Healthy fans rejoice: True Food Kitchen heads to Seaholm in downtown Austin

Oct 10, 2014
Austin Business Journal

The Seaholm project downtown has snagged another trendy restaurant — True Food Kitchen, which started as a collaboration between natural foods guru Dr. Andrew Weil and Arizona restaurateur Sam Fox. The ultra health conscious eatery is taking 7,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Seaholm residences and is expected to be open in mid-2015

It joins a line-up that currently includes Boiler 9 Bar + Grill. We shined the spotlight on that new restaurant concept from Austin's La Corsha Hospitality Group in this article. The company led by President Jeff Trigger and Chef David Bull — the Austin Business Journal has profiled Bull and other local celebrity chefs previously— operates Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress at the Austonian residential tower in downtown Austin

I’ll be counting the days until I can partake of the Tuscan Kale salad with grilled salmon, a signature item at True Food Kitchen. It’s one of my favorite business lunch dishes. True Food in Phoenix and Scottsdale were frequent locales for meeting with local real estate professionals

The menu is unusual and eclectic — and yes, healthy

The spaghetti squash casserole can be teamed up with the pomegranate limeade for a super nutrition boost. But there’s wine, cocktails and pizza, too, if the tempeh sandwich is not your thing

This will be True Food Kitchen’s 11th location. It recently opened in Houston

Fox is a prolific restaurateur, mostly in Phoenix where the company headquarters of Fox Restaurant Concepts is located, but he has ventured beyond. He created and owns North Italia, which has a location at The Domain in North Austin. Other major brands include Culinary Dropout, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar and Blanco Tacos + Tequila, but there are plenty of other concepts he’s rolled out recently

Fox’s Sauce Pizza & Wine is my favorite fast casual concept anywhere, but for now it’s only located in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona

Earlier this year, Fox was named to Nation's Restaurant News Power 50 list. Perhaps more Fox-inspired restaurants will be in store for Austin

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