High energy music filled the air Thursday night at Austin Landing. Inside a huge party tent, Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurant was hosting a bash and giving Daytonians their first taste of this Texas based chain.
Chuy’s managers and promoters were in from Austin, Lexington and Cincinnati to host the celebration of the new store. Even the mascot “Chuy the Redfish” was on hand. Raffle tickets were sold and all monies raised went to benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital.
The crowd was spoiled with margaritas. Mexican beers and a few drink samples. Also featured was a full blown nacho bar. This nacho bar featured a house cheese sauce, meat, refried beans and of course the homemade tortilla chips.
Also on the bar was a homemade salsa, an incredible house made guacamole, and a uniquely delicious creamy jalapeno sauce. Of course we topped our nachos with everything, including sliced jalapenos. The crowd ate and drank and learned about the new Tex Mex player in town. We share with you the highlights.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Chuy’s Tex Mex has over 60 restaurants nationwide, with its corporate headquarters in Austin, TX
— Tentative opening date is slated sometime in the 3rd week of April, 2015.
— The management told us nothing is frozen here except ice cream and the kids french fries.
— The full menu can be seen HERE, but the preview tent featured a sample of the Nachos they have been serving up for nearly 33 years.
— Restaurant hallmarks include hand rolled tortillas, homemade guacamole, homemade house sauces and fresh lime juice on most dishes. Also big in their philosophy is community involvement.
— Check out Chuy’s signature drink menu HERE
All in all, the bash was a big success. Chuy’s staff kept it simple, fun and inviting. We will be back soon for a full blown Food Adventure. The King, Chef House, The Big Ragu and Hungry Jax are already scouring the menu for early favorites. Want more FOOD ADVENTURES of the Dayton area? Then “Like” them on Facebook HERE !