Openings, closings & coming soon
• Moving: The South Austin location of Kerbey Lane Cafe has moved from its home at 2700 S. Lamar Blvd. and reopened just down the road at 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., which formerly housed a Blockbuster Video. The new location offers more than double the seating capacity of the previous South Lamar location, making it the second largest of the local chain's five restaurants. Designed by architect Richard Weiss, the new restaurant features a clean, modern design with retro diner elements and three separate dining areas. 445-4451, kerbeylanecafe.com.
• Open: Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar. The turnaround from La Sombra at 4800 Burnet Road was quick, and the new Italian restaurant run by the same owners has reopened in the same space as their Peruvian restaurant that closed last month. In addition to daily dinner service , the restaurant is adding lunch every day but Saturday starting on Monday . 458-1100, gustoitaliankitchen.com.
• Open: Corner Bar, a bar at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and West Mary Street.
• Opening Wednesday : Fresh Plus Grocery, the third location of the local grocery store chain at 2917 W. Anderson Lane in Allandale, which formerly housed Sprouts and Sun Harvest.
• Closed: True Grits Grill, the restaurant in Jonestown at 18645 FM 1431, closed last month.
• Closing Saturday: Counter Culture, the vegan food truck at 120 E. North Loop Blvd. is closing this weekend so the owners can focus on the brick-and-mortar restaurant at 2337 E. Cesar Chavez St. that is scheduled to open in March. countercultureaustin.com.
UPCOMING FOOD AND WINE EVENTS
• Tonight at 7:30, Cru (238 W. Second St.) is hosting a wine and food pairing with Burgess Cellars. Four pairings of Burgess wine and food from Cru for $35. cruawinebar.com.
• Sullivan's Steakhouse (300 Colorado St.) is hosting a Prohibition party starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Prohibition-style cocktails, live music, cocktail specials and a costume contest. sullivansteakhouse.com,
• At 7 p.m. Sunday, East Side Show Room and The Homegrown Revival chef Sonya Coté and the HOPE Farmers Market are teaming up for a five-course supper club dinner at the site of the farmers' market at East Fifth and Waller streets. This is the first of a series of dinners that will benefit the market. The theme? "The Story of the Goat." Tickets ($65, bring your own beverages) at eventbee.com/v/hopefm-supperclub.
• Richard and Bunny Becker, who have run Becker Vineyards since the early 1990s, are the featured guests at a wine dinner showcasing their wines at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hill Top Café, a restaurant just north of Fredericksburg. The dinner costs $75 plus tax and gratuity per person, and you can make reservations by calling 830-997-8922 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• For the past 10 years, the Blair House Inn, 100 W. Spoke Hill Drive in Wimberley, has hosted vintner dinners every Saturday in January and February. Blair House chef Norris Sebastian creates a five-course menu to pair with a Texas winery. Usually, the winemakers or vineyard owners are there to talk about their wines. The wineries scheduled to be featured are Woodrose Winery on Saturday, Solaro Estate on Feb. 4, McReynolds on Feb. 11, Pleasant Hill on a special Valentine's night dinner, Dry Comal Creek on Feb. 18 and Driftwood Estate on Feb. 25. For details and reservations, call (512) 847-1111, email email@example.com or visit blairhousespa.com.
- Addie Broyles and Matthew Odam