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Wendy Davis and Connie Britton at Jo’s Coffee Voter Rally, Rat Curry at Fantastic Fest, and More A.M. Intel

The eight latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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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.

— If you need to register to vote, might as well do it with actress Connie Britton (most known for Friday Night Lights), Texas politician Wendy Davis, and singer Tameca Jones during Jo's Coffee Shop's registration rally on Thursday, September 29. To make things better, the shop's even serving up a special cocktail.

— Taco/burger/food enthusiast and former Statesman critic Mike Sutter is joining San Antonio Express’ food team. He’ll luckily still cover Austin, though.

— Alamo Drafthouse prepared rat curry for Fantastic Fest’s screening of director Morgan Spurlock's documentary, Rats, that Alamo founder Tim League, Spurlock, and actor/director Jeremy Gardner ate.

— Austin-centric Statesman writer Michael Barnes shared some old photographs of Scholz Garten.

— Zagat laments the current state of Austin’s culinary scene, from the growing number of out-of-state chains and the shutters of local establishments like El Azteca, the lack of food diversity, bad service, and more.

American Honey actor and Texan Sasha Lane misses Whataburger's patty melts at 2 a.m.

— Thrillist dubs La Barbecue as the very best barbecue spot in Texas (although John Lewis is no longer the pitmaster there) over Franklin Barbecue, Louie Mueller, Pecan Lodge, and other popular places.

— Austin’s favorite returning salad drive-thru Baby Greens is now hiring for all staff. There's a job fair at Baby on 1508 West Anderson Lane today from 2 to 7 p.m.

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 Visit Website

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website


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

Jo's Coffee [Downtown]

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