Austin cheese board and charcuterie company Spread & Co. is opening a restaurant dedicated to cheese, sandwiches, and wine at 1601 West 38th Street, Unit 1 starting sometime the fall, either in September or October, near the Rosedale neighborhood.
Spread & Co. will be helmed by chef Austin Ewald and Rosemary Ewald. Rosemary started the business in 2016 as a cheese board and charcuterie delivery business, and she also previously managed the original location of Lick Honest Ice Cream. Austin Ewald had been the head chef of upscale Mexican restaurant Grizzelda’s, and before that, he was the chef de cuisine at Texas-inspired Jacoby’s.
On deck are cheese, bread, sandwiches, and wine, with lots of dips, pickled items, jams, mustards, honey, crudites, and more. The restaurant’s social media accounts have been teasing pimento cheese and loaded toasts.
The restaurant is taking over what had been coffee shop Russell’s Bistro, which closed in 2018 (its sister restaurant Russell’s Bakery & Coffee Bar in Hancock remains open).