Flying Saucer, a Fort Worth-based chain of 11 beer bars, is opening a location here in Austin. Which would have me excited on its own, but I'm positively giddy because the new one will be pretty close to my house. It's going to be in the Triangle (the fairly new development between Lamar, Guadalupe, and 45th Street), which is already the site of one my favorite Italian restaurants, Mandola's. And if the picture shown from their website is any indication, I'm gonna like this place.
This is an excerpt from an e-mail I got from their PR person:
Not only does the Saucer provide an incredible beer selection, but the owners try to really elevate the perception of beer. As I’m sure you know, people are now considering beer much in the same way they do wine – as something to accompany and complement a meal, not just wash it down, and something to be appreciated in its own right. The Saucer’s menu changes seasonally to reflect the different types of beer that are popular at different times of year and to allow customers to sample a greater variety. It also explores beer and food pairings, with its menu featuring a guide as to what to pair with what. The waitstaff, too, is well-educated on the different varieties of beer and can easily make recommendations to customers.