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Cenote’s Dining Room Closure, Central Texas Food Bank’s New Digs, and More A.M. Intel

The latest five restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now


— East side coffee shop Cenote is temporarily closing for floor renovations from Tuesday, July 12 through Friday, July 22. But before that, it’ll throw a pig roast with drink specials and free stuff on Saturday, June 9 starting at 7 p.m. Update, 4:10 p.m.: Turns out the dining room will only be closed, but the patio will still operate so you can still get your coffee and food fixes.

— Thrillist named Austin as Texas' best city for food, citing Gourdough's for the best doughnuts, Salt Lick and Franklin Barbecue for smoked meats, and Torchy's Tacos because of President Barack Obama’s visit as examples.

Austin Business Journal has the first look at Central Texas Food Bank's new building on Metropolis Drive. Chef David Bull helped with the design.

— Chef Bryce Gilmore shared his Austin food and drink recommendations with the city's official website, including Cuvee's coffee, breakfast at Dai Due, and cocktails from Midnight Cowboy.

— Down in San Antonio, chef John Russ, who helms John Besh's Luke, dished on his favorite San Antonio spots, including El Milagrito Cafe's breakfast tacos and Barbaro's pizza.

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