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Aaron Franklin’s Favorite Barbecue, When One Direction Visited Whataburger, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Aaron Franklin at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Aaron Franklin at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Courtesy of Food & Wine
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.

— Aaron Franklin’s favorite barbecue (other than his own, presumably) is Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ. He hit up the old location at Star Bar with Food & Wine before it moved down to its new permanent spot on Brodie Lane.

— Someone(s) is trolling Franklins [sic] Barbecue into moving to Houston.

Taco loving Fun Fun Fun Fest is now looking for food vendors for the music festival on November 6 through 8. The deadline for applications is September 3.

— Whataburger, which recently (and brilliantly) weighed in on the whole Drake and Meek Mill feud, remembered the good old days when One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles stopped by the beloved Texas fast food chain.

— NPR spoke to Odd Duck manager Jason James about yaupon tea, which the restaurant serves instead of black tea.

The Food Lab at UT is now Food + City. The research center will still explore food issues in the city, state, and beyond.

— Check out the interior of the old GM Steakhouse in a still from Austinite Richard Linklater’s Slacker. The image was posted by Also Starring Austin, a Twitter account dedicated to Austin films.

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ [Relocated]

7612 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 363-8520 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website