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The cocktail and champagne bar is helmed by a team of women with Amanda Carto serving as the general manager and Jessica Tantillo as partner and wine director. Daydreamer offers classic, original and nonalcoholic cocktails, as well as a rotating menu of regular and sparkling wines.Allday Pizza

Townsend Smith and Daniel Sorg opened a second Allday Pizza behind cocktail bar Daydreamer. The pizza truck sells thin-crust pizzas, salads and gelato.The Bloom Room Play School

Local Antonia Calabrese opened the social and emotional learning play school for children ages 3-6 with a curriculum targeted on problem-solving, independence, empathy, friendship skills and emotional regulation. Techniques such as yoga, mindfulness, play therapy and more are offered, in addition to a weekly support group with parents.Saigon Le Vendeur

After serving the Austin community in a food truck for 10 years, owners Trish and Tebi Nguyen have opened a brick-and-mortar location of Saigon Le Vendeur. The Vietnamese restaurant offers a variety of traditional dishes such as banh mi, and seasonal specials such as curry ramen.Coming soon

St. Elmo Springdale

Owner Bryan Winslow will open a second tasting room with more than 20 curated beers on tap, in addition to a range of other alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Two food trucks, Spicy Boys Chicken and Pueblo Viejo Tacos, will open in the kid- and pet-friendly yard area.Redbud Ice House

MaieB Hospitality, along with the owners of Maie Day, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, are combining efforts to open Redbud Ice House in the former Contigo spot in East Austin. The Texas-themed, open-air eatery will offer smash burgers, ice cream and beers.In the news

Austin Eastciders

The 10-year-old local cidery was acquired by Michigan-based Blake’s Beverage Company in November; however, Blake's CEO Andrew Blake said he has no intention of changing Austin Eastciders’ brand or products. Austin Eastciders' taproom in East Austin—known as the collaboratory—will remain open.Closings

Friends & Allies Brewing

The local brewery closed its doors after more than five years of business. The venture was founded by Devon Ponds and Ben Sabin, offering a lineup of India pale ales, stouts and other beers.
  • Closed Dec. 9
  • 979 Springdale Road, Ste. 124, Austin