South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...His farm-to-table concept using the best ingredients from local purveyors is always evident on his menus. After a year-long search for the perfect north location, chef Gilmore and his partner, Tom Kamm, have opened a second venue in Round Rock...."
"...What started about seven years ago as a curiosity about the nuances of single barrel liquors – ranging from an Eagle Rare 10-year bourbon to an extra añejo Casa Noble tequila – has grown into a one-of-a-kind program with five distinct options from several of the most notable whiskey brands in the world. Toby, along with Jack Gilmore, Tom Kamm, and chef Chris Ten Eyck, hand-selects every one of the candidates at each distiller's headquarters across the country, which is a rare journey..."
"...Jack Allen's Kitchen is celebrated for bringing quality dining to the outskirts. Over the years, co-owners Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm have expanded his formula of bold Texan cuisine and family-friendly atmospheres into an empire..."
"...Buildings that seem to exist under an invisible decree that no one will make a living in that particular space. The swanky modern building a couple of blocks west of the "Y" in Oak Hill was one of those seemingly snake-bitten locales, but now it appears that longtime local restaurant professionals Tom Kamm and chef Jack Gilmore have vanquished the cosmic curse..."
"...Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm, the team behind perennial favorite Jack Allen’s Kitchen, is debuting a new concept in Round Rock. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking will feature approachable cuisine form Gilmore and Chef Chris Ten Eyck, a fresh beverage program from David Toby, and a interiors from LEVY Architects. [image-3]..."
"...However, there was only a one-line review on how this restaurant is focused on using sustainably sourced seafood. As an Austinite I like to think I am environmentally conscious and so are my fellow Austinites, yet in our own Austin Chronicle we have failed to highlight something really interesting and important! The owners, Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm, are doing something that you don’t hear about often and they are doing it in Austin! Now this topic may not be the most interesting front page story but if we claim to be this liberal, weird place called Austin, why not celebrate the amazing things our citizens are doing to help out the environment? Being environmentally sustainable means that they will serve fish that are fished from healthy, well-managed populations, and the fishing or farming methods used to catch or raise the fish cause little harm to the environment..."
"...For the third year in a row, Jack Gilmore and Tom Kamm of Jack Allen's Kitchen join forces with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to provide a hot and savory Thanksgiving dinner for about 700 homeless folks at the First Baptist Church (901 Trinity)...."
"...Jack Gilmore and business partner Tom Kamm present a bountiful buffet on the shady, fan-cooled patio at the Oak Hill restaurant, open up the bar, and lavish love, attention, and live music on the folks who provide the restaurants with produce, cheeses, eggs, and meats. [image-7]..."
"...On the local news front, Tipsy Texan bartender David Alan (www.tipsytexan.com) is back on the open market and available to provide sophisticated mixology and custom cocktail catering for holiday parties... Founding corporate chef Jack Gilmore and operations expert Tom Kamm have left the homegrown Z'Tejas Grill (www.ztejas.com) organization to create their own restaurant..."