Chicago Team Land and Sea Dept. Is Opening First Texas Restaurant

Chicago cafe group Land and Sea Dept. — driving famed bars and dining places which include tropical bar spot Lost Lake — is opening its initially Texas restaurant this yr. The unnamed cafe and bar will be uncovered in the forthcoming downtown Austin hotel the Thompson on 506 San Jacinto Boulevard sometime this summertime.

The cafe will be an fully new project for Land and Sea Dept., as shared by co-lover Peter Toalson, involving foods, drinks, and out of doors areas. A push release from the hotel notes that it will be discovered on the fourth flooring with a terrace.

Along with Lost Lake, Land and Sea oversees a total bunch of Chicago dining establishments and bars: fried chicken and boozy slushie restaurant Parson’s Hen & Fish (with many destinations, such as a single in Nashville, Tennessee), previously Michelin-starred whiskey cafe/bar/inn Longman & Eagle, bar and cafe Lonesome Rose and accompanying basement bar Golden Teardrops, and four destinations in the Chicago Athletic Affiliation Resort: cafe Cherry Circle Area, foyer bar Drawing Area, bar with bocce and table things to do Game Space, and little cocktail bar Milk Space.

The Thompson’s other cafe tenants had been announced before this calendar year: expansions of famed Georgian chef Mashama Bailey’s laudable dining places the Grey Diner Bar and the Gray Industry.

Opening in Austin made perception for the team, in accordance to Toalson. “Land and Sea Dept. has a long-held appreciate for Austin,” he suggests, noting that a person of the founding partners Jon Martin lived in the metropolis for 9 yrs and that the group experienced labored with Austin-dependent companies just before, including Franklin Barbecue and hospitality enterprise Bunkhouse Team.

Teaming up with Thompson was attractive due to the fact it gave the Land and Sea team — Toalson together with co-associates Cody Hudson, Jon Martin, and Robert McAdams — the chance to operate with the hotel group once more. The organization also operates art shows, concert events, and has its have carpentry corporation, Manner.

This isn’t the to start with recent Chicago business delving into Austin. Substantial Chicago-primarily based hospitality group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises opened its initially Texas cafe last drop, an expansion of its Mediterranean restaurant Aba. Chicago-centered third-wave espresso roasters Intelligentsia Coffee opened its 1st Texas cafe in the summer season of 2019.