Vegan gastropub planned for West Austin

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West Austin may soon be home to Austin’s first vegan gastropub. Husband-and-wife team Ray and Sarah McMackin (along with two partners) plan to open the Beer Plant at 3110 Windsor Rd. in Tarrytown later this year. The restaurant will serve vegan food, beer, wine and cocktails. But the McMackins said in an email earlier this week that diners should not expect “fake meat” dishes, but “pickled, smoked flavor-forward pub fare such as savory vegetable pot pies, Irish lager stew and unique curry bowls.”

The McMackins, avid craft beer drinkers and longtime Austinites, are in the early stages of planning and permitting for Beer Plant. Beer lovers can expect an emphasis on sours, farmhouse styles and session beers.

The Beer Plant team includes Ray McMackin’s brother, Blaise, who previously worked in the plant-based Florida restaurant the Green Bar


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