Two more Austin restaurants on way — this time both on Burnet Road

Aug 19, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Two new eateries are making their way to Austin’s newest Restaurant Row on Burnet Road


Fork & Taco will bring its innovative taco items to a newly remodeled space at 4801 Burnet Road, next door to the Noble Sandwich Co., which opened its North Austin shop in April. Fork & Taco’s chef Casey Fannin trained with acclaimed Uchi and Uchiko chef Tyson Cole for five years before going out on his own


Just down the street, the 416 Bar & Grille will open in a new building under construction at 5011 Burnet Road. It will be operated by father and son team John and Colin Jurey


The 416 restaurant will feature regional twists on classic American food using local organic foods as much as possible. John Jurey attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and operated restaurants and food trucks in San Francisco and St. Augustine, Florida. Most recently he worked with Whole Foods Market Inc. Colin Jurey worked most recently at 24 Diner


416 Bar & Grille’s opening will be later in the year — no specific date has been released. It’s about 2,700 square feet and will have a capacity of 65 guests. Sandy Tipton with S Tipton Studio is handling the design


One notable feature at 416: more than 100 parking spots. That should come in handy in an area of town where parking is becoming more scarce


Meanwhile, Fork & Taco is expected to open this month in 2,800 square feet. Jeff McCoy is the chief executive and managing partner


The space is designed by prolific Austin architect Michael Hsu, who has left his imprint on dozens of restaurants in Austin, particularly along Burnet Road where his studios are located. Interiors are by Merrilee McGehee Designs


Some culinary options include adobo braised short rib tacos with guacamole, queso fresco and cilantro and Tahi grouper taco with cucumber watermelon salsa and green curry crema


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