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New Pluckers Wing Bar Opens in the Linc, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

A plate of chicken wings with celery stalks and a container of ranch dip
Pluckers’ chicken wings
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.

— Pluckers Wing Bar expands with its sixth location in the Linc, opening on Tuesday, May 30. Before the opening, the Austin wing chain will host games and trivia contests on Friday, May 26, where the winners will receive free Pluckers for a year. Next up for the redeveloped retail spot is Easy Tiger’s second brick and mortar expansion.

— Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller isn't a supporter of the barbecue bill, which would get rid of the registration/inspection/visibility requirements of scales in barbecue establishments. His "cowboy logic" leads him to think it's about those places looking to cheat the system by "putting their thumb on the scale and ripping us off."

— Actor Kristian Bruun (known for playing Donnie Hendrix in Orphan Black) hit up Austin this past week. He visited Micklethwait Craft Meats, waited in line for Franklin Barbecue, and played chicken shit bingo at Little Longhorn Saloon.

— Fried chicken spot J.T. Youngblood's added happy hour to its program, where pints of beer are $3, glasses of wine and cocktails are $4, and bites like nuggets, fried pickles, and wings are $5. It runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Town and Country's high-end restaurant guide to Austin includes Otoko, Barley Swine, the Uchis, and then, to bring it down a bit, Franklin Barbecue.

— A bouncer for Sixth Street bar The Chuggin' Monkey is being charged with aggravated assault. The assailant, Jerius Jamal McFarland, allegedly kicked the victim, Chuck Brown, out of the bar because he appeared to be too drunk. McFarland reportedly pushed Brown when he tried to reenter the bar, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk. He is now in a medically-induced coma.


3909 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 443-9464 Visit Website

The Chuggin' Monkey

219 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 476-5015 Visit Website

The Linc

6406 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752 (512) 750-5852

J.T. Youngblood's

1905 Aldrich Street, , TX 78723 (512) 649-8333 Visit Website