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New Pan-Asian Restaurant Is Opening on East Riverside

Downtown Austin is getting another juice bar, plus more news

Duck on lemongrass skewers on a bed of greens
Duck on lemongrass skewers from 1618 Asian Fusion
1618 Asian Fusion/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.

New Pan-Asian Restaurant Opening
1618 Asian Fusion, a new pan-Asian restaurant on 1620 East Riverside Drive in the Riverside neighborhood, is opening soon. Dishes range from duck on lemongrass skewers, charcoal-grilled Vietnamese lemongrass lamb, garlic water spinach, egg rolls, cold noodles, etc. There is a limited event previewing the restaurant today, but it’s sold out already.

Downtown Juice Bar
Austin juice bar chain JuiceLand is opening another location, this time in the western area of downtown at 607 West 3rd Street, next door to recently opened coffee shop Intelligentsia. There’s no word on when it will open.

Austin’s Bar Bouncers
Drinks publication Punch highlighted three Austin bar bouncers — Billy Milano of Nickel City, Moe Martin of Volstead Lounge, and Marina Lebedeva of Mohawk. Milano was involved with the New York hardcore punk scene in the ’80s, Martin trained as a kickboxer, and Lebedeva literally whipped someone who hit her on a scooter.

Food & Wine Grants
Austin Food & Wine Alliance is accepting applications for its annual grants. The nine specific available grants, totaling $70,000, include the Alamo Gives for Mobile Businesses to a food/drink truck, Tito’s Handmade Entrepreneur Grant to a businessperson who experienced difficulties, and the Gina Burchenal Grant to a woman-led business, among others. The deadline is Tuesday, October 15, with the winners announced in early December.

Anniversary Drink Specials
East Sixth Street bar the Brixton is celebrating its tenth birthday by offering cheap drinks through the end of November. This means $2 draft Coors, $2.25 cans of Lone Star, $4 Tito’s, and more.


607 West 3rd Street, , TX 78703 Visit Website

1618 Asian Fusion

1618 East Riverside Drive, , TX 78741 (512) 462-9999 Visit Website

Nickel City

212 South Main Street, , TX 76104 (512) 987-4294 Visit Website

The Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 666-0877 Visit Website

The Brixton

1412 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 370-2749 Visit Website


120 East 4th Street, , TX 78701 (737) 300-2120 Visit Website

JuiceLand [West Third]

607 West 3rd Street, Austin, Texas 78703 Visit Website