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Austin Chefs and Designers’ Collaborative Dinner, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Tribeza’s Dinner x Design dinner returns for the publication’s annual style week, where designers create individual tablescapes for specific chefs’ tables. Olive and June’s Brian...Show More Summary

Toy Joy’s New Candy and Vegan Ice Cream Shop Is Now Open

Yummi Joy is scooping dairy-free frozen treats and candy Colorful sweet shop Yummi Joy opened its doors over the weekend in downtown Austin. The cafe is an expansion of quirky toy store Toy Joy, in collaboration with vegan ice creamShow More Summary

Tea Haus Is Opening a New Fast-Casual Asian Restaurant

The cafe is also expanding with new locations and poke shops Popular West Anderson Lane strawberry brick toast spot Tea Haus is expanding with a new fast-casual restaurant, 101 by Tea Haus. The counter service spot with dine-in and takeout...Show More Summary

Aaron Franklin Smokes His First Kosher Brisket

The New York Jewish pit masters had never tasted Texas barbecue before Aaron Franklin has smoked his first kosher brisket as an act of generosity towards to two New York Jewish pitmasters. Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn was there to witness everything at Franklin Barbecue. Show More Summary

Austin Bakery’s Facebook Page Becomes Gun Rights Battleground

Believe it or not, guns and pastries collide The Facebook page for Bee Cave patisserie Baguette et Chocolat has improbably become a war ground for gun rights activists. It all started when The Truth About Guns editor Robert Farago entered...Show More Summary

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Had a Small Fire in Austin

The restaurant still opened for service Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que’s downtown Austin location suffered a minor fire on Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. No one was injured and the restaurant still opened for regular service that day. The...Show More Summary

The Early Word on Kolache and Beer Haven Batch

Read on for the good and bad news on the pastries, ales, and atmosphere When Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches opened in August, lines were out the door to sample two of Austin’s favorite things in one place. Batch soon sold out of kolaches...Show More Summary

Andrew Zimmern Loves Fresa’s Breakfast Tacos, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Andrew Zimmern loves the breakfast tacos at Fresa's Chicken al Carbon. He enjoyed how there are "many flavors and textures" from the chicken, which is brined, slow cooked, and then roasted over charcoal. Show More Summary

Favorite Houston Juice Bar Expands Into Austin

Juice Girl’s bringing vegan shakes and acai bowls Juice Girl, the popular juice bar from Houston, is making its way into Austin with a new food truck. It opens tomorrow, Saturday, September 16 on West Live Oak Street. Juice Girl’s menu spans organic juices, vegan shakes, and smoothies. Show More Summary

Paleo-Friendly Picnik Is Now Open in Growing St. Elmo District

It's St. Elmo Marketplace's first food truck Paleo-Friendly Picnik Now Open in Growing St. Elmo District Paleo-Friendly Food Truck Opens New Location in South Austin St. Elmo Marketplace Welcomes Its First Food Truck, Picnik Famed butter coffee purveyor Picnik opened a new trailer within the St. Show More Summary

22 Essential Austin Breakfast Tacos

From migas to chorizo to vegan Breakfast tacos are a very important part of an Austinite’s life, who are all rightly so obsessed with variations of beans, eggs, and maybe cheese and maybe meat, all wrapped in a tortilla. Since the world...Show More Summary

Indian-Texas Trailer Serves Brisket Curry and Roti Tacos in South Austin

From the chef behind Chaiwalla and Anjore When Still Austin Whiskey Co. opens next week on St. Elmo Road, it’ll come with a new Indian-Texas food trailer from chef Deepa Shridhar, Puli-Ra. She was known for mash-up pastries and curries...Show More Summary

Bagel Brunches at Jeffrey’s, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Bagel baker Alex Manley will run monthly bagel brunches at Jeffrey’s this fall. The family-style bagels will include smoked fish, scrambled eggs, pastries, and Stumptown coffee. Show More Summary

Chronicle Fawns Over Fare at Pitchfork Pretty

Austin Monthly finds a hidden mezcal bar Chronicle reviewer Melody Fury visited the undeniably gorgeous Pitchfork Pretty, and found the food worthy of the decor. While the restaurant is described as “Hill Country cuisine,” Fury noted...Show More Summary

Rainey Street Bar Busted for Refilling Opened Bottles of Liquor

TABC found that Icenhauer's violated an alcoholic beverage code Rainey Street bar Icenhauer’s was cited for refilling its liquor bottles, as reported by Houston Chronicle. It is the only Austin establishment on the list of Texas violators. Show More Summary

15 Austin Restaurants Perfect for Big Groups

From pizza and beer to fine dining Going out with a party of more than ten people can definitely pose logistical challenges, especially in Austin. Birthdays and celebrations can get bogged down by logistical concerns like space for a large table or accommodating everyone’s dietary needs, and some restaurants just get overwhelmed by large parties. Show More Summary

Chronicle Food Editor Brandon Watson Is Leaving His Position

He joins CultureMap Austin and San Antonio Chronicle’s Brandon Watson is leaving his position as the alternative weekly’s food editor and critic. He will become the food editor of lifestyle website CultureMap, overseeing its Austin and San Antonio coverage. Watson took over as the food editor from longtime staffer Virginia Wood in 2014. Show More Summary

Austin Urban Whiskey Distillery Opens in September

Guests will be able to make their own booze barrels Still Austin Whiskey Co., Austin proper's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, is opening on Saturday, September 23 within the Yard, the growing mixed-use warehouse development on St. Show More Summary

All the Best Austin Food Festivals, Month by Month

A year-round guide to the best food and drink-related events in the city Festivals and events are plentiful in Austin throughout the calendar year, and the city isn’t without its fair share of food-related happenings. To help sort through...Show More Summary

More Fast-Casual Mediterranean Lands in Austin

DC-based chain Cava expands to downtown and West Campus Mediterranean restaurant Cava announced plans to open two locations in Austin. The DC-based fast-casual chain will open at 515 Congress Avenue and Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty on Guadalupe. Show More Summary

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