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Facebook’s Downtown Cafe, Austin’s Burger History, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 11 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Dirty Martin's
Dirty Martin’s
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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.

— Facebook will create a giant cafe for employees as part of its downtown expansion plans.

— Tyson Cole and his Uchi crew perused through Vice Munchie's rooftop garden to cook a dinner with branzino and white peaches, complete with the recipe.

Statesman's Michael Barnes took a tour through Austin's burger history with photos from old joints like Boo Koo Burgers and Ernie's Hamburger Stand.

— Former New Orleans Saints and Houston Oilers football player Earl Campbell stopped by Dirty Martin's for a bite.

— The Bonneville is taking a short vacation until Wednesday, July 13, reopening on Thursday, July 14.

— Money is being raised for Uchi staffer Arvind Hathaway's medical bills, after he experienced a brain aneurysm this month.

— Austin is ranked as #9 in Travel & Leisure's Best Cities list, voted by readers. Last year, the travel publication named the city as the country's "next great food town."

— Geraldine's was mentioned in Vanity Fair's piece about high-end "girlfriend experiences."

— For more nostalgia, Scrumptuous Chef shared photos of TC's Lounge.

— Topo Chico is becoming more and more popular, as seen with Texas Standard's report.

— Evan Voyles, the man who designed some of Austin's famous neon signs, including Home Slice Pizza's and Chuy's, spoke to Tribeza about how he entered the field.


202 Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 428-4643 Visit Website

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Dirty Martin's Place

2808 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 477-3173 Visit Website


605 Davis Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-4755 Visit Website