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Whataburger’s Massive Hurricane Harvey Donations, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

A flooded Houston Whataburger
A flooded Houston Whataburger
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.

Whataburger is giving back to the state that loves it so much by pledging $1.65 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. $1 million will go towards the burger chain's Whataburger Family Foundation, which helps employees affected by the hurricane, $150,000 to the Red Cross, and then $500,000 for local food banks.

— Owner of now-shuttered Tex-Mex restaurant El Azteca, Jorge Guerra, died last night, as reported by Austin 360.

— San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling's whiskey club members were able to indulge in brisket whiskey. The booze was made with chopped dehydrated brisket, which was added to whiskey kegs for two months, along with roasted garlic and ancho chile peppers.

— Chef/owner of Washington, D.C's popular restaurants Rose's Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls, Aaron Silverman shared that he waiting in line for Franklin Barbecue for eight hours and didn't get any food, so he came back the next day and waited at 5 a.m. for meat. "It was worth it," he said.

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon’s South First restaurant is added dine in breakfast service starting today, Friday, September 1. This includes its same morning menu along with some additional dishes like chilaquiles, breakfast quesadilla, and migas. There are morning cocktails too, like Tequila Sunrise, mimosas, Micheladas, and Bloody Marys. Morning hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the weekdays and until noon on the weekends.

— South Austin Cuban restaurant Cuba 512 expanded with more indoor capacity along with a new menu and cocktails. It can now fit 120 people inside.

Architectural Digest highlighted Eberly as a pretty glass restaurant, which was inspired by old British greenhouses.


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

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

1703 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website


615 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 916-9000 Visit Website