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One of Austin’s Best New Restaurants Adds Tortilla-Filled Brunch

Plus people are protesting Whataburger’s styrofoam cups and containers, and more news

Duck mole flautas at Suerte
Duck mole flautas at Suerte
Adam Kingman
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.

Suerte, one of Austin’s hottest new restaurants, is adding weekend brunch to its slate starting on Saturday, November 24. On deck from executive chef Fermín Núñez are Mexican pastries, brunch tacos, and egg dishes (think duck mole flautas), with plenty of house-made tortillas to go around. Plus there will be coffee, micheladas, and morning cocktails too. Brunch hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

— Environmental groups are urging Whataburger to stop using styrofoam cups and containers. The Environmental Texas, Surfrider Foundation’s Texas coastal bend chapter, and passed along a petition signed by over 50,000 to the burger chain’s headquarters in San Antonio, as well as restaurants in Austin and Corpus Christi. Whataburger responded in a statement that the company is looking at alternatives that would “keep drinks at the right temperature” in the same way and that until it does, “we continue to urge customers to properly dispose of our cups.” There is a meeting between Whataburger and the groups set for Wednesday, December 19.

— French brasserie Justine’s annual winter tent is back, and this time the theme is “Gucci Gucci,” a tribute to the song of the same name by rapper Kreayshawn. “The look and feel is a dynamic ode to iconoclasm, inspired by the fashion house’s [Gucci] current designer and magpie talent Alessandro Michele,” the restaurant described in a statement. Designing the tent is Los Angeles artist Emily Andelin Hughes, who will employ sea-foam green, blues, as well as a flower shop. The tent features an outdoor bar, oyster bar, and dining area.

— Rainey street hotel restaurant Geraldine’s is closed for breakfast and dinner (though not lunch) through Friday, November 30.


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