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Warm Up With 12 Hot Boozy Cocktails

Hot toddies, buttered rum, and more December means it’s time for hot cocktails. Setting Austin’s mild winter aside, the city does occasionally encounter cold fronts and freezing rain, so it’s best to warm up with a drink or two. This...Show More Summary

David Chang at La Barbecue, Easy Tiger’s Biscuits, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Momofuku chef/owner David Chang sure appreciates well-sliced brisket, especially when it comes from La Barbecue. Thank you @la_barbecue & Alison. You guys are the best.Show More Summary

Bill Murray Hangs Out at Franklin Barbecue

The actor saw where the brisket magic happens Actor Bill Murray came, he saw, he kicked ass at Franklin Barbecue and probably got to skip the line. He was in town and no Austin trip is complete without a visit to the acclaimed barbecue...Show More Summary

Sophia’s Italian Food Overshadowed by Flash, Laments Chronicle

What became of the Bess Bistro space Chronicle's Brandon Watson found Sophie’s noteworthy dishes can be overpowered by the restaurant's club scene. The BDG Hospitality Group (Matt Deichl, Jonathan Gillespie, and James Brown) opened the modern Italian-American supper club in Bess Bistro’s former spot on West 6th Street. Show More Summary

In-N-Out Burger’s Campus Spot Is Now Open

Double doubles and animal style. In-N-Out Burger’s Austin takeover continues with the opening of its sixth location right on the Drag. This new drive-thru is found over on Guadalupe Street, taking over Burger King's old building. The...Show More Summary

Watch: Smoking 24 Hours Worth of Meat at Franklin Barbecue

Bon Appetit editor tries his barbecue hand It takes a lot of work to run Franklin Barbecue, constantly churning out perfectly moist brisket and tender ribs to eagerly waiting fans and customers, all with a pleasant vibe. To get the full Franklin Barbecue experience, Bon Appetit deputy editor Andrew Knowlton spent 6 a.m. Show More Summary

12 Days of Meats at Stiles Switch Will Get You Sweating

It’s a barbecue holiday tradition Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is getting in the holiday spirit with the return of its 12 Days of Smoked Meats. This is when the the barbecue restaurant takes it upon itself to concoct daily meaty specials. Show More Summary

Vox Table’s Mexican Restaurant El Burro Kicks In Next Week

With margaritas and fajitas South Lamar gets a brand new Mexican restaurant when El Burro opens next week on Tuesday, December 6. The Lamar Union eatery comes courtesy of Vox Table owner Vincent Manguino and the rest of team from the...Show More Summary

Tacos in Austin: 13 To Try Now

The hottest ones in town The Austin sun rises and sets with tacos, from fluffy bacon and egg ones in the morning to the greasy perfection of a lengua at night. With tacos literally on every corner and then some, the city is rich with tortilla-filled wonders. Show More Summary

El Naranjo’s Iliana De La Vega Longs for Lebanese Cuisine in Austin

The Mexican chef also raves about Wink Austin is home to an abundance of restaurants, bars, food trucks, breweries, and much more, all of which mirror the innovative city. To help navigate through the seemingly endless food and drink...Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel’s Dirty Sixth Lawsuit, Otoko’s Bluefin Tuna Breakdown, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 11 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Former NFL football quarterback Johnny Manziel is being sued by Dirty Sixth bar New York New York employee Eric Newton. Newton claims that Manzel broke his nose after an altercation in September. Show More Summary

Elgin’s Aviator Pizza Expands With South Austin Pizzeria

With a craft beer focus Elgin-based Aviator Pizza is headed to Austin with cheesy pies and craft beer. It takes over Billie Jean's Burger Pub's location on South Congress starting on Tuesday, December 13. The pizzeria is known for pizza...Show More Summary

Modern Steakhouse STK Is Ditching Its 'Female-Friendly' Steak Concept

No more plans for smaller portions for women Modern steakhouse STK is replacing the chain’s planned offshoot branch STK Rebel in Austin. It was originally meant to be casual, comparatively more affordable, and “female-friendly” version...Show More Summary

13 Off-Menu Items You Need to Try Right Now in Austin

Get in on the secret It's easy to have a dining routine, frequenting the same places and dishes over and over again. Repetition can be comforting. And hey, don't blame yourself. But if you're looking to shake things up, take advantage...Show More Summary

Spun Spins Off New Ice Cream Truck With Hot Chocolate

Parked in the Domain Spun Ice Cream is expanding with a brand new ice cream truck beginning on Wednesday, November 30. It’ll be found up in the Domain, parked in front of the iPic Theater on Amy Donovan Plaza. The starting menu includes...Show More Summary

Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill Is Closing South Congress Spot

Last day is Christmas Eve Eve Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill is shuttering its South Congress location this month, due to the block’s impending demolition for a new development. The sports bar had been open for 11 years. The last day of...Show More Summary

15 Divine Places to Sip Tea in Austin

Warming cups (Relatively) cooler temperatures means it’s time to warm up with hot tea. Whether you’re looking for a classy afternoon tea service with dainty sandwiches and scones or just a really good cup to go along with breakfast,Show More Summary

Cane Rosso’s Neapolitan Pizzas Are the Real Deal for Statesman

Chronicle finds something for everyone at Picnik Statesman critic Matthew Odam discovered authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas with tantalizing toppings at Cane Rosso pizzeria. The Dallas chain started slinging pizzas in Sunset Valley this past July in the space previously occupied by St. Show More Summary

Another Italian Restaurant Heads to Austin With Risotto and Chocolate

Intero comes into the mix Austin’s Italian boom continues at a steadfast pace with newcomer Intero. The restaurant will focus on contemporary Italian fare and chocolates. The name is Italian for “complete” — its goal is to waste nothing, from using whole animals to every part of the seasonal produce. Show More Summary

Justine’s Winter Tent, Matthew McConaughey’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — It’s not the Austin holiday season without the grand opening of French-inspired restaurant Justine’s winter tent, which debuted over the holiday weekend. It’s where guests...Show More Summary

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