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San Francisco Sandwich Chain Quickly Opens Second Austin Location

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Snack Bar owners are crowdfunding their new restaurant, plus more news

Sandwiches from Ike’s
Sandwiches from Ike’s
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches [Official]

San Francisco Sandwich Restaurant Opening
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the San Francisco-based chain known for its sauce-drenched sandwiches, quickly opened its second Austin location down in Sunset Valley at 5207 Brodie Lane, Suite 210 this month. The menu will feature two location-only sandwiches: the Jimmy and Christy with roast beef, the brand’s flaming barbecue sauce, and pepperjack cheese; and the Higgins, which is the vegetarian version made with vegan turkey. It will celebrate the opening by giving out free sandwiches to the first 50 people on Thursday, June 27 and its founder Ike Shehadeh and his business partner Mark Appel (aka former pitcher for the Houston minor league team) will be there too. Ike’s first Austin-area restaurant opened in May up in Cedar Park.

Crowdfunding Cherrywood Restaurant
The owners of the former Snack Bar on South Congress are raising funds for their new restaurant through GoFundMe. Bethany Andrée and Karl Gilkey have been working on opening Bobo’s Snack Bar in the Cherrywood neighborhood since last summer , but the project has been delayed because of health issues, general permitting and contractor issues. They’re looking to raise $25,000 to help buy equipment and supplies.

Open Container Laws in Austin
Yes, people can around with open containers of beer (at least) in many Austin neighborhoods, as KUT found out, as long as there is no signage prohibiting it.

Willie Nelson’s Movie Screening and Dinner
Austin legend Willie Nelson is hosting a screening of his western film Red Headed Stranger right on the set of the movie at his ranch in Luck, Texas on Saturday, July 6. The event will include a Q&A with Nelson and other film cast and crew, and a dinner cooked by Dai Due’s Jesse Griffiths. Alas, tickets are all sold out already.

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