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Elijah Wood’s Go-To Austin Restaurants, Doc’s Car Crash, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Doc's Bar & Grill on South Congress
Doc's Bar & Grill on South Congress
Doc's Bar & Grill/Facebook
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.

— In a recent interview with Austin Monthly, actor Elijah Wood described Austin’s dining scene as "incredible," and shared that he still loves going to Uchi, Qui, Odd Duck, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, La Condesa, and Midnight Cowboy for drinks. Earlier this year, he shared his take on the city’s iconic dishes with Eater.

— An Uber car crashed into Doc's Bar and Grill: on South Congress last night. There were no major injuries.

— Philip Speer offered a follow-up statement to his candid video on ChefsFeed earlier this month. He wrote about making the right life decisions now and why he decided to open up:

I am not going to go on a soap box and preach my new way of living, that is not what I would want for anyone. I am not going to deny that my hand was not forced in some ways. I do however, want to share my story so that maybe- just maybe, if there are others out there who feel trapped in a cycle of a madness, maybe they can see that there are choices to make ourselves healthier- mind and body

— The number of jobs in the food services and accommodations industry grew by 13.3% in the past five years, but fell by 1.5% in the past year, as reported by Community Impact.

— A teen was charged with stealing mac ‘n cheese trailer MacDaddy’s tip jar last weekend. When owner Christoph Terrell realized it was gone, he caught the accused.

post pump plate of perfection.

A photo posted by Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) on

— Celebrity alerts: musician and rapper Andre 3000, from Outkast, was spotted at Justine’s Brasserie this week. Then, after Adrian Grenier’s visit to the Blue Cat Cafe, he visited South Congress Hotel restaurant Cafe No Se for avocado toast.

— Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches are back at Brew & Brew.

— Daniel Vaughn took a look at pitmaster John Lewis’ barbecue family tree, dating back to his great-great-great grandfather in New Mexico.

— In light of flooding advisories this weekend, especially after the Memorial Day floods, KVUE spoke to business owners along North Lamar about their concerns, including Matthew Sullivan from House Park BBQ.

— Austin Business Journal compared the cost of food items in Austin to the national average price. Sirloin steak is $12.99 in Austin to the country’s $12.85, and a craft beer six-pack is $8.49 to the national $9.59.

Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill [Closed]

1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-9181 Visit Website

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos Street, , TX 78702 (512) 655-3442 Visit Website


4710 East 5th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 385-2900 Visit Website

La Condesa

400 West 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 499-0300 Visit Website

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website

Cafe No Sé

1603 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 942-2061

Qui [Closed]

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 436-9626 Visit Website

Midnight Cowboy

313 East 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 843-2715 Visit Website