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Looking at Austin’s Current Barbecue Scene, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Micklethwait Craft Meats’ brisket Frito pie
Micklethwait Craft Meats’ brisket Frito pie
Micklethwait Craft Meats/Facebook
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.

Food & Wine checked in on Texas’ current barbecue scene, taking a closer look at places that offered different dishes from the average Central Texas barbecue joint, like Valentina Tex Mex BBQ's carnitas and Micklethwait Craft Meats' Frito pie with brisket to newer ones like LeRoy & Lewis and the smoked meats of Kemuri Tatsu-ya.

— As part of the Statesman's Immigrant Heritage Month series, the publication highlighted Ayman Attar Bashi and Raya Thanoon, the Iraqi couple of Baiti Food, a popular catering company which has served big gigs for Dropbox and Apple.

— Aaron Franklin talked barbecue beginnings, how he figured out how to make brisket on his own, and how people who wait in the line for Franklin Barbecue really want to be here.

Time Out Austin hosted its first bar award winners, which consisted of mostly established Austin spots, from Roosevelt Room as bar of the year to Vino Vino for best wine bar. Backbeat was named best new bar.

— Actor Kirsten Dunst shared her love for Alamo Drafthouse with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. She enjoys fried pickles with ranch and a cocktail during screenings.

New York Times sang its heart out at Ego's karaoke.

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

2713 East 2nd Street, , TX 78702 (512) 803-2224 Visit Website

Vino Vino

4119 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78751 (512) 465-9282 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 791-5961 Visit Website

Backbeat [Closed]

1300 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Franklin Barbecue

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

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website