You’ve heard your friends in Los Angeles and New York and Chicago rave about their cool food halls. And now Austinites finally get to have a voice in that conversation. Fareground, Austin’s first modern food hall, opened today at 111 Congress Ave. between Cesar Chavez and Second streets.
The sleek operation curated by ELM Restaurant Group (Italic, Easy Tiger) features six local operators now putting a new spin on their popular brands. Below are a few of the dishes you’ll find at the newly opened food hall. Fareground is open from 7 a.m to 10 pm Monday-Friday and weekends from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Contigo, Dai Due Taquería, Easy Tiger and Henbit all open with breakfast service, while Antonelli’s Cheese and Ni-Komé open at lunchtime.
Grilled cheese sandwich and creamy tomato soup from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Contigo burger on a housemade challah bun at Contigo Fareground
Wild boar al pastor tacos from Dai Due Taquería
Pastrami with housemade sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and house mustard in pirogi from Easy Tiger.
Lemongrass shrimp bowl from Henbit (an all-day concept from Emmer & Rye)
Miso and chicken broth ramen with shredded chicken breast, bean sprouts, aji-tama, scallions, chili threads and chili oil from Ni-Komé, a hybrid ramen and sushi bar from the owners of Daruma Ramen and Komé.
there’s also a the Fareground Bar serving drinks six small-batch housemade draft cocktails created by master sommelier Craig Collins of ELM Restaurant Group, such as this Pineapple Mezcal Punch, created specifically with Dai Due taco pairings in mind.