By John Griffin
Posted on23 May 2013.
Chef David Gilbert, who opened Sustenio at Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa with Stephan Pyles, is teaming up with Steve "Beard" Newman from the Friendly Spot Ice House and Alamo Street Eat Bar on a project that will pair Asian street food with beer.
David Gilbert (left) and Steve "Beard" Newman are teaming up on Tuk Tuk Taproom.
The project, called the Tuk Tuk Taproom, will be at 1702 Broadway, north of the the downtown area near the Pearl Brewery.
Expect a menu inspired by many of the dishes Gilbert encountered on his trips through Southeastern Asia, journeys that he related in his book, "Kitchen Vagabond."
Gilbert and Newman have been at work developing the beer list, which is being selected to partner with the food. Plans are for 60 taps, which will include non-alcoholic offerings as well as beer.
According to a press release announcing the restaurant, "The combination of street food in Asia and beer is the most common food and beverage pairing amongst the locals" across the Pacific.
No opening date has been set yet.