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Ginny's Chicken Shit Bingo Drama, Salt & Time’s Taco Crawl Picks, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon
Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon
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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.

— Barbecue pitmaster John Lewis shared his favorite places to eat in Texas, which includes El Primo and the chili dog buffet at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon.

— Speaking of Ginny’s, country singer Dale Watson, who helped found Little Longhorn Saloon's famed chicken shit bingo, left the dive bar and then started his own rendition of the poultry-focused game over at C-Boy's Heart & Soul, aided with the bar's original owner Ginny Kalmbach. Current owner Terry Gaona isn't happy about this.

— Salt & Time's Ben Runkle shared his Austin picks with Andrew Zimmern's website, which includes his recommended taco trailer crawl: El Primo (again), Pueblo Viejo, and Bomb Tacos.

— It seems like Alamo Drafthouse Village will be undergoing some renovations. The movie theater is also reopening the taco window at the Ritz location just for SXSW time, until Saturday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

— Italic adds on brunch starting on Sunday, March 20.

— Buzzfeed named Via 313 as one of the country’s best pizzerias.

— A few Austin chefs shared their go-to quick home meals, The Peached Tortilla's Eric Silverstein adds onto leftover fried rice, and other Austin chefs shared their go-to tricks.

— Yes, there is something called The Manual Awards (emphasis on that second syllable). On the Austin list, Foreign & Domestic landed as best restaurant, with Half Step as best bar and Cenote for best coffee shop.


1010 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

Pueblo Viejo

502 Brushy Street, , TX 78702 (512) 373-6557 Visit Website

Salt & Time

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1383 Visit Website

The Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Road, , TX 78756 (512) 330-4439 Visit Website

C-Boy's Heart & Soul

2008 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 215-0023 Visit Website

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [Village]

2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 861-7030 Visit Website

Bomb Tacos

500 Comal Street, , TX 78702

Via 313 [Rainey]

61 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 609-9405 Visit Website

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

El Primo

2011 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 227-5060 Visit Website

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website


123 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 660-5390 Visit Website

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [South Lamar]

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

5434 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (512) 458-1813 Visit Website