Two More Restaurants Open in Rock Rose

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Flyrite spreads its wings, Food + City gives power to the people, and more afternoon bites.

photo source: The Dogwood Rock Rose/ FB

Two more restaurants are opening in Rock Rose in the Domain. First, The Dogwood, the second Austin location of Carmack Concept’s popular W. Fifth bar and eatery, opens today at 6pm. Tomorrow, Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub opens their doors with 82 beers on tap and Irish and American comfort food.

Voting is now open for Food + City's annual people’s choice award. The winning food startup will receive a package of products  products and services from companies like Barnraiser, Food Business School, and Moo – awarded Feb. 6 during the Food + City Challenge Prize day. Check out the finalists here, then vote.

photo source: 1776 Cheesesteak Co./ FB

If you are looking for the kind of glory that George Washington had when he rode a bald eagle into enemy lines to rescue the Liberty Bell, we can think of no better way than entering 1776 Cheesesteak Co.’s eating challenge. The foodstand on the Buzzmill’s patio is looking for 20 power eaters to attempt to eat all five of their offerings in 1,776 seconds (29 minutes, 36 seconds) for the chance to win $500 and cheesesteaks for a year. Interested parties can email Zach Martin at The competition will be held on the Friday before the Super Bowl, Feb. 5, 7pm.

Eat East, the monthly promotion launched by The Hightower co-owners Chad Dolezal and Victor Farnsworth, had added even more restaurants to their merry gang. For the Feb. 2 edition, Licha’s Cantina, SPUN Ice Cream, Mongers Market + Kitchen, Counter Cafe East, Hi Hat Public House, and Fukumoto have signed on. Licia’s will be offering a Champiñon Huarache or Tuetano Huarache with red or white house wine, or La Mula for $10. SPUN Ice Cream will be giving a free house-made waffle cone with all orders. More specials are to be announced.

photo courtesy of Flyrite Chicken

In other opening news, Flyrite Chicken, Kevin Warden’s elevated fast food concept has set an opening date of Sunday, Feb. 7, with a grand opening celebration planned for the following Sunday. The menu will feature chicken sandwiches, wraps, strips, and salads with shakes, croissant bites, and cookies for dessert. The eatery will also have a local beer selection from Austin Beerworks, Hops & Grain, Independence, and Thirsty Planet, plus coffee from Cuvée.

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