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Nick Offerman Loves Texas Barbecue, Gardner’s Brunch, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

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.

— Nick Offerman really, really, really loves Texas barbecue, according to his Reddit AMA this week.

— To help out Lola Stephen’s charitable efforts with Eater 38 Nubian Queen Lola Cajun, Tyson Foods, the Arkansas-based meat processor, is donating a year’s worth of chicken to the restaurant.

— Brunch is coming on Sunday, September 20 to Gardner, as seen by Forks Up, who attended a preview of the weekend meal. Expect doughnut holes, Bloody Marys, bialys, and grits.

— The Taco Journalism duo wrapped up research for their second book, The Tacos of Texas. Over 500 tacos were eaten.

— Night owl caffiene fiends can add Monkey Nest to their list of places to frequent: the Burnet Road coffee shop is now open 24 hours.

— Launderette made it on Southern Living’s best restaurants of the year list. Elsewhere in the publication, barbecue editor Robert Moss said Freedmen’s Bar served the best smoked meats in a bar setting.

— Attempt to make your own Noble Sandwich Co. meal with this recipe for its sausage, apple, and manchego sandwich.


1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78762 Visit Website

Nubian Queen Lola's Soul Food

1815 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX 78702

Noble Sandwich Co.

4805 Burnet Road, , TX 78756 (512) 666-5124 Visit Website

Monkey Nest Coffee

5353 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 505-8033 Visit Website


2115 Holly Street, , TX 78702 (512) 382-1599 Visit Website


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