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Texas Monthly’s Best Austin Burgers, Tom Colicchio at SXSW Eco, and More A.M. Intel

The latest ten restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Central Standard's burger
Central Standard’s burger
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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.

Texas Monthly's big burger cover story includes a bunch of Austin picks, like cheeseburgers from Central Standard, Texas French Bread, and regular options from Chicon, Clark's Oyster Bar, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Second Bar + Kitchen.

— If only: barbecue-loving Justice Don Willett offered his pick if the country ever appointed a Pitmaster General of the country: Aaron Franklin.

Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio will speak at this year's SXSW Eco in the fall.

— Dai Due's summer vacation is taking place from Monday, August 1 through Monday, August 8.

— In more burger news, Business Insider and Foursquare ranked Hopdoddy with the country’s best burger.

— More summer break news: Three Little Pigs is already on vacation, reopening on Thursday, July 28.

— Camille Styles spent some time on an al fresco date with Justine's Brasserie's executive chef Taylor Chambers and his wife Valerie Wolf.

— KVUE featured Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ as one of the literal hottest jobs in Austin, and vegan ice cream shop Sweet Ritual, as the city's coldest.

— JuiceLand's bottles are now available at Tacodeli.

— There was a dog commercial filmed in Italic this week.

Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 West 6th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 297-2525 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 243-7505 Visit Website


4710 East 5th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 385-2900 Visit Website

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Chicon [Closed]

1914 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 354-1480 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ [Relocated]

7612 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 363-8520 Visit Website

Texas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande Street, , TX 78705 (512) 499-0544 Visit Website

Second Bar + Kitchen

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

Three Little Pigs

1209 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 653-5088 Visit Website


123 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 660-5390 Visit Website

Sweet Ritual

4631 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 666-8346 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 942-0823 Visit Website


120 East 4th Street, , TX 78701 (737) 300-2120 Visit Website