Tucson's Agustín Brasserie taking a break

French bistro near downtown on hiatus until Aug. 1
2013-06-07T00:00:00Z Tucson's Agustín Brasserie taking a breakCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Agustín Brasserie at the Mercado San Agustín just west of downtown went on summer hiatus June 1.

With the exception of opening for the Mercado's second annual July 4th Pig Roast and Festival, the restaurant will be closed until Aug. 1.

It will reopen with an expanded menu and a mini- reinvention, said the restaurant's spokeswoman, Norma Gentry of ProVentures.

Among the changes will be expanding the wine list and adding a raw bar and artisan cheeses to the French bistro's offerings, Gentry said.

Agustín Brasserie, which opened in March 2012, anchors the 15,000-square-foot Mercado San Agustín public market at 100 S. Avenida del Convento and West Congress Street.

The Mercado is home to eight distinctly Tucson businesses including La Estrella Bakery, San Agustín Trading Co., Holly's Little Farm and Sonora Sno Cones.

"It's unfortunate, but in the summer, as many Tucson restaurants do, (Agustín Brasserie) closes for lunch. Most of our other businesses are daytime businesses, so it really doesn't change much" for the restaurant to also close for dinner, said Mercado spokeswoman Kira Dixon-Weinstein.

Dixon-Weinstein said Agustín Brasserie will open its bar from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays for the Mercado's weekly Santa Cruz Farmers Market.

IF YOU GO

The second annual July 4th Pig Roast and Festival begins at 5 p.m. July 4 and includes live music, food trucks and the pig roast. Fireworks will be launched from "A" Mountain beginning around 9 p.m. For details, visit www.mercadosanagustin.com

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@azstarnet.com or 573-4642.

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