Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Chefs at Eddie Vs & Roaring Fork


Austin, Texas (January 26, 2010)…Management at Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille and the Roaring Fork in Austin recently announced new leadership in the kitchens of their award-winning restaurants.

At the Roaring Fork on Stonelake Blvd, Frank Johnson was promoted from sous chef to executive chef. Johnson helped opened Austin’s second Roaring Fork in early 2009. The North Carolina native is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University’s culinary program with prior positions at the renowned Hank’s Seafood in Charleston, South Carolina and the Baltimore Country Club in Maryland before relocating to Austin.

Eddie V’s flagship location on W. 5th Street welcomes Executive Chef Chris Bauer who has more than 20 years experience in fine restaurants throughout the country including Brennan’s in New Orleans. A graduate of Hyde Park’s Culinary Institute of America, Bauer has also overseen the kitchens at some of Austin’s top restaurants including Finn and Porter and the dining room at the Barton Creek Country Club.

Both chefs have been deeply influenced by the cooking traditions of the south and bring a passion for creating bold American cuisine utilizing the freshest, often locally sourced, ingredients.

About Eddie V’s and Roaring Fork
Founded in Austin in 2001 by Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso, the award-winning Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille serves the freshest prime seafood, USDA prime aged steaks as well as offering an extensive raw bar. There are two locations in Austin -- the original at 301 E. 5th Street also features the V Lounge featuring live music nightly; the second restaurant is at 9400 B Arboretum Blvd. Both have become local fine dining institutions with sister locations in Scottsdale, Fort Worth and Houston.

Foles and Villavaso opened Austin’s first Roaring Fork at 7th and Congress in 1998. The rustic yet refined restaurants specialize in bold American flavors using wood-fired cooking techniques. The second location at 10850 Stonelake Blvd. along Quarry Lake in Northwest Austin, opened in April of 2009. For more information on both Eddie V’s and Roaring Forks including hours and reservations, visit www.eddiev.com.

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Lisa O'Neill
Newton O’Neill Communications
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