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The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Leroy & Lewis’ kimchi deviled eggs
Leroy & Lewis’ kimchi deviled eggs
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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.

— Barbecue trailer LeRoy and Lewis is partnering with French-Louisiana-inspired cafe Epicerie for a very rich, one-off brunch on Saturday, October 28. It’ll span grits and brisket, pork belly kolache, to hot chicken thighs and eggs. All dishes are available a la carte in the restaurant from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

— Downtown Southern restaurant Olamaie is donating proceeds from Napa and Sonoma wines towards fire disaster relief efforts in California, in light of the continuing fires ravaging the California area.

— South Austin brewery St. Elmo Brewing Company teamed up with on-site Asian trailer Soursop for a new beer made with soursop fruit puree, the Chef. To celebrate, Soursop is offering a jerk chicken dish as a beer pairing.

— Motor venue Circuit of the Americas is backing nonprofit Common Threads in presenting culinary educational programs to the Del Valle Independent School District. Circuit of Americas is also hosting the Austin leg of Common Threads’ traveling dinner series, the Chef Takeover. Former chef to Oprah Winfrey and cookbook author Art Smith will cook up at the Driskill Hotel on Friday, October 20.

— One of the winning flavors for Lay’s potato chip flavor contest, the crispy taco, came from a women out in San Antonio, Ellen Sarem. She also won one million dollars for her winning suggestion.


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

The Driskill

604 Brazos Street, , TX 78701 (512) 439-1234 Visit Website


, , TX 78745 (512) 522-7710 Visit Website


2307 Hancock Drive, , TX 78756 (512) 371-6840 Visit Website

Circuit of The Americas

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 (512) 301-6600 Visit Website

St. Elmo Brewing Company

440 East Saint Elmo Road, , TX 78745 (737) 300-1965 Visit Website