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A360blast: openings, closings and coming soon

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Open: Tarka, the third location of the fast-casual Indian restaurant at 2525 W. Anderson Lane. 323-0955, tarkaindiankitchen.com.

Open: Weather Up, the first Austin bar from Kathryn Weatherup, who runs several successful eponymous bars in New York City. The cocktail bar at 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St. doesn't have a website or phone number, yet.

Moved: Southern Hospitality has moved to 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, the site of a former Souper Salad, and with the move comes new operating hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 458-4679, sohosfoods.us.

Chef change: Fino and Asti executive Jason Donoho has left to pursue an as-yet-unnamed opportunity, and longtime chef de cuisine, Andrew MacArthur, is set to replace him. Under MacArthur's leadership, Fino is rolling out a roster of new summer plates that include tomato and burrata salad with cumin vinaigrette and herbs, carrot anglonetti with lemon, nutmeg and crème fraîche, and crispy pork belly with green chickpeas, orange and radish.

Chef change: Former Trace executive chef Paul Hargrove has moved east and will oversee day-to-day operations at chef Sonya Cote's East Side Showroom.

Chef change: Tyler Johnson, who ran Along Came a Slider trailer before opening Bacon, has taken the executive chef position at Hugos Restaurant and Tequila Bar.

Upcoming food and wine events

¦ A slew of restaurants has added brunch in recent months, including Uncle Billy's at the Oasis (476-0100, UncleBillysRooftop.com), which is hosting a gospel brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday throughout the summer. (The music part of the series is curated by former Statesman music writer Michael Corcoran.) Chedd's, the grilled cheese shop in the Triangle that also offers free delivery (323-0989, chedds.com) is launching its brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by giving away mimosas on the inaugural day this weekend. When Eleven Plates & Wine's new chef Joe Anguiano joined the restaurant earlier this year, he created a new brunch menu, which also features summery cocktails from beverage director Ike Johnson (328-0110, elevenplates.com). At Thai Fresh (494-6436, thai-fresh.com), Sunday brunch was the first meal to switch to the cook-to-order format, which is now how the restaurant operates for both lunch and dinner.

¦ At 7 p.m. Monday, Jack Allen's Kitchen is teaming with the new 4.0 Cellars to showcase the wines of the founding wineries: McPherson, Brennan and Lost Oak. The five-course wine dinner costs $65 per person. Reservations at 852-8558 or banquets@jackallenskitchen.com.

¦ Cafe Malta is continuing its Tour de Forks series with a dinner on Tuesday that will feature a four-course meal ($25 a person) inspired by the food of Croatia. You can find the menu and make reservations at 853-9584 or cafemaltaaustin.com.

¦ Urban Roots, the nonprofit that uses agriculture to teach life skills to farm interns ages 14 to 17, has announced its annual summer lunch series, in which the interns pair with local chefs to prepare a fundraiser lunch that is open to the public at the farm, 7651 Delwau Lane. On June 15, Jessica Maher from Lenoir and Teresa Wilson from Aquarelle will work with the students, followed by Rene Ortiz of La Condesa on June 22, Jam Sanitchat of Thai Fresh on June 29 and Barley Swine's Bryce Gilmore on July 6. These lunches generally sell out quickly (each has a suggested donation of $15), so RSVP ahead of time by sending an email to communitylunch@urbanrootsatx.org with the date you'd like to attend.