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Salt Lick Not at PGA Masters Champion Dinner, Barbecue Art, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

The Salt Lick
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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.

— PGA golfer and former UT and Jordan Spieth picked did not pick Salt Lick BBQ for this year's Champions Dinner during the Masters, as it turns out. He told the Golf Channel: "I said I’d love to do some Texas barbecue. So [Augusta National] kind of go out and search for a way to make it based on popular places." Micklethwait Craft Meats and Romanouskas Delicatessen are both closed this week, until Sunday, March 27, because the barbecue trailer is serving at the World Golf Championship in Austin.

— Lucky food truck Shawarma Point got to serve ’90s rock band Third Eye Blind during SXSW.

— Dallas artist Jon Flaming paints stills of Texas' barbecue restaurants, including Franklin Barbecue. His paintings will be shown in a gallery later this year in his home city called Meat - A Visual Narrative of Texas BBQ Joints, Steakhouses and Burger Drive-Ins.

— The full Plaza Saltillo redevelopment, headed by Endeavor which overlooks the Domain’s Rock Rose, has been approved by Capital Metro. The project will include a lot of space dedicated to retail such as restaurants. Construction is pegged to begin next year.

— KEYE reports that 15% to 20% of Austin's food trucks aren't passing inspections from the Travis County Health and Human Services. Of the 97 which were checked in March, 15 had to temporarily shutter due to issues.

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 791-5961 Visit Website

Shawarma Point

519 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 960-9798

The Salt Lick

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 (512) 858-4959 Visit Website

Romanouskas' Delicatessan [Closed]

1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Hopdoddy Burger Bar [Plaza Saltillo]

412 Comal Street, Austin, Texas 78702 Visit Website