Looking ahead: Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen opening seafood-centric restaurant

Credit: Levy Architects
Credit: Levy Architects

One of Austin’s biggest farm-to-table advocates has set his sights on the sea. Longtime Austin chef Jack Gilmore, owner of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, plans to open Salt Traders Coastal Cooking this summer at 2850 I-35 in Round Rock.

The former corporate chef for Z’Tejas will source seafood from coast to coast, according to a release, teaming with partner Tom Kamm and chef Chris Ten Eyck. The restaurant will also serve locally sourced beef, chicken and pork.

“We’ll have a little bit of everything and know every link in the supply chain. The space will feature a raw bar, a butcher walk-in and fresh fish at the end of the bar.,” Gilmore said. “With our fully equipped kitchen, including smokers, deck ovens, broilers, wood grills and steam kettles for soup and chowders made to order, there won’t really be a limitation on how we cook. It’s a playground for any chef.”

This will be the second Round Rock restaurant for Gilmore, who opened a Jack Allen’s Kitchen there in 2012.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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