True Food Kitchen adding second Austin location

Herb hummus from True Food Kitchen.

True Food Kitchen is adding a second Austin location.

The restaurant chain, co-founded by author Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox and known for its menu featuring an array of seasonal healthy dishes, will open a location at The Domain late this year.

It will join a location in the Seaholm development in downtown Austin that opened in 2016.

At The Domain, True Food Kitchen will take over the space in Domain I formerly occupied by Blackfinn Ameripub, at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, between Neiman Marcus and Macy’s.

“True Food Kitchen will be a terrific addition to The Domain’s already impressive retail and dining lineup,” Lauren Krumlauf, the center’s director of marketing and business development, said in a written statement. “Austin residents and tourists who appreciate well-prepared, wholesome dishes and incredible hospitality will enjoy True Food Kitchen as the restaurant is well-known for both.”

Founded in 2008, True Food Kitchen now has 21 locations.

Team behind Delicious taking over Bullock Museum café

A rendering shows what the museum's café will look like when it reopens in February.
A rendering shows what the museum’s café will look like when it reopens in February.

A restaurateur well known to many Austinites has been tapped to run the Bullock Texas State History Museum’s revamped café.

Raj Singh, the man behind Delicious on South Lamar Boulevard, is expected to reopen the café next month, the museum said Thursday.

“We’re very pleased to have the amazing team from Delicious craft a new, 21st century museum café experience,” Margaret Koch, the museum’s interim director said, said in a written statement. “The café is a vital component the museum, adding to the visitors’ experience and supporting the overall mission of the museum.”

The 6,800-square-foot museum café underwent extensive renovation last year, with Austin design firm Verokolt overseeing the project. It seats about 150 people.

The café’s new menu, according to the museum, will feature “Texas favorites with a unique spin and with an emphasis on comfort food.”

“They’ve made a commitment to provide the best service and affordable sustenance for visitors of all ages,” Koch said. “It’s a perfect fit for the Bullock Museum, one we hope will also make the café a destination in itself.”

JuiceLand juices now available at Austin airport

juicelandairportTravelers looking for an alternative to traditional airport fare now have a fresh alternative. Locally owned Austin favorite JuiceLand is now serving all 15 of its cold-pressed juices at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The bottled juices, which range in price from $6-$9, are available for purchase at the Austin Java spot across from Gate 10.

Three Little Pigs trailer gets new home

Asian Fried Chicken with sweet chili sauce, wasabi mayo and sesame cole slaw. (Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Asian Fried Chicken with sweet chili sauce, wasabi mayo and sesame cole slaw. (Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Longtime Austin chef Raymond Tatum has moved his comfort-food-with-an-Asian-twist trailer, Three Little Pigs, from the now-shuttered East End Wines to the Aristocrat Lounge (6507 Burnet Rd.) Fitting that a chef with such a long and colorful history in the Austin restaurant scene (including Jeffrey’s and Backstage Steakhouse) would open on the lot of the former Poodle Dog Lounge. Three Little Pigs is open Tuesday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.