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Franklin Barbecue Stats, St. Edward’s Bar Pitch, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Franklin Barbecue’s barbecue
Franklin Barbecue’s barbecue
Franklin Barbecue/Official

— Franklin Barbecue sure does sell a lot of barbecue, according to new food website Taste, which put together an infographic covering the smoked meats joint's statistic. This includes the number of pounds of barbecue made in a year (650,000), customers in a year (300,000), and when the line usually starts (6 a.m.). It also includes quotes from pitmaster Aaron Franklin himself, including the fact that his cholesterol is "pretty good."

— Micklethwait Craft Meats, Torchy's Tacos, Mighty Cone, Hat Creek Burger Company, and Amy's Ice Creams will serve up food during this year's World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, which is part of the PGA Tour taking place in mid-March.

— A St. Edward’s University student champions the idea of an on-campus bar where the scholars can relax with beer and wine, since next-door neighbor Opal Divine’s Penn Field shuttered in December.

— Jesse Fortney, the owner of Weirdos (the north Austin sports bar that shuttered in 2013, followed by a lengthy lawsuit) wants to open a similar bar with music and volleyball courts nearby the original location along Mopac.

— Austin-based barbecue chain The County Line settled its lawsuit against Houston-based chain Waller County Line over its name, favoring the former party.

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov enjoyed dinner and wine at Emmer & Rye over the weekend.

Franklin Barbecue

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

Torchy's Tacos

5600 SMU Boulevard, , TX 75206 (972) 993-8226 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 791-5961 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website

Amy's Ice Creams

3100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 851-2697 Visit Website

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