CULTUREMAP - After a series of high-profile closures that had restaurant industry prognosticators wondering if the development was cursed, Lamar Union is once again filling up its restaurant space. First, cult Cedar Park sushi joint Soto took over the space vacated by chef Emmett Fox's Cantine. Now, a new seafood restaurant is open across from the Alamo Drafthouse and Vox Table.
TLC, the new concept from Sean Fric (J. Black's); Geoff Freeman (formerly of Eddie V.'s, Benji's, and Bob's Steak & Chop); and chef Jeff Parks (Gumbo's), lives up to its name with an approachable menu of comfort classics like chicken salad and fried green tomato BLT sandwiches, Texas-style chili, and chicken-fried steak.
There is also a particular focus on local and sustainable seafood, with a cold bar, various oyster dishes, and build-your-own boils that can be customized with everything from lobster to Gulf shrimp and a variety of flavor profiles and sauces.
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