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Kyoten’s Summer Break, Zooey Deschanel at Hillside Farmacy, and More A.M. Intel

The six latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Freedmen's
Freedmen's
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— Kyoten is taking a little break from Sunday, August 16 until Thursday, September 3. The sushi trailer will reopen on Friday, September 4.

— After doe-eyed indie actress and musician Zooey Deschanel gave birth to her baby daughter and got married earlier this month, the family was spotted at Hillside Farmacy over the weekend.

— Aaron Franklin told The Wall Street Journal that his favorite podcast is Andrew Zimmern’s Go Fork Yourself because

— J.C. Reid, barbecue columnist for the Houston Chronicle, profiled Freedmen’s this week. He wrote that the barbecue joint embraces newer trends with table service, a focus on whiskey, and smoking everything, while also serving delicious brisket, ribs, and sausage.

— Olive & June’s Nathan Fausti was named the best sommelier for the year at the Texas Sommeliers Conference this week.

— As Austin considers getting rid of the criminal history question on job applications, KEYE spoke to Hoover’s Cooking about its policy on giving second chances and not looking into applicants’ pasts.

Kyoten [Closed]

1211 East 6th., Austin, TX 78702 (512) 888-7559 Visit Website

Hillside Farmacy

1209 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 628-0168 Visit Website

Freedmen's

2402 San Gabriel Street, , TX 78705 (512) 220-0953 Visit Website

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