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Mark Bittman and Gail Simmons’ Austin Brunches, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Gail Simmons on an episode of Hallmark Channel's Home & Family
Gail Simmons on an episode of Hallmark Channel's Home & Family
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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.

— As part of the Texas Book Festival, two Austin chefs are partnering with visiting cookbook authors for brunch. Cookbook author and former New York Times food writer/opinion columnist Mark Bittman will set up shop at Emmer & Rye for a three-course brunch with chef Page Pressley, inspired by his book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Then, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons is pairing up with Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek for another three-course brunch, with recipes from her book Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes From a Life of Adventurous Eating. The Bittman brunch takes place on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m., and the Simmons one on Sunday, November 5 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $150, and include a signed copy of their respective books.

— Texas brewery Revolver Brewing brewed up a new beer, which will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. All sales of the Harvey Relief Golden Ale will go towards several charities, including the Rebuilding Texas Fund. The beer is only available in Texas bars, as well as in six-packs.

— The Sustainable Food Center Farmers' Market in the Triangle will close after Wednesday, October 25.

— Musician El-P (of Run the Jewels) and rapper Danny Brown stopped by Wu Chow for dinner during ACL Festival over the weekend.

— Emmer & Rye chef Kevin Fink is traveling to New Orleans to cook up with Emeril Lagasse as part of the James Beard Award-winning chef's Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer event on Friday, November 3.


1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website

Wu Chow

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

Sustainable Food Center

2921 E 17th St Bldg C, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 236-0074