Six restaurants in downtown Austin's newest food hall revealed

A new eatery hall will open this year as part of downtown’s Fareground. A new eatery hall will open this year as part of downtown’s Fareground.[/caption]

Six new Austin restaurants are coming to the downtown area as part of the city's first food hall.

Curated by ELM Restaurant Group—the team behind Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden and 24 Diner—the following six restaurants will make up Fareground, a downtown dining hub that modernizes and repurposes the lobby and plaza at the One Eleven Congress building at Congress Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street:

Antonelli's Cheese Shop

Antonelli’s will offer a curated selection of cut-to-order artisanal cheeses and charcuterie that is found at the Hyde Park storefront, along with customized cheese boards, a daily soup and pressed sandwich, as well as salads and cheese dishes such as raclette.

Contigo Fareground

East Austin restaurant Contigo will bring its casual southern dishes to Fareground. The original Contigo Burger will be on the menu, along with a variety of salads and new dishes featuring rotisserie chicken.

Dai Due Taqueria

The Manor Road restaurant's chef Jesse Griffiths and co-owner Tamara Mayfield are partnering with chef Gave Erales to bring Dai Due tacos to Fareground with its new taqueria. The tacos will be made using local ingredients and handmade tortillas with an emphasis on wild game and fish. Options include venison suadero, wild boar chorizo and wild catfish.

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden

Easy Tiger pairs house-cured meats and sausages with artisanal breads. ELM’s beverage director Craig Collins will oversee the offerings of Fareground’s two on-site bars. Easy Tiger has another location downtown at 709 East Sixth St., as well as a new location inside the new Whole Foods Market's low-cost store in Cedar Park. Another Easy Tiger is slated to open at The Linc shopping center off Middle Fiskville Road near the ACC Highland Campus.

Henbit & Honeybit

From the team behind Emmer & Rye comes Henbit & Honeybit, which will bring locally-sourced dishes to Fareground. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as ice cream and other sweets.


Kome Sushi Kitchen and sister shop Daruma Ramen—downtown Austin's first ramen shop—will come together to offer a sushi bar. A ramen menu will include Daruma's Marudori, a whole chicken broth, and vegan options.

All the restaurants at Fareground are expected to open this fall.