Sour Duck Market from Odd Duck team softly opens in East Austin

The all-day market Sour Duck Market opened with limited hours this week at 1814 E. MLK Blvd., as the cafe, bakery and bar from the team behind Odd Duck finds its footing.

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A multi-chambered space with indoor and outdoor seating areas and counter service for dine-in and carry-out customers, Sour Duck starts the day with baked goods, breakfast sandwiches (like a goat chorizo with egg pimento and tomato relish), grain bowls and a sourdough pancake.

Credit: Richard Casteel

Lunch and evening service, which begins at 11:30 a.m. currently, includes a pork sandwich, burger made with beer cheese and burnt ends, chicken salad sandwich and smoked shrimp bagel sandwich, with prices ranging from $10 to $12. There are also more than a half-dozen vegetable and salad offerings, from summer squash in dewberry vinaigrette to fried and smoked mushrooms with pickled onions. During soft-open service, Sour Duck is offering 25 percent off all bills. Sour Duck, as with its sister restaurants Odd Duck and Barley Swine, sources its menus from area farms and ranches.

Credit: Richard Casteel

The beverage program, a big part of the concept, includes a menu of five draft cocktails (cucumber Moscow mule, paloma, etc.) and five wines on tap, in addition to beers.

Sour Duck is open today from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is closed Monday, and one assumes the official opening will come sometime soon thereafter. Keep an eye on Sour Duck’s Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

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