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Brotherton Barbecue’s Pop-Up, Breakfast Tacos in New York, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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.

— Pflugerville's Brotherton Barbecue held a pop-up at the Growler Bar on Wednesday, and lines were very, very long with wait times stretching to nearly three hours. The barbecue spot, which is a catering company for now with a forthcoming food trailer, is run by pitmaster John Brotherton, of now-shuttered Curly's Carolina, TX. The next one is scheduled for Friday, August 26.

— Minor changes are coming to Freedmen's, like a movable roof for the beer garden and adding a commissary kitchen.

— Texan-turned-New Yorker Liz Solomon is trying to bring breakfast tacos to the East Coast city with her catering/delivery company King David Tacos, with comparisons made with Veracruz All Natural and Tacodeli.

— Still in burger mode, Texas Monthly conducted a blind taste test of five fast food burgers. Whataburger was ranked first.

— Chris Marsh, who used to own Mean Eyed Cat before he sold it, now runs a rentable movable bar called Hello Trouble Hall.

— The County Line filed a lawsuit against Houston-based barbecue chain Waller County Line because of the similar name.

— A wine incubator is coming to the Hill Country.

— Owners of Bento Picnic, a meal kit delivery service, decided to not become acquired by Farmhouse Delivery.

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