• Second Bar + Kitchen to Open New Location

     
    POSTED August 29, 2016
     

Austin-based Second Bar + Kitchen will open a new location as the main restaurant for the new hotel, Archer Hotel Austin—both set to open Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The contemporary Western-styled restaurant will hold 144 indoor and outdoor seats, and 12 bar seats. The 171-room Archer Hotel’s pool patio will have cabana seating, a bar, a fireplace and a dining area that will seat up to 150 people. The menu will feature many of the classics from the original menu, and an expanded menu for breakfast, poolside, and terrace meals, with items like a Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail and salmon belly ceviche.

“SBK is honored to be able to serve our guests a vast array of unique food and beverage offerings,” says David Bull, the restaurant’s executive chef. “From 24-hour in room dining to poolside ceviche; 16,000 square feet of banquet and catering space – to specialty curated turn down treats – it’s a really exciting partnership with the Archer that allows us to create specific moments of Texas hospitality.”

The Woodlands Resort will soon become the first Curio Collection by Hilton branded resort in Texas. Along with its January 4, 2022 transition to the upscale portfolio, the 402-room, AAA Four Diamond property with 75,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space is slated for an extensive program of enhancements projected to begin in the second quarter of 2022. 

 

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) led a coalition of business groups and their communities to drive support to the industry, for SB 8, the federal pandemic relief bill that included $180 million for local hospitality and tourism businesses. 

 

Houston-based Jurassic Quest is back—and better than ever—kicking off its first indoor shows since March 2020 at Ford Park in Beaumont and NRG Center in Houston. Jurassic Quest includes more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities. Additional features include the “Triceratots” kiddie area, face painting, bounce houses and inflatable attractions and photo opportunities.