Austin – Nov 29 2019

EuroCircle PopUp event – brand-new Basque Style venue opened
This is a very casual popup event, no reservations can be made at this brand new venue just opened. I want to check it out so I am going there on Friday at 5.30 pm (Unless works is on my way)
Happy hour ends at 6 pm
It is at the new Proper Hotel/Residences across the entrance from 365 condos
Who knows – maybe I will the only one going but – who ever is around…join me. This is not an “official” eurocircle event – that will be the Dec 12 HOLIDAY PARTY!

On deck will be pintxos (small snacks from northern Spain), which will be displayed at the bar, as well as smaller shared plates. This includes sliced jamón ibérico (Spanish cured ham), preserved seafood, and Basque burnt cheesecake.

As for drinks, there will be the porrón, a wine pitcher which is meant to be poured straight into a person’s mouth from the air, as well as cocktails and wine. The name of the bar refers to a drink from Spain where red wine and cola soda are mixed together (that cocktail will be served on the menu under the name “Tinto de Verano”).

Overseeing Kalimotxo’s drinks are bar manager Brett Esler (who is most known for his longtime work at notable East Austin bar Whisler’s, which he left in October), and general manager Alicia Schmidt (who develops the restaurant -Emmer & Rye – group’s stellar wine lists).

Ensalada Rusa $4
Goat Cheese and Piquillo $3.5
Octopus Talo $5.5
Romesco Talo $4
Gilda $3.5
Chorizo with Egg $4.5
Jamon Picadillo $4
Tortilla Espagnola $6
Torta Gallega $6

Kalimotxo will feature a stand-up bar, indoor seating, and an outdoor patio, which will be dog-friendly.
The bar’s hours will be from 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday.

Kalimotxo’s neighboring sibling restaurant Hestia is set to open next month on Saturday, December 7, with a focus on live-fire cooking and global influences.