East Austin Italian restaurant Le Cowboy, from celebrated chef Grae Nonas, is closing within just a thirty day period. Its final day at 2113 Manor Street in close proximity to Cherrywood will be on Friday, February 19 for dine-in patio support, with takeout only readily available on Mondays.
Le Cowboy is identified for handmade pastas like strozzapreti all’amatriciana and ricotta tortelli, as effectively as a significant rooster parmesan distinctive and appetizers like olives and clean-baked bread with cultured butter. Nonas, who is from New England, wrote in an Instagram post that the pop-up “is, in all senses, me. An outsider making an attempt to locate himself in cowboy region.”
Le Cowboy was always intended to be a short term cafe, operating out of the previous Elaine’s Pork & Pie house that earlier held a temporary deli iteration of farmers current market regular Mum Meals. The making is portion of the forthcoming Mexican seafood restaurant Este, from Suerte’s Sam Hellman-Maas and Fermín Núñez, which will open in late 2021. Fellow non permanent resident, vegetable-centered truck Rogue Radish from founding Pitchfork Very chef Max Snyder, will also be moving along quickly, even though there is no timeline for that still.
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Le Cowboy opened in August as a takeout-only cafe, but expanded with patio dining beginning in October, leaving Mondays open up for to-go orders. Nonas advised Eater that his modest staff did not want to compromise on top quality and was hence unable to support to-go food stuff as perfectly as patio dining at the similar time.
As significantly as what is next for Nonas, he says that is “still pretty considerably up in the air.” He hadvertisement beforehand informed Eater that “the thought is to shell out our residency here developing one thing that can scale into a thing larger sized, and far more permanent down the line.”
Ahead of opening Le Cowboy, Nonas was the founding govt chef of South Austin resort cafe Carpenters Corridor. It opened in November 2018, and he still left in 2020. He was also a single of the co-founding government chefs of Southern cafe Olamaie, and was named to Food stuff & Wine’s Most effective New Chefs list in 2015.