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Hot Chicken Truck Closes in Downtown Austin

Tumble 22’s brick-and-mortar remains opens on Burnet Road, but it’s looking to open a second restaurant too

T22’s hot chicken
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Hot chicken spot Tumble 22 closed its only food truck location in downtown Austin within Star Bar on 600 West 6th Street. While the shutter happened in late April, its restaurant, T22 Chicken Joint, remains open on 7211 Burnet Road in Crestview.

Tumble 22/T22 from Salty Sow chef Harold Marmulstein is also expanding with a second restaurant somewhere in South Austin, as a T22 staffer informed Eater. Eventually, there will be anywhere between four to five T22 restaurants in Austin. That shuttered truck will be used for special events and catering.

Taking Tumble’s place at Star Bar is New York-based truck Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar with its second Austin location, which is now open as of late April too. The menu will feature its usual array of sausages like the chicken bratwurst, cheddar bratwurst, and kielbasa, paired various condiments, toppings, and meats. The sausages will also be used in the bar’s Bloody Marys.

Schaller’s at Star Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The original Schaller’s Austin truck on Congress Avenue remains open as well. There had been a truck had been positioned at 701 West Sixth Street (now where bar Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is) too. It had been planning on opening a physical restaurant on West 6th Street too, where Athenian Bar & Grill used to be, but those plans are nixed.

Marmulstein opened the hot chicken truck in 2017, followed by the restaurant in 2018.

Schaller’s opened in New York in 1937 as a butcher shop by founders Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber. Ferdinand’s grandson, Jeremy Schaller, took over eventually and opened the sausage bar/walk-up window in 2015. It expanded into Austin last summer.

Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar

102 1/2 West 3rd Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website

T22 Chicken Joint

7211 Burnet Road, , TX 78757 (512) 520-1998 Visit Website

Star Bar

600 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 477-8550 Visit Website

Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar [West Sixth]

600 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Visit Website

Tumble 22

600 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 550-6032 Visit Website