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What-A-Burger, Frank Bruni’s Favorite Austin Spot, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Flat Track Coffee
Flat Track Coffee
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

There are What-A-Burgers in Virginia and North and South Carolina, not to be confused with the Texas chain Whataburger.

— Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni is a big fan of barbecue, Olamaie, and Foreign & Domestic:

— CNN took a look at the correlation between beef and climate change with a visit to Snow’s BBQ and a ranch where some of the meat comes from. Columnist John D. Sutter explicitly described the brisket as "easily was one of the most food-orgasm-y things I've tasted."

— Intimate cafe Flat Track Coffee launched a Kickstarter to raise money for new equipment and more space.

— Live Oak Brewing’s Oktoberfest was dubbed the winner of the last crowler in trophy form during yesterday’s beer battle at Cuvee Coffee.

— Approaching Rainey Street restaurant Emmer & Rye hired its general manager yesterday, Chris Dufau. He previously was a general manager and sommelier at Jeffrey’s and Zoot Restaurant.

— With more and more restaurants opening in Austin, construction jobs have increased in the city.


1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewery

3301 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 385-2299 Visit Website

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website

Cuvée Coffee

2000 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 368-5636 Visit Website

Flat Track Coffee [Relocated]

913 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 814-6010 Visit Website