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Ng BMT’s Vietnamese Banh Mi Are Back, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Ng BMT, one of Austin’s favorite Vietnamese spots that shuttered late last year, is back. This time, it is partnering with Thai restaurant ChangThai in North Austin by offering a short banh mi menu, with plans to expand its offerings later. Show More Summary

10 of Austin's Most Versatile Bars

From dives to cocktail spots Austin’s drinking scene has never been better, with numerous bars offering absolutely great boozy beverages, from cocktails to beer to wine. With that in mind, Eater is highlighting the city’s best all-around...Show More Summary

24 Great Austin Coffee Shops With Free Wifi

Pairing Internet with caffeine Austin coffee shops and free wifi go hand in hand, which is important for the city’s growing team of freelancers. For the best places to grab a coffee and surf the net, whether for work, creative purposes,...Show More Summary

‘Supernatural’ Star Jensen Ackles Is Opening a Texas Brewery

The family business is found in Dripping Springs Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his family are opening a brewery, Family Business Brewing Co., in Dripping Springs. The brewery and taproom will focus on various beer types, including ales, lagers, session IPAs, and barrel-aged stouts. Show More Summary

San Antonio’s First Food Hall Is Now Open in the Pearl District

From healthy smoothies to colorful donuts San Antonio’s first food hall, The Bottling Department, opened today with five new restaurants. Part of the revitalized 22-acre Pearl Brewery, the dining establishments will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Show More Summary

Chicago Bears Player Saves Choking Salt Lick Brisket Customer

At the Austin airport Chicago Bears football player Jerrell Freeman saved a man who was choking on brisket at Salt Lick’s outpost at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday, July 23, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. Freeman...Show More Summary

Boozy Coffee Shop Cenote Is Expanding Into Windsor Park

Same menu, bigger space Cenote, the East Cesar Chavez coffee shop and restaurant, is expanding into Windsor Park with a second location. It is taking over one of Fran’s Hamburgers’ former location on Cameron Road. It’s looking to open...Show More Summary

New West Sixth Street Hotel and Restaurant, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Canopy by Hilton is looking to open a hotel right in the heart of West 6th Street, taking over the former 219 West location. The building would include a restaurant serving presumably breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Show More Summary

Via 313’s Neighborhood Bar Nickel City Is Now Open

Along with coney dog-slinging Detroit food car Delray Via 313 owners and brothers Zane and Brandon Hunt finally opened their new neighborhood bar and Detroit-inspired food truck Nickel City and Delray Cafe with mixed drinks, beers, and coney dogs. Show More Summary

21 Great Gluten-Free-Friendly Austin Restaurants

Pizza, pancakes, sandwiches, and more Austin is an exceptionally friendly town for gluten-free diners. There are well-informed kitchens offering carefully marked menus, restaurants with completely separate lists of dishes, and places entirely dedicated to serving only gluten-free fare. Show More Summary

Indian Roller Owners Reveal Plans for New Latin American Wine Bar

The Urban Coyote group will also open a music venue and potential second restaurant Urban Coyote, the group behind South Austin bar Indian Roller and on-site taco truck Panchita, are planning to to further develop the Manchaca Road property. Show More Summary

Skip the Franklin Barbecue Line, Try These Five Nearby Places Instead

How to satisfy that meat fix right away Yes, Franklin Barbecue makes some of the country’s best smoked meats ever. It’s equally as true that lines can be really annoying for many factors: it’s too hot, it’s raining, who has that much...Show More Summary

Erin Russell IN as Eater Austin’s Associate Editor

Welcome a new player to the team Eater Austin is pleased to announce that Erin Russell has joined the team as associate editor, effective immediately. Erin is a writer with bylines in Roads and Kingdoms, Texas Monthly, and Austin Way, as well as Eater Austin where she created handy guides on day drinking and all-day pizza. Show More Summary

Friends and Allies Brewing’s Anti-Trump Beer, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Govalle brewery Friends and Allies brewed up a peach saison called ImPeach, as its way to suggest a course of action to the government. "The creative production side of our brewery decided to poke a little fun at our thin-skinned president," co-founder Devon Ponds told Austin 360. Show More Summary

The Essential Austin Sushi Restaurants

So fresh Austin’s sushi game is very strong, despite being in a landlocked city. Look no further than chef Tyson Cole and his nationally-recognized sibling spots Uchi and Uchiko. The Japanese speciality is done right, with sushi, sashimi,...Show More Summary

Texas Monthly Says John Mueller's Latest Barbecue Effort Is a Return to Form

That familiar classic, peppery brisket Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s trailer Black Box Barbecue in Georgetown, and had nothing but praise for the infamous pitmaster’s new efforts. Mueller has struggled...Show More Summary

Poke Bowl Swims Into West Campus

Now open Austin’s latest seafood spot, Poke Bowl, is now open on the Drag, with limited hours for now. While it is closed today, it’ll reopen tomorrow, Friday, July 21. Because of this soft opening, the restaurant is offering 20 percent...Show More Summary

A Bunch of Favorite Austin Restaurants Are Heading to the Airport

Peached Tortilla, Tacodeli, Jo’s Coffee, and more Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s food offerings are about to get even better with the addition of a whole bunch of local restaurants and bars. Look out for Tacodeli, Peached Tortilla,...Show More Summary

Downtown Wine Bar Red Room Lounge Is Now Closed

The space will be used for the owner's wine business expansion Red Room Lounge, the intimate downtown wine bar, is now closed. Founder Alex Andrawes will use the space to expand his customizable wine bottle gift business, Personal Wine, as he explained on Facebook. Show More Summary

Where to Find Tempting Barbecue Side Dishes in Austin

Grits, cheesy squash, casseroles Barbecue is practically the official cuisine of Austin, and many, if not most, local barbecue joints rely on traditional preparations of sides like pinto beans, potato salad, and coleslaw to serve alongside carefully-crafted meats. Show More Summary

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