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What recession: how many anticpated restaurants can open in Austin in one month?

Carter B. | Dec 15, 201009:12 AM

Is anyone else amazed at the number of restaurants that opening in the next 30 days?

To Wit:

1) Franklin Barbecue's real restaurant on 11th street to open first week of January

http://manuptexasbbq.blogspot.com/201...

2) Odd Duck's Barley Swing to open on S. Lamar at the end of December

http://www.austin360.com/blogs/conten...

3) Parkside's pizza joint on San Jacinto/6th to open any day now (they've already had media previews).

http://austin.eater.com/archives/2010...

4) Haddington's gastro-pub from the Mulberry team in December (though I've heard they've slipped until January).

http://austin.eater.com/archives/2010...

5) Congress in the Austonian Tower featuring David Bull (ex-Driskill Grill) to open ??? (twitter feed says they are "close" whatever that means).

http://twitter.com/#!/CongressAustin

Plus, just last week Trace opened at the W. We stopped by (did not seem as pretentious as most W's) and had a pretty good burger. AND Soleil opened last month on Lake Travis and Texas Monthly editor called it "the best new restaurant in Texas"

In my 10 years in Austin, I don't remember a slate of new restaurants that promise to be this strong: across price ranges and from chefs and owners that have been pretty acclaimed by Austinites.

What are you most anticipating? Did I leave out anything out of note?

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