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Wendy Davis Loves Whataburger, Stiles Switch’s Barbecue Day, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
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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.

— Former Texas senator Wendy Davis is a big fan of Whataburger and Jo’s Coffee, but does not approve of chili with beans ("You cannot call yourself a true Texan if you eat your chili with beans.") and pumpkin beer/coffee.

— Jess Pryles spent an early morning with Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick while he prepared barbecue for the restaurant's lunch service for the day.

Austin Monthly took a look at classic Austin restaurants’ old menus, including Matt’s El Rancho and Magnolia Cafe’s first iteration Omelettry West.

— Comedian Eugene Mirman enjoyed some Franklin Barbecue yesterday, presumably with Bill Nye the Science Guy before their StarTalk Live show at ACL Live last night.

— Voodoo Doughnut commemorated the beginning of Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend with a special doughnut.

— Newly-opened Juniper is adding happy hour with a special separate menu, including a wagyu ribeye cap skewer, chicken liver, and the popular dinner item puffy potatoes. It will last from 4 to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

— Austin chefs shared what their children like to eat and what they make for their school lunches. Shawn Cirkiel’s sons are fans of jamón and Duke’s mayonnaise. Heido Garbo sometimes makes his son a lobster roll for lunch.

— Live Oak Brewing’s canned Hefeweizen is now a reality.

— Antonio James was charged with criminal mischief and public intoxication after he damaged the Jack in the Box on North Lamar and attempted to fight with people last Monday.

Matt's El Rancho

2613 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 462-9333 Visit Website


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website


8490 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90069 (424) 281-1890 Visit Website

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

6610 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

Voodoo Doughnut

3715 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (346) 802-3138 Visit Website