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Cocktail Bar The Townsend’s Potential Los Angeles Expansion, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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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.

— Is downtown cocktail bar The Townsend expanding to Los Angeles? Eater LA thinks this is a possibility, based on rumors and the fact that Dushan Zaric (the bar’s executive beverage director as well as one of the co-owners of lauded New York City bar Employees Only) is attached to paperwork for a now-closed barbecue restaurant in West Hollywood, Baby Blues BBQ.

— Central East Austin Chinese spot Old Thousand is adding lunch to its lineup starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26. The menu will include hanbao, dan dan noodles, Chinese sausage and Micklethwait Craft Meats brisket fried rice, spring rolls, and more.

— Franklin Barbecue sold about 800 tickets for its two Hurricane Harvey relief barbecue pop-ups at the Mohawk.

— South Lamar bar Backbeat is partnering with rum company Don Q to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. Don Q's parent company Serralles will match and donate all proceeds from cocktails made with the rum from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, September 25.

— East 6th Street restaurant Kuneho is offering special bento boxes through Favor delivery for lunch, as well as a separate dinner menu. Bento boxes include roast pork belly, chicken, and sushi. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and dinner is from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Townsend [CLOSED]

718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 887-8778

Kuneho [Closed]

1600 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Backbeat [Closed]

1300 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Franklin Barbecue

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

Old Thousand

1000 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 222-6637 Visit Website