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Austin Sandwich Institution Gourmands Is Closing

There’s time for final sandwiches, soups, and beers before the 11-year-old restaurant/bar’s last day sometime in December

A split hoagie sandwich.
A sandwich from Gourmands.
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.

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, one of Austin’s sandwich and pub institutions, is closing. The 2316 Webberville Road restaurant will have its last day around Christmas-time in December.

The pub was known for its epic sandwiches and soups. Of the former, there’s the iconic Orgy sandwich, full of hot-peppered pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and sauce on pumpernickel rye bread slices; the Second Deadly Sin with smoked turkey, bacon, fried avocado, Swiss cheese, plus the usual sandwich vegetables and green goddess mayonnaise; and the Foghorn Leghorn with a chunky chicken salad. Soups are served in bread bowls, ranging from the also iconic broccoli cheese to the clam chowder to the vegan spicy black bean soup. There’s also a great beer selection, with lots of Central Texas brewery options.

A staffer at Gourmands confirmed the eventual shutter over the phone. They also said that a restaurant group is taking over the space, but didn’t know further details. Eater has reached out for more information.

Co-founders and couples Caitlin Shea and Benjamin Siewert, and Tiffany and Mike Russell opened Gourmands exactly 11 years ago to the date on October 28, 2011. They wanted to operate a family-run pub with easy beers and food. Before the restaurant/bar, the Webberville address had been home to a Tejano bar.

(h/t Reddit)

Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 (512) 610-2031 Visit Website