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Looks Like Spurs Coach Left $5,000 Tip in Memphis, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

McEwan’s in Memphis
McEwan’s in Memphis
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.

— San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich appears to have left a hefty tip during a Memphis dinner at McEwen's last week. He tipped $5,000 on top of the $815.73 bill. While restaurant owner Bert Smithe wouldn't confirm that the coach dined that specific day to the San Antonio-Express News, he did say he was a frequent customer. The team was in Tennessee for the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies.

— Franklin Barbecue unveiled its housemade sausages, and writer The Smoking Ho was impressed with the results. Pitmaster Aaron Franklin has been perfecting the links for a bit, installing new equipment in the restaurant and tinkering with the recipe. Previously, Franklin's sausages were made by Texas Sausage Company with Franklin's formula.

— Tasting Table called La Condesa’s zanahoria (Spanish for carrot) dish one of the country’s best brunch dishes, though it's only available on the weekends sometimes.

— Blast from the '90s blast: alternative rock band Incubus stopped by Wu Chow for dinner this week.

Wu Chow

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

La Condesa

400 West 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 499-0300 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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