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Home Slice North Loop Updates, Stubb's Bar-B-Q Is Safe For Now, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 12 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Krause Cafe in New Braunfels
Krause Cafe in New Braunfels
Krause Cafe/Official
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.

Statesman has an update on the long-awaited North Loop location of Home Slice, which was originally pegged to open around now. The pizzeria just received a conditional use permit, with building permits to come. It's looking like the new pizzeria will debut sometime in the spring.

— The historic Krause Cafe is coming back to New Braunfels with both beer hall and garden and a new owner. German-leaning food will be served, like sausages and Reuben sandwiches. It opens next month.

— Stubb’s the barbecue restaurants are safe for now after Stubb’s the barbecue sauce company sued the group over its expansions, claiming the brand belonged to the sauce's parent company One World Food. The case's judge, Sam Sparks, knows how big of a deal it is. He wrote: ""In Texas, few things are held more closely than mouth-watering barbeque recipes, but the trademark of famed Texas barbecue restauranteur C.B. 'Stubb' Stubblefield may be prized more highly than any Grandpa's secret sauce."

— Texas businesses, including B.D. Riley's Irish Pub on 6th Street, are opposing the state's anti-transgender bathroom bill.

— Scenes from director Richard Linklater's film, Boyhood, were filmed in Dart Bowl Cafe.

— Central Market’s Westgate location has a brand new growler station, with 20 different beers on tap, including locals like Pinthouse Pizza.

— Cooler company Yeti doesn’t think Tacodeli's salsa dona is as hot as fire ants and actor Tim Riggins.

Rather than half-priced charc and cheese plates, it'll be half off of a daily rotating selection from each menu—for example, 1/2 off Mt. Tam from cheese & 1/2 off 'nduja from charcuterie. Maybe you can edit it to say, "including discounted food items"

— Happy hour alerts: Small Victory is expanding its happy hour offers with $6 daiquiris of the bartender's choosing, along with half-off wines, beers, and ciders, paired with rotating half-off selections from cheese and meat plates, all from 5 to 8 p.m. The Carillon has a new happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, with $2 off drinks and shared plates from the bar. Cafe Blue's new downtown location is offering half-priced wine in the form of glasses, bottles. or flights on Wednesdays all day and night.

— Speaking of: September's mixed drink sales were up for Austin bars.

— Down in San Antonio, chef Jason Dady is bringing back an old spot for his seventh restaurant, The Bin, which focuses on Spanish tapas. It opened in September.

Daily Texan highlights former student Edward Sumner and his food truck, Don Japanese. The truck temporarily shuttered in the spring and now has a new home on West 23rd Street in West Campus.

— Two people stole a lot of booze from The Oasis on Lake Travis over the course of two break-ins, one in August, and again in September.

Dart Bowl

5700 Grover Avenue, , TX 78756 (512) 452-2518 Visit Website

BD Riley's Irish Pub

204 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 494-1335 Visit Website

Central Market

4001 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78756 (713) 386-1700 Visit Website

The Oasis on Lake Travis

6550 Comanche Trail, , TX 78732 (512) 266-2442 Visit Website

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

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

Home Slice Pizza

1415 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 444-7437 Visit Website

Pinthouse Pizza [South Lamar]

4236 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 502-5808 Visit Website

Don Japanese Food Truck

, Austin, TX (281) 725-3686


1902 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 357-7770 Visit Website

Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (737) 701-0500

The Carillon

1900 University Avenue, , TX 78705 (512) 404-3655 Visit Website

Cafe Blue

12921 Hill Country Blvd Ste D2-120, Bee Cave, TX 78738 (512) 366-5230 Visit Website

Home Slice [North Loop]

501 East 53rd Street, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website