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Nick Jonas’ Bacon Party, South Congress Changes, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Doc’s Bar & Grill
Doc’s Bar & Grill
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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.

— Nick Jonas was in the mood for bacon, and said as much when he invited people to join him at San Antonio’s Pig Stand after his show on Saturday night, and boy did people show up. Bacon was shared by all.

— Les Dames d’Escoffier International is offering two $4,000 scholarships to women looking for culinary professional development through IDEI.

— South Congress will soon look different as the block where Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill is, along with that wax museum Sfanthor and several other businesses, will be wiped out for yet another mixed-use development which will include some sort of restaurants. This was the same block where Mrs. P’s Electric Cock’s trailer resided before it shut down to focus on its new brick and mortar. Behind the block will be Liz Lambert’s next hotel, Magdalena.

— Dolce Neve is heading to Italy for gelato competition Sherberth Festival (real name) later this month. With that, Dolce is asking customers to pick out which flavor should represent the gelato shop by offering a free small scoop of three flavors: mascarpone, polenta cake, and orange liqueur; brown butter and pecan crumble; and mascarpone and cocoa nibs infusion. Voting lasts until Friday, September 16.

— Financial advisor Charles Bank was indicted for fraud, which also included getting former San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan to invest in wineries, hotels, and more businesses where Banks already had financial investments.

— English muffin brand Thomas is holding a whole big breakfast sandwich competition, and Austin's represented by Hand Helds Quality Sliders food truck, which whipped up bacon jelly and coffee-dusted burger patty.

Texas Monthly held a joint dinner with Boiler Nine, Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ, and Pellet Envy from Kansas City, last night, which meant many briskets, ribs, and other meaty dishes.

Doc's Motorworks Bar & Grill [Closed]

1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-9181 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ [Relocated]

7612 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 363-8520 Visit Website

Hand Helds Sliders

1905 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746

Dolce Neve

1713 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 804-5568 Visit Website

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

800 West Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78701 (512) 220-9990 Visit Website