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Texas Barbecue Photos, El Naranjo’s Food Map, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Iron Works BBQ
Iron Works 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.

— Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma explored the Texas barbecue scene for The Bitter Southerner, highlighting Louie Mueller Barbecue, Snow’s BBQ, Franklin Barbecue, and others.

— According to Bloomberg Business’ piece about tech companies’ SXSW spending, one startup paid people to wait in Franklin Barbecue’s line for other conference attendees, which isn’t necessarily approved.

— Many downtown bars and venues received citations or were shut down this past week during SXSW because of violations like overcrowding. This includes Banger's, Clive Bar, and White Horse.

— Iron Works BBQ was the setting of a CNN Money segment during SXSW about a customer service review app

Food + City helpfully mapped out interior Mexican restaurant El Naranjo's food sources for its pork skewer with pumpkin seed green pipian.

Paper Magazine discovered what the rest of Austin already knew: Topo Chico is great.

— Broken Spoke made it to Southern Living's list of the best dance halls in the region.

— The secret to Freedmen's pulled pork is fish sauce. Cow Tipping Creamery also uses the condiment for its coconut curds.


2402 San Gabriel Street, , TX 78705 (512) 220-0953 Visit Website

Cow Tipping Creamery [Closed}

2512 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 538-4039 Visit Website

El Naranjo

85 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2776 Visit Website

Broken Spoke

3201 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 442-6189 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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

Iron Works BBQ

100 Red River St, , TX 78701 (512) 478-4855 Visit Website