Come November, Symon’s burger shop will open in a “combination clothing store and entertainment complex” with a 1,000-seat music venue, bar and another restaurant – confirmed by a chef and director of Michael Symon Restaurants to Cleveland.com. The clothing store in question is an Urban Outfitters, meaning patrons can snatch a burger and an overpriced sweater all in one place.
Why Texas and the hipster thread warehouse, you ask? The burger master told Austin’s Eater that the city is a food town with a young, up-and-coming dining scene. Plus, the other eatery opening in the complex happens to be owned by Symon's good pal Marc Vetri.
The concept is slightly different from Symon's well-known B Spot empire, which has locations in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis, hence the name tweak. This operation will feature a walk-up window and all outdoor seating. To handle the increased crowds, the burgers will be slightly thinner than at B Spot, but will be the exact same quality of beef.
Symon also just released another cookbook today, with Scene's very own dining editor, Douglas Trattner. Check it out here.