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Popular San Antonio Southeast Asian Seafood Restaurant Pauses Austin Expansion Plans

Austin kimchi cream cheese collaboration, plus more news

Crawfish from Pinch Boil House
Crawfish from Pinch Boil House
Pinch Boil House/Facebook
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.

San Antonio Restaurant’s Austin Plan Update
Unfortunately, popular San Antonio restaurant Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar, which had announced it was going to open in Austin at Plaza Saltillo this year, paused its plans for now. A rep for the restaurant told Eater that there were “some unexpected delays and changes occurred,” so the East Austin location isn’t happening anymore. Co-founders Andrew Ho and Sean Wen are currently looking for a new address, aiming to open sometime next year. The restaurant is known for its Vietnamese-Cajun seafood boils, as well as pan-Southeast Asian dishes like banh mi and Korean buffalo chicken wings.

Kimchi Cream Cheese Bagels
Austin shop Rockstar Bagels teamed up with Korean food truck Kimchi Jon’s on a new cream cheese collaboration. The result is kimchi cream cheese, where the plain spread is mixed with the truck’s fermented vegetables. It’s available at the bagel shop on Rosewood Avenue starting next week, Tuesday, July 16. The truck, which is now situated at Nomadic Beerworks in South Austin, will also serve the kimchi cream cheese from its truck later this month, featured in a bulgogi/egg/cheese sandwich and spicy Korean fried chicken sandwich.

Texas Wine List Awards
Several Texas restaurants made it to Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list of the year. While no Austin restaurants nabbed slots, there’s Fredericksburg restaurant Cabernet Grill and San Antonio’s Maverick Texas Brasserie.

Nomadic Beerworks

3804 Woodbury Drive, , TX 78704 (512) 587-9669 Visit Website


518 West 24th Street, , TX 78705 (512) 820-6611 Visit Website

Rockstar Bagels

1900 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1401 Visit Website