With temperatures topping 100 degrees, it might not feel like fall, but Austin’s fall restaurant season is already off to a running start. Several long-anticipated projects preparing to open their doors, and many more new dining options are well underway. Modern Southern Olamaie will finally (finally!) open their doors later this month, and new projects from both the Uchi team and chef duo Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki are hot on their heels.
Looking further ahead, cult-inspiring burger chain Shake Shack’s first Texas location will launch by the end of 2014. Read on for the latest updates on what’s shaping up to be a busy, buzzy fall.
Address: 3235 E. Cesar Chavez
Major Players: Adam Jacoby, Kris Swift, Phillip Anderson
The Situation: Adam Jacoby’s family restaurant in Melvin, TX serves as inspiration for this new outpost on East Cesar Chavez. The ranch-to-table menu will feature beef from the family’s ranch and other seasonal preparations.
Projected Opening: August 20