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Kentucky Derby 2017: Where to Party in Austin

Race-watching with juleps Don your biggest hat, sip those mint juleps, and get ready for one of the country's biggest stylish sporting event when the Kentucky Derby rolls around next month. Even though the action is happening in Louisville,...Show More Summary

Vegan-Friendly Veggie Heaven Is Finally Reopening

Protein 2000 is back on West 5th Street The campus favorite vegetarian restaurant Veggie Heaven is finally reopening on West 5th Street, after a whole bunch of inspection and permitting delays. Its opening date is set for Wednesday, May 3. Show More Summary

Step Inside Whole Foods’ First Affordable Supermarket in Texas

Easy Tiger, JuiceLand, and even Garbo’s lobster rolls 365 by Whole Foods is the upscale supermarket’s branch of affordable stores, and the very first Texas location is opening in Cedar Park this week on Wednesday, April 26. Eater toured...Show More Summary

New Bourbon and Rye Whiskey Distillery Opens in Blanco

Tastings and tours of Ben Milam Distillery Central Texas added another distillery to its roster when whiskey producer Ben Milam Distillery opened its tasting room doors in Blanco last month. Located at 208 Carlie Lane next to the Buggy...Show More Summary

NYC's Famous Milk Bar Is Popping Up in Austin

With soft serve and crack pies at Launderette Get ready for a massive sugar overload: Ever-famous bakery Milk Bar from Christina Tosi is taking over Austin with a special pop-up bake sale collaboration with Launderette and pastry chef...Show More Summary

22 Mother’s Day Brunches and Celebrations in Austin

No excuses Everyone agrees that no one deserves to be celebrated more than women who raised us. In order to help you find the perfect way to thank those maternal figures in your lives on Mother’s Day, Eater put together a guide to Austin's...Show More Summary

Nightcap’s Stolen Shark Mascot, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Someone stole Nightcap’s shark mascot, Nightshark, earlier this month. The stuffed animal toy was last seen on Friday, April 7th. Any information is appreciated. — Jester...Show More Summary

The Early Word on Bonhomie, Central Austin’s Buzzy Brasserie

Read on for the good and bad news on affordable prices, banana splits, and cheeseburgers Central Austin got a new casual neighborhood restaurant when Bonhomie opened its doors under the talented eye of Philip Speer. Aiming to be a French...Show More Summary

New Italian Restaurant Heads to South Lamar With Pasta and Wine

It’s Italian Market and Cafe expands East Austin It’s Italian Market and Cafe is expanding with a new restaurant on South Lamar, under the name It’s Italian Cucina. Northern Italian cuisine is the focus on the menu, including pasta,Show More Summary

John Mueller Is Coming Back to Smoke Meats With Black Box Barbecue

Beef ribs in Georgetown Pitmaster John Mueller is back in the barbecue game again. This time, he’s taking to Georgetown with new barbecue trailer Black Box Barbecue, as reported by Texas Monthly Barbecue. It’ll start smoking meats in...Show More Summary

Pie-Slinging Royer’s Round Top Cafe Expands, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Round Top restaurant and pie shop Royers Cafe is expanding with a new location, alas, it's nowhere near Austin. The second cafe will be found in Brenham, Texas. The new location will will serve lunch and work as Royers’ pie-shipping center. Show More Summary

10 Mint Juleps to Drink in Austin Right Now

For Derby Day and beyond Spring is made for mint juleps, perfect for outdoor sipping. Mix up muddled mint, sugar, bourbon, serve it up in that elegant silver cup, and you’re good to go. It doesn't hurt that it pairs well with Derby Day...Show More Summary

Chronicle Says Kemuri Is an Austin Standout

Spicewood Pizzeria Sorellina wows Statesman Chronicle's food critic Brandon Watson credited newcomer Kemuri Tatsu-ya with breaking the mold and creating a genuine sense of place in Austin. The Holly restaurant opened its doors in January...Show More Summary

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Kemuri Lands on GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 List

“A saloon out of a Quentin Tarantino fever dream” Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Texas Japanese izakaya Kemuri was named as one of men's magazine GQ’s best new restaurants of 2017. It’s the only Texas spot on the alphabetically-presented list, which...Show More Summary

9 Best Spots for Tacos in the Rio Grande Valley

Fresh and downright delicious Down in the Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas, tacos reign supreme. It’s where tacos are made with heart and soul and lard, wrapped in steaming tortillas and doused in homemade salsa. TheShow More Summary

New Italian Wine Bar and Restaurant Touches Down at Austin Airport

From the founder of Annies Cafe More changes are to come to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with the unveiling of I Vini, an Italian restaurant, market, and wine bar. It’ll be found between Gates 21 to 25 starting in July. The menu will cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner for grab and go meals or dine-in. Show More Summary

Whisler’s Is Opening a New Cocktail Bar in Downtown Austin

Right on Congress Avenue Downtown is the Austin’s boozy epicenter, and joining the pack of cocktail bars is a new one from the team behind East 6th essential cocktail bar Whisler’s. While the 720 Congress Avenue address (right next door to The Townsend) is confirmed for the future bar, no further details are being provided as of yet. Show More Summary

Now Hiring: Eater Austin Associate Editor, Summer Intern

Join us! Attention, would-be members of the Eater team: we're looking to fill two Eater Austin positions with Austin residents who are obsessed with the city’s dining scene:, First, there’s the associate editor position, and then the...Show More Summary

South First Gelato Newcomer Tasty Spoon Is Now Open

Espresso and frozen desserts Tasty Spoon, Austin’s brand new gelato shop, quietly started scooping up frozen sweets on South First, earlier this month. The cold menu includes seasonally-inspired gelato flavors, like lavender honey, basil...Show More Summary

Austin’s 17 Most Iconic Drinks

Wet your whistle with cocktails, beer, and more A good meal always requires a satisfying beverage as a complement, but Austin does goes one step beyond that. From an afternoon cocktail to a late night cheap liquor-beer deal to a hangover cure-all, this list offers something for everyone. Show More Summary

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