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Torchy’s Tacos Was Used as a Jeopardy Clue

Plus JuiceLand opens at the Austin airport, and more news

The Torchy’s Tacos clue on Jeopardy
The Torchy’s Tacos clue on Jeopardy
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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.

— Torchy’s Tacos finally made it. The taco chain was used as a clue in Jeopardy last night. The clue read, “If I’m down Austin way, I say goodbye to my chips after dunking them in this cheesy dip, like the one at Torchy’s.” The obvious answer for $400: queso.

— As part of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s new food and drink options, JuiceLand and new spot Hippies & Hops (a bar serving Live Oak Brewing Company beers, along with national beers and wines) are now open. The two beverage spots are found in the same East Food Court as the recently opened Peached Tortilla.

— Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s Wine & Dine series teams up nationally acclaimed chefs with local ones for special dinners this summer and fall. This means Boston chef Matt Jennings at Olamaie on Thursday, June 28 ($225 with a copy of his cookbook), Atlanta chef Hugh Acheson at Emmer & Rye on Monday, July 30 ($250), New Orleans chef Alon Shaya at Emmer & Rye on Monday, September 10($250 with a copy of his latest cookbook), and Lidia Bastianich at L’oca d’Oro on Thursday, November 8 ($350 with a copy of her latest book). It will benefit the nonprofit’s culinary grant program.

— Fresh off its new land purchase, Jester King Brewery is bringing back food trucks to the Dripping Springs space. First up is Noble Sandwich Co.’s one during the weekends for the rest of the month.

— A potential new development up north next to the Domain is looking to add 40,000 square feet of restaurants, as part of the IBM Broadmoor campus expansion.

— Perry’s Steakhouse is donating proceeds from Staglin Family Vineyard’s Salus wines by the glasses towards Mental Health America through Saturday, June 30.

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website


1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website


120 East 4th Street, , TX 78701 (737) 300-2120 Visit Website

Noble Sandwich Co.

4805 Burnet Road, , TX 78756 (512) 666-5124 Visit Website

L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Avenue, , TX 78723 (737) 212-1876 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

1822 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 916-9025 Visit Website