Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Jul 9, 2012 08:26 AM

Anybody have updates on Rene Ortiz's new Thai place on S.1st?

I drive by there all the time; it looks like it's getting pretty close to finished. Has anybody heard any updates as far as ETA or name?

Most of the recent articles I've found are a couple months old, including this one:

Pretty interesting... I'm intrigued by the "modern Australian" element. Plus the building is looking pretty awesome.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. i heard it's gonna be called 'thai restaurant'. much better than some of the offensively cheesy trailer names popping up around town -- 'coat & thai' or 'trai mai thai' (i seriously just threw up a little in my mouth as i typed that.)

    1 Reply
    1. re: reina_de_fideo

      Ha, that's very clever... and definitely good to see that there's no Thai pun, though I wouldn't expect that from a place that's (from the outside at least) looking pretty sophisto. Also quite refreshing that it's not another one word name, e.g. Uchi/Uchiko, Lenoir, Congress, Wink, Olivia. Nothing wrong with those places, of course, but I'm happy to see that naming trend take a hike.

    2. wonder if it's going to be more modern/fusiony like spin (far nw, near lakeline, for those not familiar with my neighborhood).