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Watch Austin Chefs Gorge on Pie, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Casey Wilcox, Tako Matsumoto, and Aaron Franklin eating pie
Casey Wilcox, Tako Matsumoto, and Aaron Franklin eating pie
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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.

— Austin chefs gathered at Holy Roller this week to participate in a no-hands pie-eating contest benefitting Safe. The contestants had to eat two pies (chocolate cream and lemon meringue) as quickly as they could within three minutes. Central Standard’s Casey Wilcox won, followed by Launderette’s Laura Sawicki, and then Parkside Projects’ Shawn Cirkiel. Other participants included Aaron Franklin, Ramen/Kemuri Tatsu-ya’s Tako Matsumoto, Uchi’s Tyson Cole, and more. Almost $1,600 was raised, which will be matched by the Dell Foundation.

— Austin Beer Guide announced the winners of its best-of awards last night, which included Jester King Brewery as best brewery, Live Oak Brewing Co, for best overall beer, and Batch for best beer and food spot.

— East Riverside food trailer park South Shore Eatery shut down because of mixed-use development in the South Shore district. That means the food truck tenants had to either relocate, like Churro Co. to South First, or close down completely, like Rise Up ATX.


2115 Holly Street, , TX 78702 (512) 382-1599 Visit Website

Churro Co.

1906 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 905-5267 Visit Website

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

2713 East 2nd Street, , TX 78702 (512) 803-2224 Visit Website

South Shore District

1333 Shore District Dr, Austin, TX 78741

Live Oak Brewery

1615 Crozier Lane, Austin, TX (512) 385-2299

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website


2135 North Willis Boulevard, , OR 97217 (503) 719-6826 Visit Website

Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande Street, , TX 78701 (512) 502-5119 Visit Website

Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 942-0823 Visit Website

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

3220 Manor Road, , TX 78723 (512) 401-3025 Visit Website