• Second Bar + Kitchen to Open New Location

     
    POSTED August 29, 2016
     

Austin-based Second Bar + Kitchen will open a new location as the main restaurant for the new hotel, Archer Hotel Austin—both set to open Tuesday, Aug. 30.

The contemporary Western-styled restaurant will hold 144 indoor and outdoor seats, and 12 bar seats. The 171-room Archer Hotel’s pool patio will have cabana seating, a bar, a fireplace and a dining area that will seat up to 150 people. The menu will feature many of the classics from the original menu, and an expanded menu for breakfast, poolside, and terrace meals, with items like a Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail and salmon belly ceviche.

“SBK is honored to be able to serve our guests a vast array of unique food and beverage offerings,” says David Bull, the restaurant’s executive chef. “From 24-hour in room dining to poolside ceviche; 16,000 square feet of banquet and catering space – to specialty curated turn down treats – it’s a really exciting partnership with the Archer that allows us to create specific moments of Texas hospitality.”

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) led a coalition of business groups and their communities to drive support to the industry, for SB 8, the federal pandemic relief bill that included $180 million for local hospitality and tourism businesses. 

 

League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry. 

 

After 7 years of planning, the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is now open in downtown Muskegon. The official ribbon cutting took place on April 12, 2021.