Austin Daily Press to open second location with a Tex-Mex twist

The Austin Daily Press on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. (Credit: Annie Ray)

The Austin Daily Press on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. (Credit: Annie Ray)

The sandwich shop and taco slingers who got their start in a food trailer are preparing to expand to a second location. Austin Daily Press intends to open a second location this fall at 4620 E. Cesar Chavez St. in the Artpost Austin complex that is across the street from Sawyer & Co. Fans of the East Austin Studio Tour will recognize the space as one of the stops on the annual tour.

The second location of Austin Daily Press will feature a spin on the original concept at 1900 E. MLK Blvd. The new ADP is conceptualized as a Tex-Mex diner and will be a little more refined than the current shop, according to co-owner Dustin Knef. The sandwich menu will focus on tortas from executive chef Reed Faitak, with items like housemade pulled pork, tempeh chorizo and a selection of specialty salsas. Breakfast tacos and composed dishes like pork belly carnitas with apple jam served with a fried egg and biscuit will comprise the morning menu.

They will bake their own bread for tortas, and serve craft beer on tap, as well as a nitro cold-brew coffee on draft. The in-house bakery will also mean a rotating selection of pastries and baked goods and biscuits at breakfast. The bakery will be helmed by ADP’s Amelia Moore, who is a veteran of Bullfight and Walton’s Fancy and Staple.

The new building, twice as large at the small space on MLK, will have 10 indoor seats and a two-tiered outdoor patio with room for about 50 more diners. Austin Daily Press says it plans to be open before the start of the holiday season.

 

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