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Louie Mueller BBQ Delivery, Danny Meyer for Secretary of Labor, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 13 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Louie Mueller BBQ
Louie Mueller BBQ
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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.

— Louie Mueller BBQ fans can now get owner Wayne Mueller's smoked meats from Taylor, Texas right to their homes across the country thanks to food delivery site Goldbely. The array includes brisket, short ribs, sausages galore, and even sandwich kits., all ranging from $99 to $249. Already the whole smoked turkey and pork tenderloin are sold out.

— Alamo Drafthouse is among the bidders for various properties belonging to the Austin school district, which could mean the movie theater chain is already looking at its next Austin location.

— Italian restaurant L'Oca d'Oro calls for New York City restaurateur and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer as the country's Secretary of Labor, instead of Carl's Jr. CEO Andrew Puzder.

— The West Sixth Street Business Association are talking about running a shuttle between the area to and from Rainey Street. Community Impact also reveals that Kung Fu Saloon is taking over the now shuttered Benji's Cantina spot (though no word on what will happen to Kung Fu's Rio Grande Street address).

— Snapchat brought Spectacles (glasses that record moments in real time) to Austin with a pop-up vending machine set up right next to Torchy's Tacos South First trailer this week. The $130 glasses sold out within quickly.

The Today Show spent some time with Franklin Barbecue pitmaster Aaron Franklin, who keeps it simple with the brisket, which takes 44 hours to make.

— Sweets and booze spot Nightcap is ending brunch this weekend, but not without holding one last Sunday meal on December 18.

— Jester King Brewery is helping a Seattle brewery, Fair Isle Brewing, open up. Owners Andrew Pogue and Geoffrey Barker tested out a beer at the Hill Country brewery, to be released through Jester soon. Fair Isle is eying a 2018 opening.

— Lauded Dripping Springs pizzeria Pieous is now open for business on Mondays.

— Healthy fast casual chain Freshii finally opened its doors in Mueller, serving salads, wraps, salads, and burritos.

Food & Wine called out Barley Swine as the best farm-to-table restaurant in all of Texas, on food blogger South Austin Foodie’s recommendation.

— Someone was charged with arson after allegedly set a South Austin food trailer on fire over the weekend.

— Fast sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s opened up in Atlanta, with the goal to bring Austin's hip vibe to the city.

L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Avenue, , TX 78723 (737) 212-1876 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

1110 Mercantile Dr Bldg 6 Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 439-1177 Visit Website

Kung Fu Saloon

716 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-0901 Visit Website

Shake Shack [Domain]

11228 Domain Drive, Austin, Texas 78759 Visit Website

Barley Swine

6555 Burnet Road, , TX 78757 (512) 394-8150 Visit Website


119 Broadway, , CA 92101 (858) 380-4470 Visit Website


166 Hargraves Drive, , TX 78737 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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


1401 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 628-0144 Visit Website