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Fair Bean Coffee Is Closed, 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.

— Ten-year-old South First cafe Fair Bean Coffee closed its doors at the end of November. Owner Andres Salvador explained that it was because he wasn't able to keep the coffee shop fully staffed.

— Forthcoming seafood restaurant Guild is taking over North Loop spot Foreign & Domestic for its next preview dinner on Monday, December 18. Dishes will include mackerel paired with serrano ham and an apple/chamomile broth and lavender chicken with potatoes and whipped schmaltz. There will be seatings from 6 to 8 p.m., and tickets are $60, with an additional $30 for wine pairings.

— All locations of burger drive-thru P. Terry's raised $34,011 during its Giving Back Day on Saturday, December 9, where the day's profits went towards Statesman's Season for Caring.

— Downtown music venue The Parish sold for $376,445 at its eBay auction.

— Part of Oracle's massive new campus in Southeast Austin includes a cafeteria with fresh food, including barbecue, as well as video games and televisions to keep people occupied.

— Black Star Co-op is running a 12 Days of Burgers eating challenge, where participating customers are encouraged to eat 12 different burgers leading up to Christmas. Those who eat four different burgers will receive one free Black Star burger, and eight for two burgers. Those who complete the challenge will get three free burgers and a $50 gift card. It began on Monday, December 11.


3800 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 975-2626 Visit Website

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 473-2217 Visit Website