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Andrew Zimmern Loves Fresa’s Breakfast Tacos, and More A.M. Intel

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Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
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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.

— Andrew Zimmern loves the breakfast tacos at Fresa's Chicken al Carbon. He enjoyed how there are "many flavors and textures" from the chicken, which is brined, slow cooked, and then roasted over charcoal. He also likes to order the restaurant's beans, shrimp tostada, and ice cream.

— While Franklin Barbecue rebuilds its pit room after it suffered fire damages in August, pitmaster Aaron Franklin is looking to reopen sometime in October with a temporary set-up if need be. Parson's Chicken and Fish in Chicago hosted a pulled pork sandwich fundraiser for Franklin Barbecue over the weekend.

— Home Slice's restaurant is temporarily closed today, Monday, September 18 and tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19 for its annual staff pizza tour of New York City. It reopens for dinner on Wednesday, September 20. More Home Slice, its takeout spot, will remain open.

Look at this ramen cake. Someone brought it into Ramen Tatsu-ya for a celebration.

— There's a new brewery in Dripping Springs: Acopon Brewing, from the owners of the Barber Shop bar. The brewery focuses on on English-style ales.

Edible Austin caught up with those Austin chefs who left city restaurants, like former Swift's Attic's Zack Northcutt, who is now a chef with food service distributor US Foods, and previous Jeffrey's and Josephine House chef Rebecca Meeker, who started her own healthy food delivery service, Lucky Lime.

— JW Marriott topped Austin's alcohol sales for the month of July again, followed by Kung Fu Saloon in its new home on West Sixth.

Swift's Attic

315 Congress Avenue, , TX 78701 (512) 482-8842 Visit Website

Josephine House

1601 Waterston Avenue, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website


1204 West Lynn Street, , TX 78703 (512) 477-5584 Visit Website

Kung Fu Saloon

716 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-0901 Visit Website

Fresa's Chicken al Carbon

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

Ramen Tatsu-Ya [South Lamar]

1234 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 893-5561 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

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