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Emmer & Rye opens Saturday

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Emmer & Rye will open on Saturday in the Skyhouse Austin (51 Rainey St.). The restaurant from executive chef Kevin Fink uses local and seasonal ingredients and takes inspiration from Fink’s time working in Italy and Denmark. In addition to appetizers, pastas and entrees like polenta with fermented and roasted mushrooms and buckwheat mafalda of roasted lamb shoulder, the restaurant will offer dim sum service, with a cart serving a rotating selection of small plates like fermented sunchoke, and snapper with grapefruit juice and vinegar. Emmer & Rye will serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and Sunday brunch beginning at 11 a.m. For more on Fink and the restaurant, read my June interview here.