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Here Are Austin's Most Anticipated Bar, Brewery & Restaurant Openings Of Early-ish '13, Mapped

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It's 2013, and time to look forward to a new crop of highly anticipated restaurants opening in town, from a number of the city's best-respected chefs, venue owners and trendsetters. From Paul Qui to Bridget Dunlap to Bryce Gilmore to, of course, ramen, here's Eater Austin's lowdown on what's going in where during the first half of 2013. (Fingers crossed, naturally.)


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1600 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Top Chef winner and East Side King royalty Paul Qui's flagship restaurant, Qui, has set a vague "Spring 2013" opening date, but that hasn't stopped his many Austin fans from frothing in anticipation. Congress veteran June Rodil will act as general manager of Qui, which will feature a 50-or-so seat dining room (no reservations!) and a much smaller, izakaya-esque area serving a tasting menu. [Rendering: a parallel]

2. Mettle

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507 Calles Street, Govalle Shopping Center
Austin, TX 78702
The woman behind the explosive bar developement in and around Rainey Street, Bridget Dunlap, has turned her eye toward the culinary side of things with Mettle, an east side spot with former Olivia chef Andrew Francisco in the kitchen. Projected opening date? "Late January," sayeth the Statesman.

3. The Odd Duck

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1219 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
Barley Swine chef Bryce Gilmore built his name in town with the now-defunct Odd Duck food truck; he'll resurrect the truck as a 120-seat brick-and-mortar in the new Gibson Flats development (the site of the original truck, in fact) in "late spring."

4. Michi Ramen

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6519 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752
The ramen trend in Austin doesn't show any signs of cooling off, as evidenced by the anticipation behind the Michi Ramen food truck's brick-and-mortar location, set to open in mid-January.

5. Buzz Mill

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1505 Town Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78741
Will the Buzz Mill, a 24-hour coffee shop, beer joint and barbecue truck host, help usher in a new era of destination drinking and dining on East Riverside? We'll know after its grand opening January 19th.

6. Jeffrey's

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1204 West Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703
Cheftrepreneur Larry McGuire took over Clarksville culinary landmark Jeffrey's last year, and has spent months working on his plans to revamp one of Austin's oldest dining spots. He tells Eater Austin the opening date is a "moving target," but sister restaurant Josephine House, opening in late January, may be a peek at what's to come.

7. Barlata

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1500 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX
Spanish-born chef Daniel Olivella, owner of San Francisco's B44 and Barlata, has been teasing Austinites with a location of the latter restaurant for a couple of years. Barlata Austin will go into the new Post South Lamar development this year--though breath-holding isn't especially advised.

8. Motel

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1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
Bar Congress veteran Adam Bryan says Motel will be a neighborhood bar with "proper" cocktails, mid-century design and a spacious patio. Originally set to open last summer, Motel will hopefully be ready for drinkers-in-residence this spring.

9. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

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1305 West Oltorf Street
Austin, TX 78704
The brainchild of Uncle Billy's craft beer-brewing vets, the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company has just secured its location smack dab in the middle of the 78704. Co-owner Mark Jensen tells Eater Austin they're hoping for a late spring, early summer opening.

10. The Container Bar

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90 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701
Container Bar is bar owner Bridget Dunlap's last stand on Rainey Street, and its opening has been pushed back multiple times over the past few years. The latest? It'll open in "April or May."

11. School House Pub

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2207 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722
If all goes to plan, the School House Pub is set to beer up Manor Road in February, brought to you by the folks behind beloved taco stop Mi Madre's.

12. Liberty Kitchen

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507 Pressler Street
Austin, TX 78703
From the culinary expertise of Houston's Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Brc Gastropub and Petite Sweets and the design mind of Michael Hsu comes an Austin location of Liberty Kitchen, set to open in "summer 2013," according to executive chef Lance W. Fegen.

13. NO VA

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87 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701
Chef Brad Sorenson, a Next Food Network Star contestant and former ASTI chef, will open NO VA in April. The restaurant, designed by local aesthetic bigwig Joel Mozersky, will serve upscale, locally sourced American-style bar food. [Photo: Downtown Austin Blog]

14. Craft Pride

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61 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701
Craft Pride ("Proudly serving beer crafted by Texas") is set to open on Rainey Street sometime in February, with 54 taps and 2 cask engines.

