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Apis Gets Rid of Tasting Menu, Alton Brown’s Austin Margaritas, and More A.M. Intel

The latest nine 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.

— Eater 38 restaurant Apis is getting rid of its signature tasting menu, for now as it focuses on opening Pizzeria Sorellina, coming soon, as well as expanding the farm. The last day to take advantage of the epic tasting menu (lasting for over 20 courses) will be on Friday, October 14. There are plans to bring it back next year as a traveling version throughout the different Apis spaces.

— In bringing Austin to Washington D.C. with South by South Lawn (the East Coast version of SXSW), there were vegetarian tacos, but no barbecue.

— Picnik, the paleo food truck, is now serving alcohol at its relatively recent brick and mortar on Burnet Road. This means wine, beer, and cider, which are all gluten-free. The restaurant is also offering quick and easy breakfast tacos and chorizo frittatas to go.

— Food geek, chef, and author Alton Brown enjoyed margaritas in Austin after his appearance at BookPeople last night, but where did he go?

Three margaritas and I'm not feeling a thing (crash). #EveryDayCook in Austin.

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— Still need to register to vote and hungry for a sandwich? All Thundercloud Subs locations will offer voter registration on Tuesday, October 11, which happens to be the cut-off date to register before the presidential election in November.

— Applications are now being accepted for Austin Food and Wine Alliance’s grants. All together, $25,000 will be distributed to chosen culinary and community ventures. The deadline is Tuesday, November 1.

— For food writer Mike Sutter’s first San Antonio Express piece, he took on Torchy’s Tacos, highlighting its positive aspects (specific tacos, street corn) and negative ones (lack of handmade tortillas).

Bloomberg Businessweek named June’s as Austin’s best spot for a power lunch, because of its day-long menu and wine selection courtesy of master sommelier June Rodil.

— Music-focused Fuse ranked and judged ACL's food options, naming Salt Lick's brisket nachos as the best, with Micklethwait Craft Meat's brisket sandwich as number two.

Torchy's Tacos

1822 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 916-9025 Visit Website


888 Westheimer Road, , TX 77006 (346) 261-4996 Visit Website


1722 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 416-1722 Visit Website

Apis Restaurant & Apiary

23526 Texas 71, , TX 78669 (512) 436-8918 Visit Website

ThunderCloud Subs

3200 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 452-5010 Visit Website