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‘The Leftovers’ Dish on Austin Food, Hopdoddy’s Expansion, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

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— Hopdoddy Burger Bar is coming to San Antonio. The first location will be under construction from December to March at The Rim Shopping Center, reports.

— Cornbread Ventures, a.k.a. the co-founders of Iron Cactus Mexican Grill, have been approved through a court order in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to acquire Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. The bankruptcy sale includes three locations in Texas which will remain open. The new owners have plans to improve both the menu offerings and the aesthetics of each location.

Austin Way reports on where the cast of HBO’s The Leftovers enjoyed eating in Austin while filming the second season of the HBO series in the city. Jennifer Aniston’s husband, actor Justin Theroux has a fondness for La Condesa and Uchi, while his co-stars fell for the Belgian Bomber at Jo’s Coffee, mac and cheese at the Omni Hotel, Mi Madre’s crispy beef taco, pizza at The Backspace, and finally coffee from Juan Pelota Cafe.

— Aaron Franklin proclaimed to Texas Monthly that Feast Portland is the only festival invitation he accepts. While there’s still no further information about the forthcoming Austin food festival that Franklin, Feast co-founder Mike Thelin, and Transmission Events’ James Moody are working on, they do divulge that the idea for the festival was "hatched organically over beers."

— East End Wines will close its doors this month, according to a Facebook post. It will offer discounts on wine until everything runs out. The wine shop does not have plans to relocate as of yet.

— Anastacia Uriegas

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The Backspace

507 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (512) 474-9899 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 243-7505 Visit Website

Jo's Coffee

1300 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 444-3800 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

Omni Hotel Atrium Lounge

700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Juan Pelota Café

400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-0222 Visit Website


1110 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 478-5355 Visit Website

Mi Madre's Restaurant

2201 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 322-9721 Visit Website

East End Wines

1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 904-9056 Visit Website