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Austin’s Ramen Scene, Spoon’s Favorite Restaurants, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Daruma Ramen’s shoyu ramen
Daruma Ramen’s shoyu ramen
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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.

Chronicle went ramen-crazy with its latest cover story, delving into the state of the noodle soup in Austin, starting with Ramen Tatsu-ya, and others like Daruma Ramen and Peached Tortilla's weekly special. It also includes a nifty guide to terms and toppings.

— Michigan-based Bell's Brewery will be available in Austin starting this month, including Hopfields and Easy Tiger.

— Austin band Spoon revealed their favorite spots for food and drink in the city to Austin Way. The band frequents Ruby's BBQ, Maudie's Tex-Mex, and Madam Mam's. Lead singer Britt Daniel likes grabbing drinks at Takoba, White Horse, Shangri-La, Beerland, and others. Drummer Jim Eno prefers Figure 8, Houndstooth, El Chilito, and Tacodeli.

— During yesterday's immigration strike, someone left a note at Chuy's Round Rock station, stating that one randomly selected person of those employees who didn't come into work would be fired, in Spanish. Chuy's replied on Twitter that the note was removed and that it would support those who participated in the walk-out. A representative for Chuy's reiterated those statements to Austin 360.

— La Barbecue is expanding into Los Angeles, though further details aren’t known yet. Similarly, Eater Houston breaks down the surprisingly high number of Austin-based restaurants making its way to its city, including Ramen Tatsu-ya next week.

— Former Uchi chef Ben McBride opened his own seafood supply company, Heritage Seafood, sourcing from the Gulf of Mexico.

— Over 140 musicians and artists signed a letter urging Texas government officials to oppose the bill that would require transgender persons to use public bathrooms based on their birth sex.

— Vox Table’s Mexican restaurant El Burro is now serving brunch and lunch every day, with chilaquiles, breakfast gorditas, huevos rancheros, drunken nachos, puffy tacos, salads, and more. It begins at 11 a.m. There’s also a new happy hour with discounted bites and drinks from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.


2320 North Interstate Highway 35, , TX 78681 (512) 255-2211 Visit Website


1902 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 357-7770 Visit Website

El Burro

1100 South Lamar, Suite 1125, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website


1411 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 628-4466 Visit Website


1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 524-4291 Visit Website

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

El Chilito [Burnet]

6425 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 465-2718 Visit Website

Easy Tiger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 964-8229 Visit Website

Ruby's BBQ

512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 323-0206 Visit Website


3110 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 537-0467 Visit Website

Madam Mam's

2514 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705 512 472 8306 Visit Website