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Where to Eat and Drink Over Memorial Day Weekend

Kick summer off right Despite the temperamental weather outside (thunderstorms, crazy hail, all followed by inevitable humidity), the promise of summer is right around the corner by way of the long Memorial Day weekend. Kick off your...Show More Summary

Janina O’Leary’s Doughnut Milkshakes, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Doughnut milkshakes are already over the top, and Peached Tortilla is taking it to the next level by collaborating with the fried sweet master Janina O’Leary for its next pop-up. Show More Summary

Critic Questions El Burro’s Existence

“Something happened.” Mexican restaurant and margarita cantina El Burro receives several visits from The Austin Chronicle critic Brandon Watson, and it does not go well. The concept comes from Vox Table owner Vincent Manguino and the rest of the team, so Watson expected a bit more finesse than what he experiences. Show More Summary

NO VA Kitchen & Bar Shutters Next Week

Last day is June 3 After almost four years on Rainey Street, comfort food and cocktail hangout NO VA Kitchen & Bar will lock the doors and look for a new tenant. Saturday, June 3, will be the last service for the restaurant. NO VA’sShow More Summary

Pop-Up Music Bar Jumps Into Downtown Austin

EP and Stereotype take over the former Kung Fu Saloon space. West Sixth Street District is gaining a new kid on the block, with pop-up bar EP, which will eventually transform into permanent bar Stereotype. It takes over the former Kung Fu Saloon space on Rio Grande Street. Show More Summary

Where to Work Out and Drink at the Same Time in Austin

Yoga and jogging with beer and wine Why drink and exercise separately when it’s far more efficient to do them together? Luckily, several places around Austin have caught onto the detox/retox trend, offering workout classes with the opportunity to drink and socialize afterwards. Show More Summary

Announced Austin Restaurants: Pole Bowl, Whisler’s New Bar, More

A continually-updated list of places opening soon around the area Wondering what restaurants and bars are opening in Austin? Use this frequently updated list of forthcoming restaurants, bars, and breweries. Check out the 57 Austin restaurants announced this fall here and December’s seven additions here. Show More Summary

Don Japanese Kitchen Opens New Restaurant on West Campus

The food truck is taking over the former Daito space Campus favorite Don Japanese Kitchen is back again with a brick and mortar, after hitting the brakes on its food truck in late April. The new spot sticks close to home near its former...Show More Summary

New Pluckers Wing Bar Opens in the Linc, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Pluckers Wing Bar expands with its sixth location in the Linc, opening on Tuesday, May 30. Before the opening, the Austin wing chain will host games and trivia contests on Friday, May 26, where the winners will receive free Pluckers for a year. Show More Summary

Hangover Observations From Aaron Franklin's First-Ever Hot Luck Festival

Jon Favreau sightings, meats galore, and Japanese pop punk Hot Luck Festival, the inaugural food and music celebration from Aaron Franklin, music Mohawk founder James Moody, Portland food festival co-founder Mike Thelin, made its Austin...Show More Summary

Tex-Mex Burger Cantina El Sapo Takes Over Old Bacon Spot

El Chile’s restaurant moves closer to downtown Austin El Chile Group’s burger and margarita spot El Sapo is leaving its family home on Manor Road for the edge of downtown Austin. The casual restaurant is taking over the former hauntShow More Summary

La Barbecue Joins Forces With Quickie Pickie

The trailer is moving again With the release of Texas Monthly’s best barbecue list yesterday came a little surprise: one of Austin's top barbecue spots La Barbecue is moving again, but just a two minute walk away from its current home. Show More Summary

Odd Duck’s Bryce Gilmore Is Opening a Brand New Casual Restaurant

Aptly named Sour Duck Odd Duck and Barley Swine owner/chef Bryce Gilmore is expanding his restaurant circle with a new fast casual restaurant and store, Sour Duck Market. As noted on Austin 360, it will be found on Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

6 Austin Restaurant Shutters to Know

From Pollo Tropical to Trackside to Hey!...You Gonna Eat or What? April and May brought about a whole bunch of restaurant, bar, and food truck closures to Austin, along with major ones like Scarlet Rabbit in Round Rock, Cantine, Isla, and the just-announced Apothecary. Show More Summary

Allandale Wine Bar Apothecary Is Closing

The Burnet Road restaurant shutters this week Apothecary Cafe and Wine Bar, the cafe and wine bar along Burnet Road, is closing, according to its Facebook page. Owner Niraj Mehdiratta notes that a new owner will take over the space, turning it into a new restaurant. Show More Summary

Austin’s Best Banh Mi Shops, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Statesman critic Matthew Odam collected the city's best banh mi shops, ranging from trailer Saigon Le Vendeur, the still good Tam Deli (despite new owners), to the fancier...Show More Summary

Snow’s BBQ Is the Best Texas Barbecue Joint

Texas Monthly’s list is now out Snow’s BBQ with pitmaster, the badass Tootsie Tomanetz in Lexington, is the number one barbecue spot of the state, according to Texas Monthly’s anticipated best barbecue joints list, which was just released for the year. Show More Summary

Paper Route Bakery Peddles Cookies and Cupcakes in Downtown Austin

Fudge cakes and lemon melt-aways on wheels Bakery delivery service Paper Route Bakery is expanding with a downtown pushcart peddling sweets. Owner and baker Aaron Seriff-Cullick started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to cover...Show More Summary

Tex-Mex Versus Barbecue, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — BBC's travel branch debated what was better: barbecue or Tex-Mex, with a breakfast taco visit to Joe's Bakery (with taco journalist Mando Rayo) and Matt's El Rancho for...Show More Summary

Chronicle Digs EastSide Tavern’s Cheesy Brisket Tater Tots

The barbecue: not so much Last week, Chronicle editor Brandon Watson sat down for Texas dining at EastSide Tavern. After opining on what Texan food really means to him (“heavily spiced junk foods"), he dug into the East Cesar ChavezShow More Summary

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