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Donate Blood for Franklin Barbecue, Pluckers Expands to Oak Hill, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

A plate of chicken wings with celery stalks and a container of ranch dip
Pluckers’ chicken wings
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.

— Anyone who donates blood at We Are Blood this month will potentially win a free private dinner at Franklin Barbecue.

— One of the signs seen at the Women’s March in Austin on Saturday, January 21: “Is This The Line For Franklin's [sic]?”

— Campus-born chicken wing bar Pluckers is continuing to grow with its next location out in Oak Hill, its seventh in Austin. Expect the same food and drink menu. It will debut sometime later this year at 7101 Highway 71, after the sixth one opens up in the Linc.

— The winners of the Good Food Awards were announced, which includes Hops & Grain's The One They Call Zoe and A Pale Mosaic beers, Lox, Box, & Barrel's hot roasted honey salmon, and The Jelly Queens' lemon lavender curd.

— With the help of Katie's Krops, an organization encouraging students to grow gardens, 12 year-old Austinite Ian McKenna threw a special dinner using produce he grew for hunger awareness over the weekend.

— Royal Jelly is offering up bottled cocktails, poured into miniature Topo Chico bottles: the Mumbai mule and Blood Orange paloma.

Royal Jelly’s bottled cocktails
Royal Jelly’s bottled cocktails
Royal Jelly/Official

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

Pluckers Wing Bar

3909-B South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 443-9464 Visit Website

Royal Jelly

704 W St Johns Avenue, , TX 78752 (512) 765-4816 Visit Website