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The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Pierce Brosnan at Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart [Photo: Black’s Barbecue/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.

— Actor Pierce Brosnan stopped by Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart for a smoked meats lunch this week. He’s in Austin filming a television show for AMC, The Son. He also picked up a cowboy hat.

Inc. highlighted Houndstooth Coffee as a great coffee place for startup meetings.

— Iron Cactus shuttered its Hill Country Galleria location on Bee Cave Parkway suddenly this month. The mini Tex-Mex chain is still open in downtown Austin and up in Gateway.

— Jessica Fontenot is in the midst of an an Austin illustration series, depicting different street corners, which means some restaurants and bars have made appearances, like El Sapo, Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, and Lustre Pearl East.

64. Corner of N Lamar & 10th St #the100dayproject #atx #fresas @fresaschicken

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— Austin-based chain Mama Fu's Asian House is opening in San Antonio for the first time next month.

— Freedmen's served Big Red cheesecake with a chunk of candied pork belly during this week's Behind the Pit Dinner hosted by Texas Monthly Barbecue.

Big Red cheesecake w/ candied pork belly at the TMBBQ #BehindThePitDinner at Freedmen's in Austin. Awesome.

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— A man robbed both Jack in the Box in Walnut Bend at Springdale Road and 290 and Taco Bell near 183 and 35 this month.

El Sapo

1900 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 (512) 366-5154 Visit Website

Houndstooth Coffee

4200 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 531-9417 Visit Website

Lustre Pearl

114 Linden Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1143 Visit Website

Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar [Closed]

13420 Galleria Cir Ste A-128, Bee Cave, TX 78738 (512) 263-9607 Visit Website

Fresa's Chicken Al Carbon

915 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 428-5077 Visit Website

Black's Barbecue

215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2712 Visit Website


2402 San Gabriel Street, , TX 78705 (512) 220-0953 Visit Website

Mama Fu's Asian House

100 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 637-6774 Visit Website