Hotelier Liz Lambert’s Bunkhouse has taken over operations of the newly revamped Austin Motel, and with it the dining and drinking destination, re-branded as Fine Foods.
Fine Foods will serve a roster of cocktails and retro punches that include The Dean (vodka, cranberry, cherry syrup, lemon lime soda), the Ann Richard’s Revenge (rums, apricot syrup, pineapple juice, and lime juice), Playboys Punch (bourbon, Earl Gray tea, orange, lemon, citrus, simple syrup, bitters), and the Cold Fashioned, a frozen old fashioned. Check the Fine Foods drink menu here.
“Like the Austin Motel itself, this menu is fun, new, fresh, and a little bit weird,” Fine Foods and Austin Motel bar manager Breezy Mayo said. “Yet, it still maintains the understanding of the importance of the city’s history and the culture of never taking itself too seriously.”
Food is sold from the adjacent Jo’s Burger Box, with a menu of burgers (including a veggie burger), fries and onion rings designed by Lambert’s brother and Lamberts Downtown Barbecue co-founder Lou Lambert.
Fine Foods celebrates its grand opening Friday with a free party open to the public, featuring frozen drinks, vintage-themed punches, live music from John Powell and a DJ. Following the grand opening, Fine Foods will be open 11 a.m. to midnight Friday to Sunday 3 p.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday.
Jo’s Burger Box is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Friday.