Jacoby’s Opening, ‘Vegas,’ Austin History and more
Mathew o. | 8/27
FOOD: Jacoby’s comforting spot above the Colorado River.
The surprise view is sensational. The rushing Colorado River below Longhorn Dam. A green cliff leads to it. Diners at the new Jacoby’s on far East Cesar Chavez Street can drink in this vision after passing rustic patio tables laid out with country-influenced settings. Because of the elevation and shade, the spot was cool and refreshing on a late August afternoon. The
food? Creative takes on comfort fare. This is the brainchild of Adam Jacoby, who grew up in West Texas ranch country, and Kris Swift, who has been working for years with East Austin artisans and included a super-cool take on a “mercantile” shop in this former electrical repair shop. Jacoby and Swift make quite a team. Jacoby’s opens up a whole new frontier for eastside dining.