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Jester King Brewery and Franklin Barbecue’s Beer Is Back, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

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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.

— Figlet, the collaborative beer from Jester King Brewery and Franklin Barbecue, is back again, with smoked figs from the barbecue spot’s smokers. 6,000 bottles will be available for sale today, January 15, at 4 p.m. in the Hill Country brewery’s tasting room.

— Austin’s food trends of last year, according to Forbes, include bread, cauliflower, vegetable-based desserts, and fermentation.

— Don’t worry: the Franklin Barbecue line Twitter isn’t gone forever, despite not having Tweeted since October. The person has been away, but will be back before SXSW craziness.

— The Austin-based Favor welcomes newcomer Amazon Now Prime to Austin’s delivery app circle.

— The Braiser’s list of Austin chefs to look out for this includes a lot of old names (Paul Qui, Bryce Gilmore, Rene Ortiz), and some new ones (Kevin Fink, Joshua Thomas).

— Chipotle will shutter all stores nationwide, including Austin, on February 8 to discuss the recent E. coli outbreaks.

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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