August as part of the Time Out for Tuna Campaign, led by Japanese restaurant Lucky Robot. It’s to promote sustainable seafood awareness and the increasingly reduced numbers of tuna. Partial sales of the days will be given to the Ocean Conservancy. Other participating restaurants include Italian restaurant Olive & June, seafood restaurant Monger’s, and American restaurant Cipollina.
Austin Restaurateur Oversees Missouri Food Hall
The founder of Austin fried chicken sandwich drive-thru Flyrite Chicken, Kevin Warden, is now the CEO of Menlo Food Labs LLC., a company that creates restaurants for developments. As part of his new role, he is helping out with a new food hall found outside and is leading a food hall outside of Kansas City, Missouri, which is being designed by Austin architect Michael Hsu.