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John Lewis in Garden and Gun; Chef Competitions and Shuffles; More

Find out who won Citywide 86’d and the Texas Fried Chicken Throwdown.

Citywide 86'd 2015
Citywide 86'd 2015
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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.

ZOMG BBQGarden and Gun included La Barbecue’s John Lewis in a pitmaster feature. He spoke about tinkering with equipment from Home Depot, creating his own giant smokers, and his South Carolina place, Lewis Barbecue. [Garden and Gun]

COMPETITION WIRE — St. Philip’s Joel Garza won the final round of this year’s Citywide 86’d, which was held on Monday, June 15. He will get to stage for a week in San Francisco’s Aster. In Round Top on Sunday, June 14, Jack Gilmore won the first Texas Fried Chicken Throwdown, hosted by Bud Royer. His cafe, Royer’s, took home the people’s choice award. [EaterWire]

QUIZ WIRE — How well do you think you know the city’s food scene? Austin Monthly has just the test for you. Questions range from easy (chef with the most Twitter followers) to deeper history dives (restaurant that hosted the inauguration dinner for Ann Richards). [Austin Monthly]

CHEF SHUFFLES — Lenoir’s Melissa Moss has been promoted from sous chef to chef de cuisine. She arranged the restaurant’s Passover dinner earlier this year. Elsewhere, Ben McBride came back to Austin after a stint in Singapore and Miami to become Perla’s executive chef. He helped open the restaurant in 2009 as the chef de cuisine, and also worked at Uchi. [EaterWire]

Round Top

, , TX 78954


68 Wentworth Street, , SC 29401 (843) 534-9031 Visit Website

St. Philip

4715 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 358-7445

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website


1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 291-7300 Visit Website

Jack Allen's Kitchen [Oak Hill]

7720 West Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735