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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.

— 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

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