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Aaron Franklin’s Brisket Kolaches for Bake Sale, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Lenoir’s wine garden
Lenoir’s wine garden
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 Austin chef community is rallying to help out former Chronicle food editor and critic Virginia B. Wood. The writer retired in 2016 due to medical issues, and to help raise money for her bills, local chefs are hosting a bake sale on Saturday, July 1 at Lenoir’s wine garden. The long list of participating people include Iliana de la Vega, Hoover Alexander, Uchi, and others. Pitmaster Aaron Franklin is even teaming up with Easy Tiger’s David Norman to create brisket kolaches, and hosts Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher are making tamales.

— The Impossible Burger, the meatless patty that looks like and feels like real ground beef, is now available at Austin-area Hopdoddy Burger Bars, and it’s so popular that the West Anderson Lane location sold out of the burgers over the weekend.

— KXAN talked to restaurant owners who are against SB4, the Texas senate bill that would require local law enforcement to cooperate and help Immigration and Custom Enforcement, including Lima Criolla Pervuain owner Susan Vivanco. "I don't see any beneficial thing about this law," she told the news publication.

— The former home of music venue The Backyard in Bee Cave will be transformed into a mixed-use development of the same name with with offices, condos, townhouses, hotel, music studio, concert venues, as well as a restaurant, Bloom, coffee shop, Rise, and an on-site catering kitchen. It will open sometime in fall 2018.


1807 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 215-9778 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 243-7505 Visit Website