Emmer & Rye to open new Caribbean culinary concept in East Austin

Photo of a spread of Caribbean food
Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group is set to open a Caribbean concept, Canje, in the fall. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)

Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group is set to open a Caribbean concept, Canje, in the fall. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)

Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group plans to open Canje, a new culinary concept serving up Caribbean food in East Austin this fall, the group announced June 24.

Located at 1914 E. 6th St., Austin, Canje will be led by Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, who was born in Georgetown, Guyana. The menu will feature Guyanese-inspired cuisine, as well as dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of various Caribbean islands and "fruit driven" cocktails.


"To me, Caribbean food represents a combination of different cultures: Indian, Portuguese, African, French... It is such a ‘cookup.’ Since moving to Austin, I have been craving this food, and it is exciting for me to have the opportunity to share my version of it. My grandmother is going to be proud,” Bristol-Joseph said in a news release.

Canje will be the sixth Austin restaurant for Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group, including Emmer & Rye, Henbit, Hestia, Kailmotxo and TLV.

https://canjeatx.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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