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Uchi Named Best Restaurant in World, Deep Eddy Vodka Moving to Buda, and More A.M. Intel

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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.

Conde Nast Traveler picked out 207 of the world's very best restaurants. The lone Austin representative is Uchi, which writer Peter Jon Lindberg called "one of the great Japanese restaurants in the country."

Austin Chronicle critic Brandon Watson shared the one dish that bothers him the most: deconstructed nachos.

— With El Azteca’s impending closure, Statesman began to dig into the longtime Tex Mex restaurant’s history, with bonus photos. Owner Jorge Guerra blamed rising taxes on the shutter.

— Deep Eddy Vodka is moving expanding its distillery from Dripping Springs into Buda, as long as Hays County agrees on the deal. The tasting room in Dripping Springs will remain operating, though. A rep for Deep Eddy Vodka reached out to clarify that Deep Eddy isn't moving its production facilities from Dripping Springs, instead the Buda location will be an expansion.

— Travis County is selling the big plot of land in downtown Austin on Guadalupe, which'll most likely be used for another mixed-use development with restaurants in tow.

— Tickets for the next Make.Eat.Drink dinner on Saturday, November 1 go on sale today at 10 a.m. This year brings in Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Boston chef Matt Jennings of Townsman, along with Emmer & Rye’s Kevin Fink. The dinner takes place on Tuesday, November 1 at Hotel Saint Cecilia, benefitting Big Medium. $300 gets guests the meal, a special piece from host and ceramicist Keith Kreeger and a signed copy of Pomeroy's cookbook.

— Take a sneak peek at Peached Tortilla’s dedicated event space Peached Social House, for private events and pop-up dinners.

— Austin hotels are doing very well, according to Source Strategies Inc., especially the Four Seasons, W, and Hotel San Jose.

— A group of three people attempted to steal from the Sonic on East Parmer Lane last week, shooting a staffer in the leg.

New Yorker pokes fun at food trends, suggesting salsa sandwiches and guacamole on a slide of bread.

— There will be an updated version of Fonda San Miguel's book, Fonda San Miguel: Forty Years of Food and Art, available in early December.

— The Texas Restaurant Association wants to regulate food delivery services.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

98 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (512) 478-4500 Visit Website

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-7322 Visit Website

Hotel Saint Cecilia

112 Academy Drive, , TX 78704 (512) 852-2400 Visit Website

W Austin

200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3600 Visit Website

El Azteca [Closed]

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

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

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

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

2250 U.S. 290, , TX 78620 (512) 994-3534 Visit Website

Fonda San Miguel

2330 West North Loop Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 459-4121 Visit Website

The Peached Social House

6500 North Lamar, Suite D, Austin, Texas 78752