Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce a New Partnership

Pictured: Sara Hamza/BrentWatson – Owners/Operators of Vacancy Brewing and Bob Somsith – Owner/Chef of SXSE Food. Co. Photo courtesy of Vacancy Brewing & SXSE

Thursday, September 1, 2022, SXSE Food Co. officially relocated to Vacancy Brewing with an official launch party taking place this weekend. Winner of the 2019 Trucklandia Competition, Founder and Chef Bob Somsith brings his modern Laotian kitchen to Vacancy Brewing after operating at now closed 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative.
brewery. In addition to regular service, SXSE will offer a reservation-only chef’s table featuring new and off-menu Laotian-American cuisine that will be paired with Vacancy Brewing’s beers.

Photo courtesy of SXSE

About Vacancy Brewing: Located in the warehouse district neighboring The Yard on St. Elmo Road, Vacancy Brewing is one of the newest additions to the Austin, TX beer scene and has become known for its crisp, easy-drinking lagers. Owners Brent and Sara Watson combine their expertise in the Beer and Hospitality world to curate a unique experience at Vacancy Brewing. With a nod to his years at Trumer Pils in Berkeley CA, Head Brewer Brent Watson has crafted a menu that is both approachable and rooted in traditional brewing techniques. In addition to the rotating lineup of seasonal beers in the South Austin taproom, you can find Vacancy favorites such as June (Hill Country Pilsner) and Lucille (Golden Strong Ale) at bars and restaurants across Austin. For more information, visit

About SXSE Food Co.: Owner/Chef Bob Somsith grew up in a Laotian concentrated area of Dallas, TX (Oak Cliff) and spent countless hours looking over his mother’s shoulder in the kitchen, admiring her careful cooking. Through her, his passion for the culinary arts began to grow. It eventually evolved into SXSE Food Co, a modern Laotian kitchen. Currently, SXSE Food Co comprises multiple operations, one mobile unit and one static unit, located at Vacancy Brewing.
Feature photo courtesy of Vacancy Brewing

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