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The Cost of Being an ACL Eats Vendor, Franklin Barbecue’s Smoker in Louisiana, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

ACL Eats at ACL
ACL Eats at ACL
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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.

— During Austin City Limits Music Festival, it cost cookie-obsessed Tiff's Treats $17,000 for its stall at ACL Eats and "thousands of dollars" for Bananarchy to dip their chocolate-covered frozen bananas.

— Actor Pierce Brosnan and his colleagues from currently-filming television show The Son stopped by Wu Chow for dinner.

— Louisiana food museum, Southern Food & Beverage Museum, is opening a new restaurant, Toups South, from co-chefs Isaac and Amanda Toups. The menu aims to blend together education and dining. This means using the museum's working Franklin Barbecue smoker, donated by Aaron himself, for smoked meats.

— TABC found that of the bars the agency investigated during a September week, 128 sold drinks to minors (of the 1,337).

— With the launch of the new TABC app where users can report violations, KXAN examined what people were actually recording and found that many weren't valid (only 28 of the 144 were real).

— UT Longhorn football player Bryce Cottrell also has his own vodka company, Noble Wolf Vodka, which debuted over the summer. His inspiration was a character from HBO television show Entourage. Another gem: he looked for a chemist on Craigslist and paid that person $80 and a hamburger to development the alcoholic recipe.

— Easy Tiger baker David Norman talked about the importance of flour and using the very best versions of the ingredient.

— Texas public school students will be able to get free breakfasts this week, because of new program Breakfast in the Classroom.

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum

1609 Oretha C. Haley Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113 Visit Website

Wu Chow

500 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-2469 Visit Website


603 W. Live Oak (South First St.), Austin, TX 78704 (512) 522-9316 Visit Website

Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-2600 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

Easy Tiger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 964-8229 Visit Website