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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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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.

The Odd Duck

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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."

Michi Ramen

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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.

Buzz Mill

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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.

Jeffrey's

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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.

Barlata

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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.

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.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

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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.

The Container Bar

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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."

School House Pub

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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.

Liberty Kitchen

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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.

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Craft Pride

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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.

Qui

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Mettle

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.

The Odd Duck

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."

Michi Ramen

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.

Buzz Mill

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.

Jeffrey's

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.

Barlata

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.

Motel

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.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

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.

The Container Bar

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."

School House Pub

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.

Liberty Kitchen

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.

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Craft Pride

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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