We're proud to announce the rollout of our new menu, which debuted at our Slaughter Lane location a few weeks ago and rolls out Austin-wide today, Tuesday, March 5.
A change to our core menu offerings and how they're prepared is something we don’t take lightly, and we understand the impact it has on our customers. Some changes are subtle, like small but noticeable improvements to base ingredients in our burger, salad, and wrap selections. Others were more significant: A few items were retired (although some will return in the fall as part of our seasonal offerings) and there are a number of new items, including gluten free pizza crust as well as many new vegetarian options.
At the heart of all these changes was our commitment to serving fresh food, made to order, utilizing fresh produce, house made items (such as burger buns, salad dressings, pizza dough and sauces) and, whenever and wherever possible, locally-sourced ingredients.
From the R&D Chef Jason Donoho: "The menu revamp came about after careful discussion and tasting with Tim League and the rest of the Alamo crew. I wanted to create a menu that was fresh and approachable while staying true to our concept of ensuring that every guest has a great time and is excited to come back. I've chosen to focus on fresh, clean flavors that our guests can enjoy anytime, whether it's a cheese plate with a glass of wine, or a pizza and a draft beer, or a hatch green chili burger and an Irish coffee shake."
An equal amount of effort went into the design of the menu. "The new menu communicates the passion, personality, and do-it-yourself spirit of the Alamo Drafthouse," says Art Director and Film Programmer Joe Ziemba. "It follows the aesthetic of underground film 'zines by utilizing vintage promotional materials and hand-drawn design elements. The menu also improves readability with larger type sizes and increased amounts of space."
We are excited about the changes to the menu and look forward to hearing your feedback.