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Austin Lobster Truck Opens at Downtown Ice Skating Rink

Plus the winner of the Houston vs. Austin barbecue competition, and more news

Lobster roll, fries, and oysters from Garbo’s
Lobster roll, fries, and oysters from Garbo’s
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.

Garbo’s Lobster Truck is setting up another downtown Austin location, although it’s a temporary one. It’ll be set up as part of Whole Foods Market’s ice skating rink on the plaza level from Thursday, December 13, 2018 through Monday, January 21, 2019. Its hours will be from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and then from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

HOU-ATX Barbecue Throwdown, where mostly Houston- and Austin-based barbecue joints competed to see who made the best smoked meats, was actually not from Houston or Austin at all. The winner was Bodacious BBQ from East Texas town Longview (the restaurant was one of two wildcard entries). The restaurant whipped up beef cheek- and jalapeno-stuffed corn dogs.

Home Slice Pizza raised over $28,800 through its month-long pizza series in November, dubbed Doughvember. The proceeds will go towards local nonprofits Safe, Casa of Travis County, Austin Bat Cave, and Carrying Hope.

Whole Foods Market [Austin]

525 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78703 (512) 476-1206 Visit Website


12709 North Mopac Expressway, , TX 78727 (512) 350-9814 Visit Website

Home Slice Pizza

1415 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 444-7437 Visit Website