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The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Dishes from Alborz Persian Cuisine
Dishes from Alborz Persian Cuisine
Alborz Persian Cuisine/Facebook
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.

— North Shoal Creek restaurant Alborz Persian Cuisine is now closed, after serving Persian and Iranian food for 17 years. The owners still run Plaka Greek Cafe in Georgetown.

— The East Austin Urban Farm Tour is back again and Austin restaurants will dish out bites at some of the city’s farms, including Lenoir at Boggy Creek Farm, forthcoming The Brewer’s Table at Hausbar, Dai Due at Rain Lily, Olamaie at Springdale Farm, and many others. The full lineup follows below. The tour takes place on Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $55.

— Kerlin BBQ is closed until Thursday, March 30 for a short vacation.

— Hotelier Liz Lambert teased details of Snack Bar's replacement restaurant, which is a "healthy diner." She also revealed Austin Motel’s full revamp, which includes a new gift shop and event programming.

Chronicle food editor Brandon Watson shared his thoughts on the state of Austin's restaurant scene with Now Toronto, where the city is getting an influx of out-of-state chains and trends.

Southern Living's pick for the best bar in Texas this year is The Driskill Bar. Why? It didn't give a reason.

— OpenTable's top 100 restaurants in the country included three Austin restaurants: Fixe, Uchi, and Uchiko.

East Austin Urban Farm Tour’s Restaurant Lineup

Boggy Creek Farm:
Dolce Neve
Live Oak Brewery
Sala and Betty
Texas French Bread
The Austin Wine Merchant
Twisted Skillet
Weather Up

Hausbar Farm and Guesthaus:
The Brewer's Table
Counter 3.Five.VII
Dripping Springs Vodka
Emmer & Rye
Old Thousand
Lauren's Garden Bloody Mary Juice
Paula's Texas Spirits
Texas Keeper Cider
Wimberley Tea Company
Zilker Brewing Company

Rain Lily Farm:
Buddha's Brew
Dai Due
Leroy & Lewis
Lick Ice Cream
Olive and June
Strangeland Brewery
Texas Sake

Springdale Farm:
Argus Cidery
Contigo and Chicon
Eden East
Friends and Allies Brewery
L'Oca d'Oro
Lost Pines Yaupon Tea
The Hightower
Wahaka Mezcal


1801 Post Oak Boulevard, , TX 77056 (713) 522-4808 Visit Website

The Driskill

604 Brazos Street, , TX 78701 (512) 439-1234 Visit Website

Austin Motel

1220 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 441-1157 Visit Website

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Kerlin BBQ

2207 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 412-5588 Visit Website