AUSTIN, Texas — Last month, H-E-B opened a food hall inside one of its stores here with a lineup of six restaurants sure to please every palate. The Main Streat food hall and bar opened inside the H-E-B at Mueller location with Roots Chicken Shak by Chef Tiffany Derry, True Texas BBQ, Calle Taqueria, Yumai Japanese Grill, The Meltery and Bar at Mueller.
The food hall is available for takeout, limited-capacity dining on the outdoor patio and inside, and free delivery from FAVOR. The Bar at Mueller will also offer beer, wine and cocktails for in-person to-go orders.
“At H-E-B, feeding Texans and their families is at the heart of what we do. We worked hard to create this space and develop tasty menu items, and we’re thrilled to open Main Streat to the entire Austin community,” said Kristin Irvin, director of Made to Order Restaurants at H-E-B. “We’re even more excited to partner with Chef Tiffany Derry. Not only is her food amazing and full of flavor, but her passion for feeding and caring for the community; increasing food education and access; and addressing racial inequity is inspiring and mirrors our beliefs. We’re honored to work with and learn from her.”
Derry, known for her culinary expertise and warm Southern charm, gained international notoriety when she appeared on Season 7 of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” She opened her duck fat fried chicken restaurant, Roots Chicken Shak, in Plano, Texas, to wide acclaim in 2017, and this is her first restaurant in Austin. The Roots Chicken Shak menu will feature Duck Fat Fried Chicken Wings and Duck Fat Fried Chicken Strips; its Big Bird and Spicy Bird chicken sandwiches; Shak Caesar Salad and The Barnyard Cobb Salad; Duck Fat Fries with house-made Clucking Sauces; Banana Pudding made with vanilla custard, cookies and fresh banana; and Southern Sweet Tea.
H-E-B celebrated the grand opening of Main Streat with donations to Urban Roots and The William B. Travis Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Travis High School, both organizations that empower youth to learn new skills in the culinary and farming spaces. H-E-B also made a $10,000 donation to Thinkery, an outstanding organization in the Mueller neighborhood, to support Thinkery’s online programming and provide free family memberships for its community’s essential workers.