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Barfly’s Neighborhood Pizza Restaurant Is Closing in North Loop

Sandwich and chicken wing truck Cluck-n-Burger is taking over the Airport Boulevard address

The outside patio at restaurant Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery/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.

Turntable Eatery, the neighborhood restaurant up on North Loop, is closing on 5111 Airport Boulevard on Wednesday, July 31. Taking over the address for its very first physical restaurant is sandwich and chicken truck Cluck-n-Burger, aiming to open in the fall, ideally September.

Turntable Eatery, from the team behind popular dive bar Barfly, didn’t give a reason for its shuttering in its Facebook announcement yesterday. It did note that their “employees have been offered other positions at many of the other establishments in the company.” Owner Marcos Canchola also runs Violet Crown Social Club, Mugshots, Hideout Pub, Bender Bar, and Pour House Pints and Pies.

The restaurant, which actually took over the eight-year-old House Pizzeria, opened in May 2018.

Cluck’s menu spans sandwiches like burgers, Buffalo chicken, and smoked salmon; various sauced chicken wings at varying heat levels from lemon-pepper to peach-jalapeno to the “Hot AF;” and snacks like chips, queso, and chicken corn dogs.

Cluck-n-Burger co-owners and co-founders Aaron and Kassandra Esserman opened Cluck-n-Burger in January 2018 and won food truck competition Trucklandia Fest later that same fall. Once the North Loop restaurant opens, its food truck locations at the Violet Crown Social Club (taking over what had been Chi’lantro) and South Austin Beer Garden will remain open.

Turntable Eatery

5111 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 599-4321 Visit Website


5111 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 520-8012 Visit Website