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New Orleans Chef Alon Shaya’s Book Tour Comes to Austin

Plus burglaries at Eastside Food Truck Park, and more news

Alon Shaya
Alon Shaya
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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.

— James Beard Award-winning New Orleans chef Alon Shaya will take over Austin Central Library’s demonstration kitchen ahead of his latest cookbook and memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. He’ll read from the book, participate in a discussion, as well as answer audience questions, though he isn’t cooking any food. It takes place on Monday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.

— Eastside Food Truck Park food trucks were burgled over the weekend, as reported by Fox 7. Several trucks said that locks were broke, and there are missing cash and equipment, including from Puerto Rican food truck Casita Boriqua. It happened sometime on Saturday night, April 28.

— Sixth Street bar and restaurant Casino El Camino remains closed after it had caught on fire last week, and former employee Ivy Evaleena raised money for staffers through an event on Sunday, April 29 at the Hard Luck Lounge. The goal was to raise $12,000 and she also created a separate GoFundMe campaign.

— Austin musician Dan Dyer will collaborate with local chefs for a series of pop-up steak nights at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in South Austin. Participating chefs include Lou Lambert on May 1st, Evan LeRoy on May 8, San Antonio chef of Cured Steve McHugh on May 15, and Olamaie chef Michael Fojtasek on May 22. It will take place every Tuesday in May starting on May 1 through May 22. Tickets to the dinners are $35, and hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m.

Casino El Camino

517 East 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 469-9330 Visit Website

Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78701 (512) 974-7400 Visit Website

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

121 Pickle Road, , TX 78704 (512) 481-0694 Visit Website