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Pierce Brosnan at Guero’s, Whataburger’s Birthday, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven 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.

— Pierce Brosnan has been palling around Austin since he’s in town filming AMC television series The Son. He grabbed Bloody Marys and chips at Guero’s over the weekend.

Sunday morning S. Congress ...Austin ... Great town

Publicado por Pierce Brosnan em Domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016

— Texas’ favorite burger chain Whataburger celebrated its 66th birthday this week.

— Daniel, Vaughn, Texas Monthly's barbecue editor, wrote a tribute to the authentic barbecue places, and what it really entails. He went on to say,

That’s why a true barbecue joint is more than a restaurant that serves barbecue; it is an establishment that should be cherished.

— As a lead-up to announcing the ten best new restaurants of the year from its list of 50, Bon Appetit is highlighting the best dishes across the country, including Emmer & Rye's white sonoran scarpinocc named as one of the best pasta dishes.

— Alejandro Duran, the former co-owner and chef of Spanish tapas restaurant Malagas, passed away this week in California.

— Let's Taco Bout It, the Austin-based taco blog, is in the running for Saveur’s best new food blog this year.

— Yes, Burger King created the Whopperrito, a Tex-Mex hybrid abomination of the signature burger within a burrito, available at all locations of the chain starting on Monday, August 15.

Malaga Tapas & Bar [Closed]

440 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 512-236-8020

Burger King

2500 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741 (512) 443-5599 Visit Website


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website


1412 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 512 447 7688