Houston-based F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group is expanding its culinary reach to Austin, bringing its much-loved Liberty Kitchen to the capitol city. Liberty Kitchen (LKATX) will be open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. The menu includes specially-created items just for the Austin restaurant, and the interior blends authentic Texas images with the playful design elements the group is known for.
For their first venture outside of Houston, partners Lee Elis and Carl Eaves created a 3,800 square feet space at 507 Pressler, Suite 700 (entrance is on 5th Street) in the thriving Clarksville neighborhood. The 140-seat restaurant includes a full bar a private dining/multimedia room for up to 24 people, and a patio for outdoor dining. The Texas-centric details for the decor include coastal and West Texas photographs and printed yard sticks that spells out “The Stars at Night are Big and Bright,” for the ultimate ode to the Lone Star State.
The menu exemplifies Gulf Coast dining with a F.E.E.D. TX twist. Liberty Kitchen serves rotisserie meats and seafood, fresh oysters, plus new favorites such as the Georges Bank Haddie Chowder, Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing, Vegetable Tagine, and the Deviled Egg Trial, an alluring combination of smoked salmon, fried oyster and bacon, Babi Guling, and pimento cheese and crab.
Liberty Kitchen’s culinary director and partner, Lance Fegen created the menu to appeal to the area, offering exciting but unpretentious choices. “All of our menus are different and cater to the neighborhood place we strive to be” Fegen said. “We are a neighborhood restaurant.”
Liberty Kitchen features a full bar with 29 beer taps specializing in Texas craft beer and two liquor taps with small batch bourbons or a classic cocktail. The classic cocktail menu was developed by Morgan Weber, Revival Market & Coltivare and soon to be 8-Row Flint Icehouse and Tacos, all in Houston.