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Model Karlie Kloss Digs Into an Austin Taco, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Karlie Kloss digs her taco
Karlie Kloss digs her taco
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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.

— Model and founder of Kode With Klossy (where young girls learn how to code) Karlie Kloss dug into a taco while in Austin this week. It looks like she stopped by a Torchy's Tacos.

— Newcomer campus pizzeria Pizza Press raised $3,200 during its opening fundraiser for the Harrison Brown Memorial Fund, in honor of the student who died after the UT stabbing attack in May.

— Now there's a beer that works perfectly with tacos, thanks to taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece and Independence Brewing. They created the Revolucion Saison, which is meant to pair with meaty tacos like carne asada and tacos al pastor. The beer is going to make its debut on Saturday, July 1 with a party at the Todd Lane brewery.

Business Insider agrees: Whataburger is the best, based on its 2017 business so far, far more than In-N-Out and Five Guys.

— A woman sued Cedar Park Tex-Mex restaurant Dos Salsas because she claimed that the flaming queso (which involves actual fire) burned her due to improper service (the waitress lit the queso on fire with a chemical, but the flames went sideways, hitting the customer). In response, the restaurant got rid of the fire aspect of the dish. The woman is looking for $1 million for her second and third-degree burns.

— Texas tequila company Republic Tequila is getting into the whiskey game with its latest spirit, Republic Whiskey, which also comes in the state-shaped bottle.


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

1110 Mercantile Dr Bldg 6 Ste 120, Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 439-1177 Visit Website

Pizza Press

404 West 26th Street, Austin, Texas 78705 Visit Website