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SXSW SouthBites Dinners Present José Andrés, Aaron Franklin, and Others

Plus Naomi Pomeroy, Michael Chernow, Kevin Fink, and Andrew Wiseheart SXSW SouthBites, the food-focused branch of the giant interactive, film, and music festival, is hosting two collaborative dinners again this year, bringing together nationally-lauded chefs with local favorites to cook up special meals. Show More Summary

Maudie’s Tex-Mex Takes Responsibility for That Day Without Immigrants Letter

The restaurant responded to the controversial letter that seemed to discourage workers from participating A letter from Maudie’s Tex-Mex was shared widely last week, where the local restaurant chain seemed to discourage staffers from...Show More Summary

The Early Word on Apis’ Casual Spin-Off Pizzeria Sorellina

Read on for the good and bad news on the food, space, and its house-made ethos Pizzeria Sorellina opened its door in late January as the casual little sibling to upscale Apis, which is on the same grounds along Highway 71. The family-friendly...Show More Summary

El Arroyo’s Quippy Sign Was Knocked Down, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Winds during the severe storms in the Austin area on Sunday evening knocked down El Arroyo’s very heavy sign, but it was quickly replaced with a quippy response: “New Sign...Show More Summary

Austin’s Original Craft Brewery Celis Brewery Returns This Spring

No more Flemish Fox Brewery Christine Celis, Pierre Celis’ daughter and partner in Austin’s original Celis Brewery, is restoring her family’s legacy this spring with a new brewery under the same name in North Burnet. Originally, theShow More Summary

12 Perfect Bets for Austin Bar Snacks

Fried pickles to ox tongue sliders With drinking comes the need to eat. For those looking for something lighter than full-on meals, it’s time to search for perfect bar snacks. In Austin, this means offerings like the appropriately-named...Show More Summary

Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman’s New Movie Filmed in Austin Restaurant

A recently-released trailer for Terrence Malick’s Song to Song shows a scene at Asti Director Terrence Malick’s long-awaited, Austin-filmed, music-centric movie, Song to Song, is finally premiering at this year’s SXSW. Teasing that March...Show More Summary

Authentic South Texas-Style Tacos Coming to Hyde Park

Vaquero Taquero expands with carne asada, al pastor, handmade tortillas, and more The vibrant Vaquero Taquero breakfast taco cart parked in downtown Austin at 5th Street and Congress Avenue is expanding later this month. Soon enough,...Show More Summary

23 Stellar Takeout Options in Austin

Dine in the comforts of home Austin’s restaurant and dining scene is booming — from down-home Texas, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, a whole bunch of fusion, and more, this city has it all. But for those busy afternoons or lazy nights in, takeout can often times sound more appealing and appetizing, especially from the comforts of home. Show More Summary

New Orleans Chef John Besh Is Closing Lüke San Antonio

By the end of February New Orleans chef and James Beard Award winner John Besh is shutting down his San Antonio location of Lüke. The last day of service will be held on Tuesday, February 28. Besh Restaurant Group's statement regarding the shutter doesn't offer any additional information. Lüke San Antonio opened on the River Walk in November 2010. Show More Summary

Contigo Launches Lunch With Meaty Sandwiches and Margaritas

Starting today Contigo, the patio-friendly, ranch-inspired Eater 38 restaurant, is adding lunch to its lineup starting today, Monday, February 20, starting at 11 a.m. The new midday menu spans the usual midday offerings, with Contigo's...Show More Summary

Indie Chefs Week Returns to Austin, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Indie Chefs Week, where chefs from the country collaborate on dinners and run by Foreign & Domestic’s Ned Elliott, is coming back this year. The Austin dates happen during SXSW: Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18. Show More Summary

Veracruz All Natural Is Finally Opening a Taco Restaurant in Austin

Up in North Burnet Austin’s favorite taco trailer Veracruz All Natural is finally opening up its first Austin-area restaurant in North Burnet. The grand opening is pegged for Saturday, May 20, but notes that the date may change. Veracruz...Show More Summary

How to Day Drink Properly in Austin

Sunlight boozing for the first half of the day There are many perfectly legitimate reasons to be drinking during the daytime, especially in Austin. Europeans are known have a glass of wine with lunch, and they are super classy, right? Nipping away for something a bit naughty during daylight hours is fun every now and then. Show More Summary

Inside Yeti’s Brand New Texas-Forever Patio Bar

With some Franklin Barbecue memorabilia Yeti, Texas’ favorite cooler company, is taking up a permanent residency on South Congress. With the flagship comes a new bar called Barrr. That patio bar, as well as the store, debuts on Thursday,...Show More Summary

Pizzeria Vetri Shutters in Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty on the Drag

Its only Austin location is no more It looks like Philadelphia chef and restaurateur Marc Vetri closed his Austin branch of Pizzeria Vetri. The pizza shop was part of Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty on the Drag. The location no longer appears on the website, and calls to the current restaurant rang out. Show More Summary

Elegant Icon Green Pastures Is Coming Back With a New Restaurant

Yes, the milk punch is returning Green Pastures, the iconic fine dining South Austin restaurant, is coming back in a different way. The only big change? The newly-revealed restaurant will be called Mattie’s. It’s named after Martha “Mattie” Miner Faulk, one of the original owners of Green Pastures. Show More Summary

Austin’s Ramen Scene, Spoon’s Favorite Restaurants, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Chronicle went ramen-crazy with its latest cover story, delving into the state of the noodle soup in Austin, starting with Ramen Tatsu-ya, and others like Daruma Ramen and Peached Tortilla's weekly special. Show More Summary

Statesman Fell for Suddenly Closed Hudson's on the Bend

The restaurant shuttered this week Statesman's Matthew Odam awarded one of the best dining experiences of the year at now shuttered Hudson's on the Bend, which is unfortunate, since the restaurant is now closed. The once-iconic Hill Country restaurant was recently renovated and reopened only to abruptly shutter after Valentine’s Day this week. Show More Summary

Brace for Free Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches From Launderette

For one evening only Launderette turns two this year, and to celebrate appropriately, the restaurant is giving away its iconic dessert, those birthday cake ice cream sandwiches, for free on Sunday, February 19. It is available for dinner...Show More Summary

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