Award-winning chef, and James Beard Foundation nominated chef (2013-2019) Bryce Gilmore opened the Odd Duck food trailer in 2009 to much acclaim. The notoriety has continued to his subsequent projects, Barley Swine, Odd Duck’s brick-and-mortar location, which opened in 2013, Sour Duck Market, which opened in 2018. 

Over the years, Odd Duck and Barley Swine have continued to remain some of the most popular restaurants in Austin with their whimsical play on food and cocktails, utilizing local ingredients.

Resplendent Hospitality has not only been instrumental in the launch of the restaurants but in maintaining their favorable media presence with PR, newsletter creation and distribution, community relations and event planning. We have let each concept and team shine, while still informing the public about the singular mission that lies at the core of all three restaurants.

RH has secured press in magazines and newspapers (print and online), as well as television segments over the years to ensure Odd Duck and Barley Swine remain relevant, including Vice MUNCHIES, Food Network, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Tasting Table, PBS’ Moveable Feast, and more. 

Additionally, in December 2019, Gilmore and the team launched their first cookbook project, The Odd Duck Almanac “The Mother Issue.” Part farmers’ almanac, part community zine, and part cookbook, The Odd Duck Almanac is an annual publication that both documents and celebrates the creativity of the immensely talented folks behind the concepts. In true almanac fashion, editions will come out annually.

The Almanac is for sale under a unique subscription based model with three tiers – which vary in price and value. Bryce Gilmore and his restaurants have been Resplendent clients since its inception in 2012.

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PR & Marketing

Influencer Relations

Newsletter Management

Event Creation and Planning

PRESS

Austin Monthly: Chef Bryce Gilmore Nurtures the Idea of ‘Home’

Texas Monthly: Chef Bryce Gilmore Finally Shares His Recipes in ‘The Odd Duck Almanac’

Eater Austin: Why Odd Duck Decided to Put Together a Quirky Almanac

Condé Nast Traveler: 19 Best Restaurants in Austin

The Wall Street Journal: Austin Getaway: A Grown-Up’s Guide to the Cool-Kid City

Bon Appetit: The Kolache Used to Be Gas Station Grub—Now It’s Everywhere, and Fancy

The Washington Post: Austin chefs explain what makes the city so special

Texas Monthly: The Best New Restaurants in Texas for 2019

Bon Appetit: The Top 50 Nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants 2018

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