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Radisson Hotel’s Sale, Central Standard’s Brunch, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Central Standard
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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.

— Forestar Group sold the Radisson Hotel to a company called Austin Lakeside Hotel Owner for $130 million. The hotel includes reborn restaurant Dine, currently run by David Garrido. Before that, it was Chavez under Shawn Cirkiel until he left last year.

The Daily Texan profiled the owners of Tex Mex newcomer Isalia's from the father and son team Ezequiel and Gubiel Aviles.

— South Congress Hotel's Central Standard is introducing brunch this weekend, with pastries, eggs Benedict, latkes, and fried chicken sandwiches.

— The first bad drink The Roosevelt Room's Justin Lavenue served for a customer was a very unbalanced gin and tonic. For The Townsend's Bob King, it was an overly sweet Negroni requested by a customer.

— The owners of the Austin American-Statesman building are looking for suggestions to redevelop the property.

— Uchi, Uchiko, and Franklin Barbecue made Yelp's list of the must-eat places of the year.


1801 Post Oak Boulevard, , TX 77056 (512) 916-4808 Visit Website


, Austin, TX

Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown

111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-9611 Visit Website

The Townsend [CLOSED]

718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 887-8778

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

The Roosevelt Room

307 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-4094 Visit Website

Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 942-0823 Visit Website


111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-2991