Du­plechan and co. re­vive J.T. Young­blood’s; Okai wins ma­jor award

Austin American-Statesman - - FOOD & DRINK -

Lenoir ex­ec­u­tive chef Todd Du­plechan and his part­ners opened J.T. Young­blood’s last week at 1905 Aldrich St. in the Mueller de­vel­op­ment. The retro-in­spired res­tau­rant is ini­tially only open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will ex­pand hours in the near fu­ture.

Du­plechan, Jef­frey’s co­founder Jef­frey Wein­berger and former Trio at the Four Sea­sons gen­eral man­ager Jeff Haber have given new life to the brand that orig­i­nally opened in the 1940s and grew to more than 30 lo­ca­tions across Texas be­fore shut­ter­ing around 1970.

The res­tau­rant serves the trade­mark Young­blood’s fried chicken, which Wein­berger fea­tured at his old Shore­line Grill, along with ro­tis­serie chicken. You can or­der the chicken in a va­ri­ety of bas­kets, with sides like braised greens, honey car­rots, but­ter­milk mashed pota­toes with gravy and more. All of the chicken is hu­manely raised Smart Chicken brand. Young­blood’s also serves a cou­ple of sand­wiches and sal­ads, along with hand­made milk­shakes.

“We’re try­ing to usher in

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