Austin Restaurants


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Iconic Austin landmark, Green Pastures, will become home to a vibrant new restaurant, Mattie’s, opening on Wednesday, March 1. Paying homage to one if its original owners, Martha “Mattie” Miner Faulk, the restaurant will be presented in the same charmingly restored home where Faulk’s daughter, Mary Faulk Koock, opened the Green Pastures restaurant in 1946.

After an extensive 13-month restoration to restore the property to its original elegance, Mattie’s will focus on a simple and elegant dining experience with the approachable Texas hospitality the Faulks were known for. The kitchen, led by Executive Chef Joshua Thomas, will highlight thoughtfully sourced ingredients with subtle nods to the restaurant’s regional and culinary heritage.


Mattie’s spills out onto its charming Victorian porch and into the majestic live oak trees where the beloved peacocks still wander. Embracing the light and upbeat vibe of its surroundings, a carefully curated playlist of some of the finest music from the 1940s-60s will be on rotation. Meanwhile, holidays will marry new to the old, by featuring an updated version of its famous Sunday brunch.

Austin developer Greg Porter and a committed group of local investors acquired the property in July 2015. Porter and partner Jeff Trigger, Founder and President of La Corsha Hospitality Group, co-developed the project.

“Mattie’s reintroduces an experience that will take you to a distant place, only a mile from downtown Austin,” said Greg Porter, owner and developer. “It wakes up your senses and welcomes you to the essence of Texas hospitality.”

Other team members involved in the project include co-owner Ryen Burrus, Clayton & Little Architects, landscape architecture firm Mark Word Design and interior designer Joel Mozersky. Operations will be led by Trigger and La Corsha Hospitality Group.

The team also intends to expand the grounds to include a 99-room boutique hotel, The Faulk, set to debut in 2018.




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Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, EAT Magazine, TravelFinder, The Guardian and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves food, travel, yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, she doesn’t know how to whistle.


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