Domain Restaurant Shutter
Austin New American mini-chain Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen closed its fifth location at 11700 Domain Boulevard, Suite 148 in the Domain Northside as of Monday, January 27. The restaurant had opened in April 2019. According to a notice posted on the restaurant, the doors were locked because the “tenant failed to open for business” on Sunday, January 26, and had told the landlord that “it did not intend to continue to operate at the Premises.” That broke the leasing contract, because there was a clause in the lease where the “Tenant promised to continuously conduct and carry on its business in the entire Premises throughout the term of the Lease and to not leave the Premises vacant.” The result is that Grove isn’t allowed back into the Domain restaurant until it resolves the situation. The letter, addressed to Grove co-founder Beth Selbe Lasita, was written by the Deitch Law Offices representing the landlord Domain Northside Retail Property.
Someone broke into farmers market stand and deli Mum Foods’s food truck on Stassney Lane over the weekend and stole 300 pounds of meat, according to WRBL. Taken were pastrami, brisket, chicken, sausage, a Yeti cooler, tables, butcher paper, and rubber gloves. The meats were estimated to be valued at approximately $2,500, as co-founder Geoff Ellis told WRBL. The burglary, which was captured on a security camera, happened around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, January, 25. Any tips are welcomed.
Food Truck News
Peruvian truck Killa Wasi moved from its original location at 828 Airport Boulevard in Govalle to join southeast Austin brewery Independence Brewing Co. at 3913 Todd Lane. Its new hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Then, East Cesar Chavez restaurant Jacoby’s brought back its burger truck. The lunchtime truck is found to the east of the 3235 East Cesar Chavez Street restaurant. The menu features all sorts of burgers, from the classic to pimento to vegetarian, as well as fries, desserts, and sodas. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Austin organization Urban American Farmer is hosting a two-night dinner showcasing the badger flame beet. The bright beet was created by the Row 7 Seed Company and Blue Hill chef Dan Barber. Participating chefs are Comedor’s Philip Speer and Gabe Erales, Dallas’s Matt McAllister of Homewood, Houston’s Chris Shepard, Cara Stadler of several Portland, Maine restaurants, and Lenoir’s Todd Duplechan. The event will also include speakers such as Rich Shih of Koji Alchemy and Charlotte Langley of Scout Canning. The dinners will take place on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31 at the Distribution Hall on 1500 East Fourth Street at 7 p.m. Tickets are $160.