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‘Food & Wine’ Loves Whataburger’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit Sandwich

Plus Ruby’s BBQ’s impending shutter, and more news

Whataburger’s honey chicken biscuit
Whataburger’s honey chicken biscuit
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.

Food & Wine wrote a love letter to Texas burger chain Whataburger. David Landsel isn’t a fan of the actual burgers, calling the patty: “thin, often depressingly pallid, and generally tasteless.” Instead, the writer suggests you look to the late-night/morning breakfast menu for the honey butter chicken biscuit because of the power of its chicken strips.

— In light of campus barbecue spot Ruby’s BBQ’s impending shutter, Statesman visited the restaurant, now busy with people looking for one last meal. Writer Rebecca Markovits recalled the importance of the restaurant in her personal history, as well as Austin’s, for the past 30 years, from weddings to old jobs to barbecue introductions.

— The Austin Marathon takes place this Sunday, February 18, and there will be several food trucks at the finish line festival on 5th Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street. This includes Burro Cheese Kitchen, Four Brothers, Juice Austin, Southside Flying Pizza, Slab BBQ, and Lucky Lab Coffee.

Burro Cheese Kitchen

75 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 767-2810 Visit Website


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

Slab BBQ

9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 351-9977 Visit Website

Ruby's BBQ

512 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 323-0206 Visit Website

Lucky Lab Coffee

, Austin, TX