Fareground food hall opens downtown on January 18 with some of Austin’s biggest names

Fareground, Austin’s first major food hall concept, will open on Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez and Second streets on January 18, operators announced today. The food hall will feature some of the biggest names in Austin dining.

The space will include Easy Tiger; a taqueria from Dai Due; Henbit, an all-day concept from Emmer & Rye; Contigo Fareground; Antonelli’s Cheese Shop; and Ni-Kome, a hybrid ramen and sushibar from the owners of Kome.

Jesse Griffith’s Dai Due Taquería, a collaboration with chef Gabe Erales, will source hyper locally for its tacos, with options like venison barbacoa and wild boar al pastor. Easy Tiger will serve its trademark pretzels and sandwiches, along with offering two bars. Henbit, the new cafe concept from Emmer & Rye, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Antonelli’s will move beyond cheese and cured meats, to serve gourmet sandwiches, mac and cheese and soup.

In addition to the restaurants, Elm Restaurant Group’s beverage director, master sommelier Craig Collins, will oversee two bars at the space.

Fareground’s will be open weekdays from 7 am to 10 pm Monday and 9 am to 10 pm on weekends. Contigo, Dai Due Taquería, Easy Tiger and Henbit will open with breakfast service; Antonelli’s Cheese and Ni-Komé will open at lunchtime.

Author: Matthew Odam

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

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