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Austin’s Best Burgers, Callie Speer on Cake Wars, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

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.

— Hopdoddy was deemed as Austin’s best burger according to a survey collected by Zagat. The local burger chain was followed by Jacoby’s and then eight other burgers.

— Austin blogger Lauren Modery frustratingly discovered one would-be bar/restaurant owner’s take on development in Austin’s east side.

— Cuvee Coffee owner Mike McKim will begin meetings with TABC after the agency took away what it called the illegal crowler machine in July.

— Geraldine pastry chef Callie Speer will be competing in a Christmas-themed episode of Cake Wars, airing on the Food Network on Monday, November 9.

Crafted Meat, from @gestalten

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— Salt & Time was included in Gestalten’s book about the new meat movement, Crafted Meat.

— Fun Fun Fun Fest staffers shared the story of how, during the 2011 festival, Misfits singer Glenn Danzig really needed a French onion soup, which wasn’t easy to find then, and a Wendy’s chicken sandwich, before he would perform. Later, another staffer got him hot dogs from Frank because catering was closed and he was really hungry.

Orange is the New Black actress and comedian Lea DeLaria recently dined at Guero’s Taco Bar during her short stay in Austin.

— The potential new courthouse in downtown Austin, which could have included a restaurant, is a no-go after yesterday’s election.

— According to the Huffington Post, Austin’s most innovative chefs are a bunch of restaurant chefs, including Stella San Jac’s Michael Cerrie and Corner’s Jennifer Etzkin, along with Andrew Curren and James Robert from Fixe.

Salt & Time

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1383 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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

Cuvée Coffee

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


1412 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 512 447 7688