Austin Cuban sandwich pop-up-turned-truck-turned-pop-up-again Oye Chico is back in food truck form this week. It’ll be parked at Montopolis cafe and bar Ani’s Day & Night starting on Tuesday, July 24. Owner and chef Carlos Suarez’s menu include the classic Cuban sandwich, plus new dishes like a burger and a fried chicken sandwich. Suarez started Oye in 2021 as a pop-up and then opened up the trailer in August 2022 parked at Better Half. That closed later in November, but then he restarted pop-ups that same month. Its hours will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and then from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Restaurant summer vacations
East Austin Mexican restaurant Joe’s Bakery is going to go on summer vacation from Monday, July 24 through Monday, July 31. It’ll reopen on Wednesday, August 2 with an event honoring the restaurant’s recent James Beard America’s Classic Restaurant Award with a proclamation from the city awarded by Councilmember Jose Valasquez at 7:30 a.m. that day.
Coming restaurant attraction
A new American diner-slash-tavern is opening in far South Austin later this year. Cherry Creek-adjacent the Local will debut near the Cherry Creek neighborhood at 9901 Brodie Lane, Suite 120, sometime in summer or fall, as reported by Community Impact. The all-day restaurant will serve breakfast (think biscuits, eggs, etc.), lunch (salads, sandwiches), dinner (burgers, casseroles), and cocktails including alcoholic milkshakes.