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Chef Sonya Cote’s Future Plans, Austin Bartenders’ Spring Drinks, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six 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.

— Sonya Cote gets the Texas Monthly treatment in anticipation of her Austin Food & Wine Festival appearances later this month. Along with wanting to open a third restaurant, she also talked about her take on the often-asked question of being a female chef, her fermentation and smoked meat obsessions, and what's lacking in Austin’s dining scene (Asian, African, and Indian cuisines).

— Huts Hamburgers and Frank and Angie’s owner Mike Hutchinson shared what he saw and heard during the shoot out in the pizzeria’s parking lot on Sunday morning.

— Uchiko goes through approximately 400 pounds of brussels sprouts every week.

— Austin bartenders and owners told Austin Way what their favorite spring cocktails are this season. King Bee's Billy Hankey likes to pair mezcal and rose. Justin Lavenue at Roosevelt Room enjoys low ABV drinks, and Jessica Sanders (Drink.Well, Backbeat) always loves a martini. Rob Pate of Peche and Isla goes for a negroni because "[i]t's angry and bitter, just like me."

— Torchy’s Tacos’ breakfast tacos aren’t as popular as owner and founder Mike Rypka would like ‘em to be.

— Blue Cat Cafe now provides catered events at the space.

Frank & Angie's

508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 472-3534 Visit Website


1801 Post Oak Boulevard, , TX 77056 (512) 916-4808 Visit Website

Blue Cat Cafe

95 Navasota Street, , TX 78702 (512) 766-5003 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

4211 Spicewood Springs Road, , TX 78759 (512) 291-7277 Visit Website