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Matthew McConaughey Discovered at Hyatt Bar, Franchising Alamo Drafthouse, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

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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.

— Actor Matthew McConaughey explained how he came up with the famous catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright" on Saturday Night Live after he met the Dazed and Confused casting director at the Hyatt Hotel bar.

— With news that genetically modified salmon is now approved by the FDA, The Dallas Morning News asked Texas business owners whether they would sell the fish. Quality Seafood owner Carol Huntsberger said no.

— The Alamo Drafthouse are popping up across the country thanks to franchising. Founder Tim League told the Statesman that he expected to have at least 50 different locations in two or three years.

— Owners of defunct Your Mom’s Burger Bar, Ryan and Gina Blackmore, are bringing back the restaurant as a burger meal kit subscription service.

— CNBC realized that food trucks are a thing, using Franklin Barbecue’s and The Peached Tortilla’s origin stories as an examples.

— La Condesa is closed for lunch today due to filming.

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-1234 Visit Website

The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Road, , TX 78756 (512) 330-4439 Visit Website

La Condesa

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

Franklin Barbecue

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

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Quality Seafood

5621 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751 Visit Website