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Franklin Barbecue Might Not Be No. 1 and More A.M. Intel

The latest 6 restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Franklin Barbecue
Franklin Barbecue

— Texas BBQ Posse writer Gary Jacobson predicts that when Texas Monthly drops its list of top 50 barbecue joints in the state there will be some big changes. He bets that frontrunner Franklin Barbecue won’t be at the top spot any more.

— Chef Sonya Coté (Eden East, Hillside Farmacy, and Sinclair) thinks that Austin is a town where creativity can thrive.

— What was it like to feed eccentric musician Van Morrison in the height of his popularity? Eddie Wilson, co-founder and owner of the Armadillo World Headquarters, says it was a little weird.

Bon Appétit discovers puffy tacos in San Antonio.

— From queso ice cream to tandoori queso, discover all things melted cheese at the seventh annual Quesoff. The event recently announced the cheese will flow on August 26. Hopeful participants can email to sign up their queso dish.

— Salt Lick Cellars announces that Pizza Night is back on Thursday, April 13, Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 27. Stop in for a variety of pies, like a four cheese or a smoked barbecue version.