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23 Austin Restaurants Where Dessert Steals the Show

Sweet satisfaction Dessert is the best course of any and every meal. No matter how full a person gets, everyone makes room a sugary finale. And there are different ways to go about satisfying that sweet tooth, from something light and refreshing like a parfait, or indulgently heavy like chocolate cake, these are Austin’s very best desserts around. Show More Summary

Former Tamale House Staffers Are Opening a Taco Restaurant Co-Op

Our Taco House Co-op will dish out migas and cupcakes in North Loop Our Taco House Co-op is seeking to become what might very well be Austin’s first cooperatively owned and run taco restaurant, courtesy of former Tex-Mex institutionShow More Summary

The Early Word on Punk Rock Diner Holy Roller

Read on for the good and bad news on the fare, drinks, and iconic design Though Callie Speer gained notoriety as a pastry chef, she tackles savory diner favorites with her new restaurant Holy Roller, which opened in July. The all-day and late night spot runs the gamut from pancakes to salads to “trash fries” with gravy, cotija cheese, and an egg. Show More Summary

Women-Led Central District Brewing Wants to Bring Beer to Downtown Austin

IPAs, French saisons, and more Longtime Austinites Angela Duley and Julie Ballato are bringing a brewery downtown with Central District Brewing. The two recently got approval to enter negotiations with the city to build Central District Brewing in the Austin Convention Center parking garage. Show More Summary

Blue Bell Ice Cream Makes a Special Space Delivery, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Astronauts seem to like Blue Bell ice cream. The SpaceX Dragon capsule delivered 30 cups of the Texas ice cream, along with other essential goods, to the International SpaceShow More Summary

Classic Tex-Mex Spot Cisco’s Has New Owners

The restaurant will continue to operate Cisco’s, the favorite Tex-Mex greasy spoon on East 6th, has new owners now. The recent team behind the restaurant, which had been up for sale last year, are Matt Cisneros (who happens to be the...Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink During Pride Week

Cocktails and rainbow sprinkles Austin Pride Week, the city’s LGBTQ celebration, kicks off today and culminates in a float parade from the Capitol to Republic Square Park on Saturday, August 26th. There are official events throughout the week, and many local restaurants and bars are getting in on the fun with special drinks and dishes. Show More Summary

New York-Style Bagels Come to Brew & Brew With Rosen's

Sandwiches and bagel chips too Rosen’s Bagel Company opens its long-term shop serving out of Wright Bros. Brew and Brew on Wednesday, August 23, after several months of what founder Tom Rosen calls “the pop-up grind.” The menu includes...Show More Summary

Austin Coffee Trailer Opens Cafe in Urban Outfitters Space

Lucky Lab Coffee Co. has a new home Coffee trailer Lucky Lab Coffee Co. opened its first brick and mortar home within Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty. It debuted this week in the former Pizzeria Vetri space on the Drag, featuring a...Show More Summary

Drink.Well Manager Accuses Owner of Sexual Assault

The bar is temporarily closed until early September On Thursday, Becca Yannone, the manager of North Loop bar Drink.Well, posted to Facebook saying that the bar's co-owner Michael Sanders "forcibly kissed me on the mouth, despite being told multiple times not to,” earlier that week. Show More Summary

New Austin Asian Food Festival, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Austin is getting a new Asian food festival with the first-time Far East Fest in the fall. It’ll feature cuisines from Chinese to Indian to Thai to more from restaurants like Wu Chow, Thai Kun, Peached Tortilla, Dee Dee, Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, and others. Show More Summary

Where to Find Fiery Hatch Green Chile Dishes in Austin

New Mexico pepper madness It’s hatch green chile season, where the regional New Mexico chiles, sourced from the town of Hatch, are popping up on menus, including those found in Austin restaurants. These chiles are notably spicier than California and Anaheim peppers. Show More Summary

Conveyor Belt Sushi at Kula Mesmerizes Austin Monthly

The publication also recommends a new sandwich spot Austin Monthly’s Sarah Thurmond visited Kula Revolving Sushi Bar, famous for its conveyor-belt delivery and iPad ordering system. She admitted the visit was more about the experience...Show More Summary

Downtown Austin Gets a New Fancy Cocktail Lounge

Get ready for sparkling mixed drinks and wines Downtown Austin gets a new upscale cocktail lounge with the opening of Moonfire Lounge in the Warehouse District on Colorado Street. The upscale bar focuses on drinks, wine, and small bites,...Show More Summary

Second Bar and Kitchen Finally Opens Airport Restaurant

Coming August 22 Second Bar and Kitchen’s long-awaited location in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport finally has its opening date: Tuesday, August 22. The La Corsha Hospitality Group restaurant will be found at Gate 7. The new...Show More Summary

Dallas-Based Twisted Root Burger Co. Shuttered Second Austin Attempt

No more mini-golf Dallas-based chain Twisted Root Burger Co. closed its second attempt at an Austin location last weekend. The Burnet restaurant held its last day of service on Saturday, August 12, as noted on Yelp. The website and specific Facebook page do not exist anymore either. Show More Summary

Shake Shack Opens First San Antonio Location

The burger chain opens its doors on August 23 East Coast favorite burger chain Shake Shack is opening its first San Antonio location on Wednesday, August 23. It’ll be found in the Park North Shopping Center in Shearer Hills/Ridgeview. Show More Summary

A Guide to Austin Airport’s Upcoming New Dining Restaurants and Bars

Healthy options, expansions of favorites, and more tacos While some airports offer dining options as derided as the food on the plane, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has always kept it “weird” by hosting almost exclusively local restaurants. Show More Summary

Houston's Feges BBQ Austin Pop-Up, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Houston pitmaster Patrick Feges is popping up with Austin’s Evan LeRoy for a whole animal barbecue pop-up on Monday, September 4 at LeRoy and Lewis’ home on Pickle Road. Three smoked meat plates with sides will be available from 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Where to Discover Poke in Austin

Bowls to nachos to burritos The beloved Hawaiian dish poke (pronounced poh-kay) is having a moment on the United States mainland, and it quickly staked a claim in the Austin food scene from fast-casual expansion Poke Poke, cocktail bar...Show More Summary

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