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Game of Thrones Actor Dined at Wu Chow, Spoon on El Azteca and More A.M. Intel

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Wu Chow's bar and lounge area
Wu Chow
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Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, stopped by Wu Chow for dinner last night.

— Live Oak Brewing Company's lawsuit against the state over brewery distribution rights continued as it went in front of a court earlier this week. The brewery, along with Peticolas Brewing Company and Revolver Brewing, are looking to change the law so that breweries would be able to sell their beers on their own.

— Austin's hotel boom continues with a new downtown one from Marriott on East Cesar Chavez and Trinity streets, which will include a restaurant and three bars.

— Now, in order to drink at the Greenbelt and Bull Creek Park, you'll need a permit.

— Snow's BBQ pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz was given a lifetime achievement award from the Giddings Chamber of Commerce, presented to her by Kerry Bexley.

— Austin-born band Spoon weighed in on the shuttering of Tex-Mex restaurant El Azteca and its cabrito.

— Austin's craft beer scene (including Blue Owl's sour beers) and local-focused and fermentation-happy Emmer & Rye as some of the reasons the city is "smart," according to National Geographic.

— Spun co-owner Ashley Cheng spoke to Austin Monthly about how they settled on opening a liquid nitrogen-based ice cream shop.

USA Today explored the appeal of Alamo Drafthouse: food, drink, and interesting movie line-ups.

— American Express' guide to Austin includes tacos and barbecue from Veracruz All Natural and Kerlin BBQ, and more.

Veracruz All Natural [Manchaca Road]

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Wu Chow

500 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-2469 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewery

1615 Crozier Lane, Austin, TX

El Azteca [Closed]

2600 E 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702 512 477 4701

Jo's Coffee [Downtown]

242 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 469-9003 Visit Website

Blue Owl Brewing

2400 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 593-1262 Visit Website

Kerlin BBQ

2207 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 412-5588 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

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

Congress

200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 827-2760 Visit Website

SPUN Ice Cream

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1768 Visit Website

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