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'Tacos of Texas' Preview, UberEats’ Farmers Market Deliveries, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 16 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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Tommy Want Wingy at Lustre Pearl on Rainey
Tommy Want Wingy at Lustre Pearl on Rainey
Tommy Want Wingy/Facebook
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.

— Take a sneak peek into taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece's next book, Tacos of Texas, which publishes in September.

— Actress Haylie Duff, who has her own show on the Cooking Channel, visited Hillside Farmacy and Eden East. She even posed for a photo with chef Sonya Cote.

— Now that Uber isn't driving around anymore, UberEats is expanding with farmers market deliveries from the Sustainable Food Center's downtown market starting on Saturday, May 28. $20 will get you a box of various goods.

— Wright Bros. Brew & Brew now serves breakfast tacos from Pueblo Viejo, which pair well with Kerlin BBQ's kolaches.

— Alternative metal band Deftones feasted on smoked meats from Micklethwait Craft Meats while talking to Vice Munchies.

— A man was attacked after leaving Kung Fu Saloon in the Domain's Rock Rose last month. The alleged attacker didn't like the way the victim looked at him, and punched him twice.

— Chicken wing trailer Tommy Want Wingy has a new home at Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street now.

— Tasting Table's national ice cream roundup includes Cow Tipping Creamery's Dallas expansion, but doesn’t mention the sweets shop’s new Austin brick and mortar.

Bon Appetit took a look at ice cream sandwiches, including Launderette's Instagram-ready birthday cake one.

Project Smoke author Steven Raichlen visited Odd Duck and learned how the restaurant smokes fish.

— Republic Square Park's year-long renovations will bring food or coffee to the grounds.

— During a Texas road trip stop in Austin, Wide Open Country recommends visits to Kerbey Lane, Franklin Barbecue or Second Bar + Kitchen, and Uchi or Dai Due.

— Then, Better Homes and Gardens' Texas barbecue list includes Franklin Barbecue, Kerlin BBQ, Snow's BBQ, Salt Lick, and others.

— HEB bought the Twin Oaks Shopping Center next to the Oltorf location. No plans have been announced for the plot of land yet.

— J.W. Marriott continues sell the most booze in Austin, according to last month's liquor sales.

— Bike coffee shops are a thing, and Gear Junkie's includes Juan Pelota at Mellow Johnny's.

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website

Tommy Want Wingy

424 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (737) 529-4312 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

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


2115 Holly Street, , TX 78702 (512) 382-1599 Visit Website

Cow Tipping Creamery [Closed}

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

Lustre Pearl

94 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 524-1143 Visit Website

Hillside Farmacy

1209 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 628-0168 Visit Website

JW Marriott Austin

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

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos Street, , TX 78702 (512) 655-3442 Visit Website

Juan Pelota Café

400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-0222 Visit Website

Eden East

755 Springdale Road, , TX 78702 (512) 428-6500 Visit Website

Kung Fu Saloon Rock Rose

11501 Rock Rose, Austin, TX (512) 719-3808