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Fleet’s ACLU Coffee Fundraiser, Franklin Barbecue Job, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 11 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

A coffee from Fleet Coffee
A coffee from Fleet Coffee
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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.

— Fleet Coffee is raising money for the ACLU in response to the controversial immigration ban by donating 20% of its revenue from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5, along with other coffee shops across the country. Coffee site Sprudge will also match the first $500 each cafe raises.

— Advanced sommelier Hai Tran, of Philadelphia’s The Ritten Hotel, won wine competition Somms Under Fire over the weekend. The pairings were served alongside food from Hudson’s on the Bend chefs Billy Caruso and Brandon Silver. He wins a one week wine-focused internship in Burgundy, France, a $2,000 travel grant, and a champagne saber. Advanced sommelier Jill Zimorski won the audience pick, and will receive an educational wine trip to the Austrian Wine Summit.

— Love Franklin Barbecue, staying up all night, and waking up super early? The barbecue joint is hiring for new barbecue cooks.

— Similarly, the fried chicken chain revival JT Youngblood’s is currently looking for a baker for its Mueller restaurant.

— Tiny cafe Sister Coffee is closed starting today until Wednesday, February 8 while it undergoes some expansion construction.

— Now beer lovers will be able to bring St. Elmo Brewing's brews home with refillable take-away growlers starting today. It's $10 for the growler, and $12-$18 for pours.

— JuiceLand keeps on growing with the opening of its 17th Austin location up on 183 and Anderson Mills starting today. The exact address is 1309 North Highway 183, Building A.

— As SXSW’s beer sponsor, Bud Light is repackaging the bottles and cans just for the ginormous festival.

— Whataburger added a new bottle sauce to its HEB lineup: the buffalo sauce, as well as giant 40 ounce bottles of the fancy and spicy ketchups.

— Kuneho, chef Paul Qui’s revamped flagship restaurant, introduced a new happy hour this week, with discounts bites ranging from $2 to $8, and various cocktails, beers, and punches. It’s available from 5 to 7 p.m. on the weekdays.

— Austin Beerworks' new taproom is now open, and the brewery will soon unveil its new production area, which is part of its expansion.


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website

Sister Coffee

913 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702 (805) 459-8206

Kuneho [Closed]

1600 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Franklin Barbecue

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

Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 821-2494 Visit Website

Fleet Coffee

2427 WEBBERVILLE ROAD, Austin, TX 78702 512) 524-0142 Visit Website