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Austin Central Library’s Restaurant Celebrates Texas Cookbooks

Plus Kreuz Market closes in Bryan, Texas, and more news

A restaurant with a big bookcase full of books.
Cookbook Cafe
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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.

— Austin Central Library restaurant Cookbook Cafe is celebrating Texas cookbooks through the month of October with events, dinner specials, and more. The kick-off party honors the late Chronicle food editor Virginia B. Wood and her personal cookbook collection, which is featured in the restaurant. Then there are cooking demonstrations with chefs like Jesse Griffiths, panels featuring Texas wine, beer, and booze makers, and Saturday night prix fixe dinner specials with steak, mussels, and cookies. It runs from Tuesday, October 3 through Sunday, October 28.

Lockhart barbecue joint Kreuz Market shuttered its Bryan, Texas restaurant with no notice. Owner Keith Schmidt opened that location in 2015.

Along with Easy Tiger, Travel Channel show Food Paradise is filming at Cherrywood restaurant Dai Due today during lunch time as well.

— The Cheddar Goblin, the green creature from current Nicolas Cage movie Mandy, made a stop at Terry Black’s Barbecue.

— Essential Austin restaurant Contigo is changing up its menu look starting this Friday, which means it will also add some new dishes as well as an entire new section with items meant for sharing like the half-chicken and 40-ounce bone-in ribeye. Even better: the restaurant is allowing reservations for up to 50 people for those group dinners.

— There’s a new haunted bar tour in Austin courtesy of national company Nightly Spirits. The tour takes small groups to four downtown bars that are supposedly haunted, including the Russian House and Gatsby, with themed drinks and stories. Tickets are $25, and it runs beyond Halloween.


2027 Anchor Lane, , TX 78723 (512) 614-2260 Visit Website

Dai Due

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

Kreuz Market

619 North Colorado Street, , TX 78644 (512) 398-2361 Visit Website


710 West César Chávez Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Visit Website