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Tex Mex Guide, Franklin Barbecue Prose, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

JW Marriott
JW Marriott
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— Tex Mex is the word of Austin Monthly’s current issue, with the help of Taco Journalism duo Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece.

Daniel Vaughn shared Ben Holschuh’s vivid prose about waiting for Franklin Barbecue from the first issue of Into Quarterly. No, he didn't get any smoked meats.

— Austin's booze sales were up in 2015 by 9.7 percent. Leading the numbers was the JW Marriott. The Driskill, Emo's, and Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar also made the top list of alcohol sales.

— KEYE asked Dirty Sixth patrons about their thoughts on the push to lower the legal blood alcohol concentration level. The responses are really something.

— South Congress Hotel, including Paul Qui's impending Otoko, was included in Travel & Leisure's roundup of the top new hotels.

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