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Win Franklin Barbecue by Donating Blood, Austin Chefs’ Food Trend Predictions, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five 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.

— To encourage blood donations, The Blood Center of Central Texas is hosting a private Franklin Barbecue dinner to one 30 eligible donors (with plus-ones) until Friday, January 15.

Aaron Franklin Promotes National Blood Donor Month

Win a PRIVATE Dinner at Franklin Barbecue! January is National Blood Donor Month, and Aaron Franklin has a few things to say about that in the video below.Donate at any Donor Center between January 1 - January 15, and be automatically entered to win. 30 lucky donors will be chosen to bring a guest to dinner on Saturday, January 30. Good luck, meat eaters!...And thanks for your support, Aaron!

Posted by The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas on Monday, January 4, 2016

— Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn dug in deep with both Qui’s wagyu short ribs and Freedmen’s sausage (made with pink salt).

— Austin chefs shared their food trend predictions with Austin Way. If they're right, fermentation will become bigger. Bryce Gilmore thinks "people [will] realiz[e] the paleo diet is a joke," and Heidi Garbo sees food delivery service options growing.

AM New York named Austin as a really romantic city because of that "I Love You So Much" mural, and intimate shows at the Continental Club or Elephant Room.

— Thrillist discovered Austin’s most instagrammed places, which include Banger's, Franklin Barbecue, Topgolf, and Stubb's.


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

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 386-1656 Visit Website


1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard, , TX 77084 (281) 406-3176 Visit Website

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

801 Red River Street, , TX 78701 (737) 465-1218 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

Qui [Closed]

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 436-9626 Visit Website