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The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ/Facebook

— With the Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners football game on Saturday, governor Greg Abbott made a barbecue bet with the rival state’s governor Mary Fallin. If UT loses, Abbott will send over a parcel of Railhead BBQ (located outside of Fort Worth). If the Sooners lose, Fallin will donate meals from Oklahoma's Head Country Bar-B-Q to Austin’s Capital Area Food Bank. Mayor Steve Adler bet Franklin Barbecue on the Longhorns’ first game of the season, which they lost.

— Aaron Franklin once again sang his praises of Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, saying it serves "the most rad tacos in town."

— A food truck is coming to Anderson High School, as a way to promote healthier eating habits. Dubbed the Nacho Average Food Truck by the students, standard meals will come with two tacos, a choice of three vegetable and fruit sides, and milk. Aguas frescas and paletas will also be available.

— Two men with guns and masks robbed the Applebee’s in Georgetown at 1 a.m. on Thursday, October 8. No one was hurt.

— The Westlake location of Tex Mex chain Tres Amigos has shuttered. There are still two other spots near Highways 290 and 183 and South Austin.

— After all the free tacos yesterday, Fun Fun Fun Fest announced the food and drink lineup for this year’s festival, on Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8. It includes taco cannon partner El Chilito, East Side King, Cazamance, Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, and Black Sheep Lodge.

Tres Amigos

7535 E Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723 (512) 926-4441

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ [Relocated]

7612 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 363-8520 Visit Website

Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake

800 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Anderson High School

8403 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78759

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