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HEB’s New Barbecue Drive-Thru, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

True Texas BBQ in Seguin
True Texas BBQ in Seguin
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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.

— After opening a Whataburger drive-thru as part of HEB's new store in Hutto, the supermarket is opening a barbecue drive-thru in San Antonio for the first time ever in the summer. True Texas BBQ, HEB's barbecue restaurant, will offer breakfast and smoked meats to go.

— Padma Lakshmi really enjoyed her Mi So Hot ramen bowl from Ramen Tatsu-ya.

Southern Living barbecue editor has a big grudge against Texas barbecue, because it seemingly gets too much attention across the world.

— Olamaie introduced a burger using biscuits as buns through its UberEats daytime menu.

— Even though actor Pierce Brosnan ate out often in Austin while filming television show The Son, he admitted he never had a taco, even though he did go to Guero’s.

— Snooze donated over $2,000 to the Sustainable Food Center and Becker Elementary School as part of money raised during International Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28.

— Judging this year’s Official Drink of Austin are Alamo Drafthouse beverage director Bill Norris, last year’s winner Jennifer Keyser of Geraldine’s, Chronicle editor Brandon Watson, Launderette pastry chef Laura Sawicki, and musician Shakey Graves. The competition takes place on Thursday, May 4.


1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website

Snooze A.M. Eatery

1700 S Lamar Blvd #301, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 428-8444 Visit Website