John Bullington to Open A-OK Chinese This Winter
Former Alamo Drafthouse executive chef John Bullington and his business partner Jerry Reid (Mezzaluna, Olivia, Lucy’s Fried Chicken) announced this week that they will be opening A-OK Chinese on South Lamar this December. Struck by the lack of Chinese takeout options in South Austin, the two have paired to create a casual Chinese-American concept. Virginia Wood at the Chronicle reports,
“The compact new eatery will have seating for 30-40 people, offering counter service via iPad terminals at both lunch and dinner, with a list of food-friendly beers and wines available to enjoy in-house or for takeout. Look for (512) on tap, plus lots of other local craft beer options, and affordable wines by the glass and bottle.”
Plus, there will be a free mobile app for easy ordering, which will let you choose whether you want to pick up your food at the counter or have it delivered to your car outside. Lucky Robot is doing something similar with its ordering app within the restaurant, though it has created confusion for patrons. Will A-OK's app and experience be more streamlined?