Friday, August 26, 2011
DWITT Dailys: Technology Don't Fail Me Now!: My friend Geoff owns a restaurant in Austin, TX called Frank. I have yet to go and dine there, but I consistently drool at their tweets ( @hotdogscoldbeer ) about their food. This morning they mentioned their waffle and chicken sandwiches. I asked them if they would deliver to Saint Paul, MN. Geoff replied they'd fax the food right up if I drew a hot dog chugging a cold beer. I said gimme 10 minutes, but it took more like 20....
Which means Frank Nac is officially open this evening! It's been a ton of work in a very short time frame but it came together mighty fine. Here are some more pics taken along the way. See you folks this evening!
This is the original drive in face all Frankified.
First dogs off the line!
The wine rack made out of hog wire! Apropos dontcha think?
This just may be the urinal about to be installed.
Most important, the beer delivery.
Must get shut eye now...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Come And Take It mural getting started by Yancy and Daniel.
Close to finished.
Emily and Yancy about 1AM:
The next morning. This is what you will see entering Frank.
Stage construction in the beer garden:
Parking lot side construction:
This is the North St. side. That white in the center is the original drive in with Frank built around it. Beer garden on the left interior seating on the right.
More to come!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Our Nac partner Aaron Montes felt the city needed a unique restaurant, and visited Austin on a mission to bring the best eats in town back east with him. When he found Frank he knew it was a perfect fit. After a few dogs and coldies with Aaron and his wife Emily, we agreed.
Literally constructed AROUND the oldest existing restaurant in Nacogdoches, Frank is located on the corner of North and Hayter, just four blocks from Stephen F. Austin University. SFA Lumberjacks, get ready for some awesome grub.
Here's a little insight from the Daily Sentinel:Purveyors of Artisan Sausage
Here are a few pics showing the build out::
The original restaurant structure opened circa 1950:
The existing drive through menu:
Construction has started and we are utilizing salvaged barn tin and cedar:
Stay tuned for more details and pics y'all!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Congrats to Frank's own Cassie Stewart for pulling down 2nd in the Zu cocktail competiton. There was some serious competition! Congrats to Peché and East Side Showroom too!
Here's the full story from Austin Lifestyle Magazine.
You’ve been to the bars, you’ve seen the flaming glasses and flying bottles. We’ve even featured some of the more creative bartenders in the pages of Austin Lifestyle. But that’s a bit of flash and glamour, adding performance to presentation and often distracting from a product that’s too sweet or unbalanced. So, in the interest of taste alone, ZU Vodka and ALM hosted a more objective look at the cocktail in Austin. We took over Frank downtown and turned it into half cocktail party, half blind taste test. A panel of three judges evaluated nine contestants from the best that Austin’s bars have to offer, holding out an all-expense paid trip to compete in “Tales Of The Cocktail” in New Orleans as reward for the best concoction and its maker.
By fortunate happenstance (and ZU Vodka’s kindness), I happened to be one of the judges. And, while it sounds prestigious, looking back, it’s quite the marathon. Even in sample size servings, nine tests is quite a lot, and it’s difficult to separate a vast variety of tastes beyond a certain point. Luckily, the party guests were encouraged to provide their own opinions and supplement the panel of judges. Now, while we never lost objectivity and didn’t once descend into basic or banal evaluations (“This one: good. That one: bad” never appeared on any of our judging sheets), it certainly was a challenge to decide what drink stood above the rest.
Monday, June 13, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The West Texas Wildfire Relief Benefit will feature live music performances by Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Amy Cook & David Garza, and Moonlight Towers. Food and beverage sponsors include Shiner, Lone Star, PBR, Pearl, Frank, The Woodland and Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue with more TBA. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Jeff Davis County Relief Fund, Marfa Public Radio, and the Marfa and Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Departments. The event is located at 1316 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704.
In addition to the music and food there will be a silent auction featuring amazing gifts form local Austin Businesses, Artists and Musicians and live on site T-shirt printing by Industry. So come ready to pick up some great stuff and help out a lot of folks who really need it.
The wildfires in Far West Texas, which have been burning since April 9 and are currently only 66% contained, have consumed over 275,000 acres, destroyed dozens of homes, killed livestock and wildlife, and jeopardized the livelihoods of countless ranchers and residents. Extremely dry conditions coupled with high winds continue to fuel the fires, which gained new momentum as recently as April 27, when the damaged area grew by 44,000 acres in a single day.
The Jeff Davis County Relief Fund has been established to help those affected by the Rock House Fire started in Marfa, TX. For more info on the Jeff Davis County Relief Fund, see jeffdaviscountyrelief.org.
Marfa Public Radio serves a critical role in the spread of emergency information in the Far West Texas Region and has acted as an invaluable resource during the wildfires to announce evacuations, coordinate local relief efforts and keep the community informed. For more information about Marfa Public Radio or to listen to live streaming coverage of the fires, visit marfapublicradio.org.
The Marfa and Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Departments consist of local area volunteers who were first responders to the wildfires and who have been working tirelessly in cooperation with the Texas Forest Service to get the fires contained even as they threaten their own homes and communities. For more information on these local heroes, please see marfavfd.org and fortdavisvfd.org, respectively.
List of silent auction donors
Folk Wellness Co
Sound Screen Design
Dave Meade Photography
James Stevens/Moonlight Towers
Erika Wennerstrom/Heartless Bastards
White Stripes/Raconteurs/Third Man Records
Commemorative art for the event:
Mishka Westell www.mishkawestell.com
Noel Waggener www.subculturepress.com
Justin David Cox www.gotopublicschool.com