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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Openings/closings/events: Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Round Rock, plus new food finds at ACL Music Fest



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Openings/closings/events: Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Round Rock, plus new food finds at ACL Music Fest photo
Jack Gilmore has opened the second location of his popular Jack Allen’s Kitchen restaurant, which started in Oak Hill but is now serving patrons in Round Rock, too.
Openings/closings/events: Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Round Rock, plus new food finds at ACL Music Fest photo
Tiff’s Treats has created a new dessert called The Tiffblitz, which is ice cream mixed with brownies and cookies, topped with cookie crumbles. It’s a decadent treat for an over-the-top music festival.

By Addie Broyles

American-Statesman Staff

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Jack Allen’s Kitchen, the second location of the restaurant from chef Jack Gilmore, at 2500 Hoppe Trail in Round Rock. Like the original location in Oak Hill, Gilmore’s Round Rock JAK will feature Southern food with a Texas flair, using as many local and seasonal ingredients as Gilmore and Chris TenEyck, who will serve as executive chef of the new location, can get their hands on. 215-0372, jackallenskitchen.com

Clark’s Oyster Bar, the newest restaurant from chef Larry McGuire and his restaurant group, at 1200 W. Sixth St. The restaurant, which will be open for lunch and dinner, also features a full bar. clarksoysterbar.com

El Monumento, an upscale Mexican restaurant at 205 W. Second St. from the owners of Monument Cafe and Biergarten in Georgetown. (512) 591-7866, themonumentcafe.com.

The Pizza Bistro at 12001 Burnet Road and 2401 Lake Austin Blvd. The former Mangia Pizza restaurants are now open under new management and are serving “Italian cuisine with an Austin flair.” 832-5550 and 478-6600, pizzabistro.com

Rock a Dive, a food trailer at 1901 S. Lamar Blvd. from Collin Treanor, who once ran Collin B’s Bistro & Wine Room in Central Austin.

The Steeping Room (opening Monday), the second location of the locally owned tea shop and store at 4400 N. Lamar Blvd. thesteepingroom.com

Closed

Sobani Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1700 RM 620, is closed for “a short time so that we may remodel both the restaurant and the menu.” For updates, go to sobani620.com.

La Reyna, the Mexican restaurant at 1816 S. First St.

UPCOMING FOOD AND WINE EVENTS

You can’t attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival without hitting up the ever-evolving food court, and even if you aren’t planning to attend, you can catch a few food-related side parties over the next few days.

David Bull of Second Bar & Kitchen will be stepping out from behind the VIP tent to serve some 20,000 bánh mì sandwiches, with the help of students from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Popular food trucks Chi’lantro and Luke’s Inside Out will also join the food court. The team behind the Judge’s Hill Restaurant and Bar will serve up pulled puerco pibil sandwiches with jicama coleslaw and house-made pickles and vegetarian arepas.

The HOPE Farmers’ Market will return for a pop-up version of its Sunday market with vendors including Gardener’s Feast, Lamba’s Royal Indian Food, Pate Letelier, Cazamance and The Seedling Truck.

Tiff’s Treats has created a new product for this year’s festival: The Tiffblitz, a serving of fresh-baked brownies and chocolate chip cookie chunks mixed with Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream that is topped with sugar cookie crumbles. For an extra $1, you can get a warm chocolate chip cookie on top. For the rest of the food court line-up, go to aclfestival.com/experience/food.

You don’t need a wristband to check out the Jarritos Flavor Festival, taking place at Barton Springs Saloon, 424 S. Lamar Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday featuring luchador wrestlers and free Jarritos. The trailers, which include Bufalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon and Blue Dog Pizza, at South First Food Court, 603 W. Live Oak St., are hosting their own free South Austin City Limits event with live music from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Fino chef Andrew MacArthur and bar manager Francisco Terrazas have teamed up to create a five-course Tapas and Sherry dinner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. To make a reservation (the dinner costs $45 per person), call 474-2905.
  • Trio, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., is hosting a five-course dinner ($125, reservations at 685-8300) featuring Nebbiolo wines from Marchesi di Grésy at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • There are still tickets available to the Outstanding in the Field dinner with chef Todd Duplechan of Lenoir slated for Oct. 26 at Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga Ave. Tickets cost $200 and can be purchased at outstandinginthefield.com.
  • Austinites Stacy Yamaoka and Rhonda Rougeau started a new monthly supper club earlier this year called Supper Club Austin, and this month’s five-course dinner at 7 p.m. on Monday will be prepared by Ek Timrerk and Thai Changthong of Spin Modern Thai. The location will be announced a few days before the dinner, but you can make reservations (tickets cost $50) through the Facebook page, facebook.com/SupperClubAustin.

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