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Italian Weekend Brunch Comes to East 6th Street

Plus fundraising for Joe’s Organics after the fire, and more news

Avocado toast from Il Brutto
Avocado toast from Il Brutto
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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.

— East 6th Street Italian restaurant Il Brutto is now offering weekend brunch. On deck are brunch pizza topped with sausage, fried eggs, and mozzarella, and other weekend morning dishes like avocado toast with roasted ham and goat cheese; and poached eggs with burrata and smoked salmon. There are also mimosas with various juices (orange, peach, cucumber celery, etc.), Bloody Marys, and more. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

— The storms on Sunday evening and early Monday morning caused an electrical fire at food composting and urban farm Joe’s Organics at 7204 Shelton Road in East Austin. There was approximately $40,000 worth of damage done to the farm’s greenhouse, seed bank, inventory, and equipment. Joe’s launched a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild the farm, seeking $8,000. Burnet restaurant Peached Tortilla is also donating ten percent of its sales on Saturday, June 9 to the cause.

— It was already known that Hut’s Hamburgers was coming to the Austin Bergstrom-International Airport, but now it was revealed that it will take over what was Saxon Pub’s location near Gate 5. Saxon will move somewhere near Gate 10. Both will reopen later this year. Salad chain Mad Greens will take over the Auntie Anne’s location too.

— Rotating New Waterloo restaurants will donate ten percent of its dinner sales to political advocacy organization Equality Texas Foundation on the first Monday of each month. First up is Italian restaurant Il Brutto on Monday, July 7.

— AOL is still a thing, and the internet company covered Austin in its video series “Like the Locals,” which covered Austin restaurants like Tacodeli, La Barbecue, Dai Due, and Easy Tiger.

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Saxon Pub

1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-2552 Visit Website


1902 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 357-7770 Visit Website

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Easy Tiger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 964-8229 Visit Website

Il Brutto

1601 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas Visit Website

MAD Greens

3100 Esperanza Xing Ste 130, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 942-9394 Visit Website