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Austin’s First Major League Soccer Stadium Will Feature Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

The soccer stadium will feature locally made barbecue, tacos, and kolaches

Breakfast tacos from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Breakfast tacos from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ/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.

Austin is getting its first Major League Soccer team this year — Austin FC — and its stadium just announced its initial food and drinks lineup. When the Q2 stadium opens in the North Burnet neighborhood at 10414 McKalla Place in June, the concessions will feature a bunch of Austin restaurants, including:

Also on deck are locations of Austin-based chains Pluckers Wings Bar, Tacodeli, and DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks.

The stadium will also offer a rotating restaurant — the Austin Table — in partnership with culinary school Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts as a way of highlighting minority-owned local businesses.

Then, under 512 Food Co., the stadium’s newly formed hospitality company in conjunction with sports and entertainment hospitality distributor Levy, there will be several stadium-only restaurants, led by executive chef Sam Boisjoly (who has previously worked overseeing the concessions at the AT&T Center in San Antonio). These include

  • Hot dog and sausage restaurant ATX Doghouse
  • Grilllove & Oak Hill Grill, with smash burgers, chicken tenders, and fries
  • Sports bar-ish restaurants Eastside Easts and Munchies, both with nachos, chili dogs, pretzels, and sausages
  • Queso Fountain, which is most likely not an actual queso fountain, but rather a restaurant with several quesos available

Likewise, there are three grab-and-go markets:

  • ATX Mrkt and Austin City Goods, which will include Valentina’s barbecue sandwiches as well as fruit, snacks, and vegan and vegetarian options.
  • El Mercado, which will feature Mmmpanadas and Tamale Addiction items

As for drinks, there will be several bars throughout the stadium, including that beer hall (which will highlight Austin breweries), two beer bars dedicated to Michelob Ultra, that Captain Morgan lounge, a Bulleit bar, as well as areas for Austin Eastciders, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Dr Pepper, and other beers and nonalcoholic beverages.

Q2 Stadium

10414 McKalla Place, Austin, Texas 78758 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

11500 Menchaca Road, , TX 78748 (512) 221-4248 Visit Website