Thai-Kun Announces Pop-Up Series
Daily Austin food news
By Brandon Watson,
2:00PM, Wed. Jan. 6, 2016
Rose Rock gets going, Geraldine's gets jazzy, and more afternoon bites.
Chef Thai Changthong of Thai-Kun may have hitched his wagon to the Domain, but you can still get a first taste of his new brick-and-mortar on the Eastside. From January 12-14, the qui tasting room will be devoted to Changthong’s “O.G. Thai” food with seatings at 6:30pm and 8pm. Full menu details are secretly guarded in a volcano somewhere in the Pacific ocean, but above is a photo of fermented issan sausage with cabbage, ginger, and Thai chili to help whet your appetite. The $70 tickets are available here.
Rock Rose, the entertainment and dining hub in the Domain’s Phase III development, is about to come to life. This Friday, Tarka Indian Kitchen will be the first restaurant to open their doors, joining the previously opened CorePower Yoga. Later in the month, Thai-Kun, the Dogwood, Jack & Ginger’s, Mia Tapas Bar, Two Hands Coffee, and Saint Genevieve will open, followed by Birds Barbershop, Kung Fu Saloon, Lavaca St. Turf N' Surf, Salvation Pizza, General Tso'Boy, Raven + Lily, Weathered Coalition, and Viva Day Spa.
From Lucy’s Fried Chicken and Olivia to Olamaie, it’s not uncommon for Austin restaurant names to pay tribute to family. But it is rare when one of those namesakes is actually in the kitchen. This coming Sunday Roast at Gardner, chef Andrew Wiseheart’s father, Gardner Wiseheart, will be in house for a special edition of the new weekend tradition, working with the team on shrimp and lobster corn dogs, a pork roast, pecan pie, and more. We suggest you bring your dad. Everyone knows you didn’t pitch in on that last Father’s Day gift.
When the award-winning Rancho Carne Toros cheerleading squad write the “brr … it’s cold in here cheer,” the were undoubtedly thinking of SPUN Ice Cream. But the new shop can’t be cornered in to all things cold. Starting today, they are introducing “steamies,” hot, steamed versions of any of their ice creams. And for those that still want the ice, ice, ice in this weekend’s forecasted freezing temps, they now have waffle cones for the cold stuff.
We will admit that our long brunches often lead to us scatting for the entertainment of the other guests, which sometimes leads to our ejection from said brunches. That is why we are glad that Geraldine’s is starting a jazz brunch so we can save our vocal cords for yelling at bad drivers. Enjoy dishes like a red quinoa breakfast salad and fried potato hash from executive chef Frank Mnuk and new takes on am cocktails from bar operations chief Jennifer Keyser while enjoying sweet, sweet tunes from local musicians.
Because who really needs to keep those New Year’s resolutions anyway, Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge will now be offering all-you-can-eat yakitori every Saturday between 4:30pm-1am for $20 per person. Selections include beef tongue, escolar, shiitake mushroom, and more.
In another way to ignore those pesky intentions, Odd Duck just launched a new happy hour, Monday-Thursday, 5-6:30pm. The menu will feature half-off selections from the main menu like smoked pecan and sage sourdough bread with cultured butter, Honey Doe Farm goat brie with tangerine marmalade and caraway crackers, and smoked redfish with avocado, mustard seed, and popcorn – plus $5 drafts, half off large-format beer and select wines, $7 glasses of house red and white, and $2 Hops & Grain beers. Aoogah!