The Austin restaurant market is still showing no signs of slowing down, with another year of almost 200 restaurants opening around the city. Eater sorted through all of these openings to create a list of the 12 biggest restaurant openings of 2019.
The list is mostly expansions from established local favorites, like Dipdipdip Tatsu-ya, a new hotpot restaurant from the Tatsu-ya team (Kemuri Tatsu-ya, Ramen Tatsu-ya), and McGuire Moorman (Jeffrey’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe) taking over of local cafe and bakery Swedish Hill. Others were new projects from lauded local chefs, like Lenoir chefs Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher venturing into Goan territory with Vixen’s Wedding or Philip Speer (former pastry chef at Uchiko and chef of now-shuttered Bonhomie) teaming up with Gabe Erales for modern Mexican restaurant Comedor. The only true newcomers on the scene were east side Korean restaurant Oseyo and quality taco spot Nixta Taqueria.
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The openings are listed in chronological order. Share your favorite restaurant openings of the year within the comments or through the tipline.Read More