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Weird Al at Torchy’s Tacos, Barbacoa in South Texas, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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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.

— Comedic performer Weird Al Yankovic stopped by Torchy’s Tacos on Guadalupe Street before his show at the Bass Concert Hall last night.

— Counter Cafe's North Lamar location is closed today for repairs. It will reopen tomorrow.

— Taco Journalist Mando Rayo dug deep into the rituals of making barbacoa with a family out in South Texas.

— In more Torchy’s Tacos news, The Senate of Texas sent the taco chain a letter of recognition for its win of best queso in Plano Magazine.

— Barley Swine divulged how to make its take on the Bee's Knees with sherry, the O'Henry.

— Pastry chef Pichet Ong hit up Austin this week, dining out at places like Olamaie, Dolce Neve, Emmer & Rye, and even went to General Tso’Boy with friend and fellow pastry chef Janina O’Leary.

— The Archer Hotel within the Domain Northside is set to open on September 1. The hotel's restaurant, the Second Bar + Kitchen expansion, is pegged to open earlier in mid-August.

Torchy's Tacos

1110 Mercantile Dr Bldg 6 Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 439-1177 Visit Website

Counter Cafe

603 West 29th Street, , TX 78705 (512) 383-5451 Visit Website

The Domain

11410 Century Oaks Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 873-8099 Visit Website

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 827-2750 Visit Website

Barley Swine [Closed]

2024 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website