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Andrew Zimmern Loves Franklin Barbecue, Italic’s Temporary Closure, and More A.M. Intel

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The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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.

— Andrew Zimmern said the best brisket he ever had was from Franklin Barbecue.

— Scottish pop band Chvrches dined at Ramen Tatsu-Ya two nights ago.

— Italic is temporarily closing from Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5 for a new air conditioning system.

— Austin 360 reports that Tim Lane is leaving his position as executive chef of Burn, Bridget Dunlap's pizzeria on East 6th Street. He doesn’t have anything lined up yet.

— After Kirsten Dunst shared her surprise of having excellent sushi (Uchi) in Austin, a city not surrounded by water, with Jimmy Kimmel last month, Food + City examined how sushi-grade fish travels from Japan to Texas.

— JW Marriott sold the most booze in Austin last month, once again, with Chupacabra Cantina and Dogwood's new location in Rock Rose ranking second and third.

— Canned cold brew coffee High Brew received a $4 million investment this week, and is expanding its distribution range.


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

Franklin Barbecue

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

JW Marriott Austin

110 East 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-4777 Visit Website

Burn Pizza + Bar [Closed]

1802 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 609-8174