Openings/Closings: Gatti's new fast-casual concept closes, Soup Peddler/Juiceland hybrid opens second location
By Addie Broyles
Open: Juicebox & Soup Peddler, the second location of the hybrid soup/sandwich/smoothie/juice shop from David Ansel of The Soup Peddler and Matt Shook of Juiceland at 501 W. Mary St. 447-7687, souppeddler.com/juicebox.
Open: The Pizza Shop, a food trailer at 1906 S. First St. serving Brooklyn-style pizza. Search "The Pizza Shop ATX" on Facebook, 851-7245.
Open: Gonzo Juice and Salads, a trailer at 1506 S. First St. serving smoothies and milkshakes, wraps, hot sandwiches and salads. 782-0392, gonzojuice.com.
Opening Monday: Corner Bakery Cafe, the second Central Texas location of the fast-casual restaurant chain at 220 N. Interstate 35 in Round Rock. 582-8938, cornerbakeycafe.com.
Reopen: Kerbey Lane Café on Guadalupe Street had been closed for remodeling since Memorial Day, but the restaurant reopened this week. In other Kerbey Lane news, each of the five locations will be accepting donations for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas during the month of July. For every two cans customers bring in, they'll receive $1, up to 10 cans. You can also make a cash donation at the restaurants.
Closed: Gatti's Pizza in the Hancock Shopping Center, which was a new fast-casual concept for the Austin-based company that opened last fall, has closed "in an effort to focus on our core operations at this time," according to the store's Facebook page.
Closed: Bite Mi, a banh mi shop on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas campus, has closed.
Chef change: CT Turgeon has left Haddington's, and Jacob Weaver, who had been running nearby sister restaurant, Mulberry, is now in charge of the West Sixth Street gastropub. No word on where Turgeon is headed or who will take over Mulberry. In cocktail news, Chauncey James has left East Side Show Room, and Kelly O'Hare, who has been splitting his time between Bar Congress and the Show Room, is now officially in charge of the bar at the East Sixth Street restaurant.
UPCOMING FOOD & WINE EVENTS
¦ Fleming's in downtown Austin, 320 E. Second St., is hosting a Spanish wine and tapas dinner at 7 p.m. Friday that will feature dishes such as seared New Bedford scallops with gazpacho relish and crispy lemon and smoked beef short ribs with tomato garlic sofrito. Dinner costs $99 a person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations at 457-1500.
¦ Saturday afternoon, Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow is hosting a Burgers ‘N' Blues event, featuring a wine education talk with Jane Nickles and Shields T. Hood. Tickets ($19, which includes a burger and five wine samples) at fcv.com or by phone at 325-379-5361.
¦ On Wednesday, Becker Vineyards near Stonewall is hosting a chili cook-off, sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International, and salsa competition benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg. Chili sampling ($5 for 10 samples) begins at 11 a.m. Want to enter a pot of chili? Entry fee is $25. Contact Alan Dean at 512-567-2835. beckervineyards.com/events.
¦ Verde Supper Club is hosting a July 4 sunset cruise on Lake Travis from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets ($90 at verdesupperclub.com) include a cruise ticket, passed appetizers, some drinks and dinner.
Has a restaurant opened or closed in your neighborhood? Do you have a food-related event you'd like to share with readers? Contact Addie Broyles at 912-2504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.