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Austin’s World Beer Cup Awards, Popular Tacos, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Circle Brewing Co.
Circle Brewing Co.
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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.

— Austin was represented in this year's World Beer Cup awards. Circle Brewing Co.'s Archetype Historical IPA was awarded the gold medal for historical beers, Independence Brewing got gold for Power & Light Pale under the Golden or Blonde Ale category, and ABGB received the bronze for Rocket 100 under American-style lager.

Business Insider used Foursquare data sorted the best tacos in the country. Overall, Torchy's Tacos was #1, beating Tacodeli (#6) and Veracruz All Natural (#11).

— June Rodil, the beverage director of McGuire Moorman Hospitality (Jeffrey's, Josephine House, etc.) is all about that sherry. In a conversation with Food and Wine, she said the best introduction is through sherry cocktails.

— Facebook has been bombarded with fake shows featuring ‘90s bands in local (And sometimes weird) venues, and HEB was no exception. The Texas-based supermarket chain had to acknowledge that, no, Nine Inch Nails isn’t playing the HEB on William Cannon Drive later this month.

Veracruz All Natural [Menchaca Road]

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 629-8238 Visit Website

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

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


1902 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 357-7770 Visit Website


1305 West Oltorf Street, , TX 78704 (512) 298-2242 Visit Website

Circle Brewing Company

2340 West Braker Lane, , TX 78758 Visit Website