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New Chef and Menu at Bess Bistro; Very Cheap Martinis at Parish Underground; Franklin Barbecue Cookbook

WEST 6TH — There's a new chef, new menu, and new culinary focus at Bess Bistro. Under Roman Murphy, the restaurant will pivot from a French/Cajun influence to New American cooking with "Asian, French, and Spanish elements," according to a press release. The restaurant also rolled out a$75 five course tasting menu. [Eaterwire]

CHEAP BOOZE ALERT — The Parish Underground now offers twenty-five cent martinis at lunch Monday through Friday, if you're into getting lit for the second half of your workday. [Eaterwire]

COOKBOOK TRACKINGFranklin Barbecue adherents, take note: The Franklin Barbecue cookbook will drop this spring. According to The Statesman, the book will be " a master course in the fine art of smoking meat, Texas-style." [Statesman]

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Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

Bess Bistro [Closed]

500 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701 512 477 2377