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Two Major Texas Brewery Bills, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Live Oak’s beer
Live Oak’s beer
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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.

— The Texas brewery landscape could very well change drastically with two new potential bills in the Senate this week. The first, SB 1217, looks to let companies producing alcoholic beverages, including wineries and distilleries, sell its goods to-go (which is a good thing). Then the second, SB 2083, would require breweries that produce a lot of beers would have to first sell beers meant for on-site taproom drinking to its distributors, and then buy it back (which is a bad thing). Austin breweries like Live Oak Brewing, Independence Brewing, and Hops & Grain spoke during the Senate committee hearing this week. The Texas House of Representatives already voted against the first bill and for the second bill, but the Senate hasn’t made its decision yet.

— Korean-Mexican fusion Chi’lantro is donating all profits made from its UT campus truck tomorrow, Thursday, May 11 to the victims of the UT stabbing attack last week. It will serve food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

— Austin industry vets Alice and Alexander Gonzalez started their own sausage business, A+A Provisions. The linked menu includes bratwurst, chicken apple, al pastro, and other edible products like sausage sandwiches and quail.

— Downtown Southern restaurant Fixe is getting back into all-day brunch with a summer series with Sunday morning dishes and dinner, including biscuits, brioche French toast, and creamsicle mimosas, starting on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 8 p.m.

Hops & Grain

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 914-2467 Visit Website

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website


1324 North Shepherd Drive, , TX 77008 (281) 975-0129 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewery

3301 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 385-2299 Visit Website