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Hopdoddy Burger Bar Is Opening First San Marcos Restaurant

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The ahi tuna burger from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The ahi tuna burger from Hopdoddy Burger Bar
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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.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Tiff’s Treats are expanding with first-ever locations in San Marcos. The two new Austin-based restaurants will be found at the Springtown Shopping Center at 1104 Thorpe Lane. Both are expected to open in 2019.

— Sunset Valley fancy doughnut shop Bougie’s Donuts is teaming up with Austin-based tequila company Playa Real Tequila for a set of boozy doughnuts. The fried cakes, which will be infused in tequila, include the cherry limeade doughnut, the pineapple upside-down cake doughnut, and the Mandarin orange cake doughnut. It’s only available tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24, from Bougie’s shop, where Playa will host a tequila tasting too.

— For Pluckers Wing Bar’s 23rd birthday, the Austin-based chicken wing chain is offering a bunch of food and drink specials this week from all locations starting on Monday, July 23. Each day will include a different deal, like 75-cent chicken wings and dollar Bud Lights today and Sunday, July 29, $4 fried chickens on Wednesday, July 25, and $4 mac and cheese on Friday, July 27.

— New-school barbecue truck LeRoy & Lewis is bringing back its spicy food challenge, where it will offer a different hot dish every day starting on Wednesday, July 25. This includes flamin’ hot Cheetos pie with five-alarm chili, tingling Sichuan beef ribs, and a collaboration with Tommy Want Wingy: the Holy Schnikes sausage. There will be popsicles ice cream to help too. Those who eat all five dishes through Sunday, July 29 will receive a $75 gift card.

— South Austin brewery ABGB is teaming up with the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative for the Christmas in July bike-builds, where it will build bikes for students, along with beer and pizza for the builders. It runs from Tuesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 29.


5400 Brodie Lane STE 930, Sunset Valley, Texas

Pluckers Wing Bar

3909-B South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 443-9464 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

2600 Hoppe Trail, , TX 78681 (512) 310-2337 Visit Website

LeRoy & Lewis

121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 945-9882 Visit Website

Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-2600 Visit Website


1305 West Oltorf Street, , TX 78704 (512) 298-2242 Visit Website