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Alamo Drafthouse’s Favorite Oscars Snacks, and More A.M. Intel

The latest 7 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Oscar snacks at Alamo Drafthouse
Oscar snacks at Alamo Drafthouse
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.

— Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League picked out his favorite snacks for personal delivery service Favor, which will be delivered for $3 through Sunday, February 26, as an Oscar-themed special. This includes items from Lucy's Fried Chicken and Fresa's Chicken al Carbon. League also shared his restaurant picks for an Oscars viewing party (barbecue from La Barbecue, Freedmen's, Terry Black's Barbecue, or Micklethwait Craft Meats), Indian Biryani Pot, Lucy's Fried Chicken, and Old Thousand.

— Ramen Tatsu-ya and Kemuri's Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto shared their Austin story, starting with opening one of Austin's first known noodle shops highlighting what they call “Texas ramen,” to their recent izakaya Kemuri, melding Japanese and Texas influences.

— Actor Chris Evans made the Austin rounds this week, with dinner at Wu Chow and drinks at West Sixth bar Concrete Cowboy.

— Austin Food and Wine Alliance's flame-focused food event, Live Fire, is coming back in a new location this year. It takes place at Camp Mabry (the Texas Military Forces' headquarters) on Thursday, April 6. The chef lineup includes Aaron Franklin, Rene Ortiz, Michael Fojtasek, Reina Morris, Dallas chef John Tesar, and first-timer Lakana Trubiana from Dee Dee. The $85 tickets are now on sale.

— Now St. Elmo Brewing isn't the only place to try the brewery's beers. The Carl was added to the Draughthouse's tap lineup this week.

— For Bon Appetit's healthy-themed offshoot, the publication shared the recipe for South Congress restaurant June's egg white chalupa.

— South Congress Hotel's room service, straight from its restaurant Cafe No Se, was highlighted by the New York Times recently.

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 920-6405 Visit Website


2402 San Gabriel Street, , TX 78705 (512) 220-0953 Visit Website

Wu Chow

500 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-2469 Visit Website


1722 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 416-1722 Visit Website

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

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

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Black's Barbecue

215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644 (512) 398-2712 Visit Website

Lucy's Fried Chicken

2900 Ranch Road 620 North, , TX 78734 (512) 297-2771 Visit Website

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

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

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Old Thousand

1000 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 222-6637 Visit Website