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1. Qui

1600 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Top Chef winner and East Side King royalty Paul Qui's flagship restaurant, Qui, has set a vague "Spring 2013" opening date, but that hasn't stopped his many Austin fans from frothing in anticipation. Congress veteran June Rodil will act as general manager of Qui, which will feature a 50-or-so seat dining room (no reservations!) and a much smaller, izakaya-esque area serving a tasting menu. [Rendering: a parallel]
1600 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702

2. Mettle

507 Calles Street, Govalle Shopping Center, Austin, TX 78702
The woman behind the explosive bar developement in and around Rainey Street, Bridget Dunlap, has turned her eye toward the culinary side of things with Mettle, an east side spot with former Olivia chef Andrew Francisco in the kitchen. Projected opening date? "Late January," sayeth the Statesman.
507 Calles Street, Govalle Shopping Center
Austin, TX 78702

3. The Odd Duck

1219 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
Barley Swine chef Bryce Gilmore built his name in town with the now-defunct Odd Duck food truck; he'll resurrect the truck as a 120-seat brick-and-mortar in the new Gibson Flats development (the site of the original truck, in fact) in "late spring."
1219 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

4. Michi Ramen

6519 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78752
The ramen trend in Austin doesn't show any signs of cooling off, as evidenced by the anticipation behind the Michi Ramen food truck's brick-and-mortar location, set to open in mid-January.
6519 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752

5. Buzz Mill

1505 Town Creek Drive, Austin, TX 78741
Will the Buzz Mill, a 24-hour coffee shop, beer joint and barbecue truck host, help usher in a new era of destination drinking and dining on East Riverside? We'll know after its grand opening January 19th.
1505 Town Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78741

6. Jeffrey's

1204 West Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703
Cheftrepreneur Larry McGuire took over Clarksville culinary landmark Jeffrey's last year, and has spent months working on his plans to revamp one of Austin's oldest dining spots. He tells Eater Austin the opening date is a "moving target," but sister restaurant Josephine House, opening in late January, may be a peek at what's to come.
1204 West Lynn St
Austin, TX 78703

7. Barlata

1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
Spanish-born chef Daniel Olivella, owner of San Francisco's B44 and Barlata, has been teasing Austinites with a location of the latter restaurant for a couple of years. Barlata Austin will go into the new Post South Lamar development this year--though breath-holding isn't especially advised.
1500 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX

8. Motel

1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
Bar Congress veteran Adam Bryan says Motel will be a neighborhood bar with "proper" cocktails, mid-century design and a spacious patio. Originally set to open last summer, Motel will hopefully be ready for drinkers-in-residence this spring.
1902 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

9. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

1305 West Oltorf Street, Austin, TX 78704
The brainchild of Uncle Billy's craft beer-brewing vets, the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company has just secured its location smack dab in the middle of the 78704. Co-owner Mark Jensen tells Eater Austin they're hoping for a late spring, early summer opening.
1305 West Oltorf Street
Austin, TX 78704

10. The Container Bar

90 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
Container Bar is bar owner Bridget Dunlap's last stand on Rainey Street, and its opening has been pushed back multiple times over the past few years. The latest? It'll open in "April or May."
90 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

11. School House Pub

2207 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
If all goes to plan, the School House Pub is set to beer up Manor Road in February, brought to you by the folks behind beloved taco stop Mi Madre's.
2207 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722

12. Liberty Kitchen

507 Pressler Street, Austin, TX 78703
From the culinary expertise of Houston's Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Brc Gastropub and Petite Sweets and the design mind of Michael Hsu comes an Austin location of Liberty Kitchen, set to open in "summer 2013," according to executive chef Lance W. Fegen.
507 Pressler Street
Austin, TX 78703

13. NO VA

87 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
Chef Brad Sorenson, a Next Food Network Star contestant and former ASTI chef, will open NO VA in April. The restaurant, designed by local aesthetic bigwig Joel Mozersky, will serve upscale, locally sourced American-style bar food. [Photo: Downtown Austin Blog]
87 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

14. Craft Pride

61 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
Craft Pride ("Proudly serving beer crafted by Texas") is set to open on Rainey Street sometime in February, with 54 taps and 2 cask engines.
61 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

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