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Flix Brewhouse’s ‘Star Wars’ Beers, Paul Qui’s Miami Restaurant, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Flix Brewhouse
Flix Brewhouse
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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.

— Flix Brewhouse was so happy about Star Wars last week that the mini-theater and brewery chain created its own line of beers in honor of the movie series Spaceballs, the film parody of the series. There is the Dark Helmet Imperial Stout, Druish Wedding Farmhouse Ale, Ludicrous Speed IPA, and the limited Mega Maid Cask Scotch Ale.

The Chronicle examined the living wages of Austin’s chefs, which is often low at the beginning and usually doesn’t include insurance. Other restaurants, like Lenoir, strive to be fairer to their employees by paying $10-13 an hour, offering overtime, and paying for general doctor visits.

— Paul Qui’s first not-Texas restaurant opened this week in Miami. Pao's menu features Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, and French influences. Gold leafs cover the space, including the Damien Hirst gold unicorn.

— Mijos, the Tex Mex restaurant from San Antonio, is now closed. No more queso flameado and fried ice cream on East 11th Street.

— Austin’s wine scene was highlighted by international wine trade magazine Meininger’s. Master sommelier June Rodil, who is also McGuire Moorman Hospitality group’s beverage director, spoke about Austinites wanting to try new wines.

Pao by Paul Qui

3201 Collins Avenue, , FL 33140 (786) 655-5600 Visit Website

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S Interstate 35 #B1, Round Rock, TX 78681 (512) 244-2739 Visit Website