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Austin’s Best Breakfast Trailer Moves Over to South Lamar

Plus a James Beard Award semifinalist chef adds brunch to her restaurant, and more news

Dishes at Paperboy
Dishes at Paperboy
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.

Paperboy’s New Home
After announcing that Paperboy is working on building a brick-and-mortar restaurant at its original home on East 11th Street, the breakfast trailer is also moving its second truck from its Manchaca location at Radio Coffee to 1105 South Lamar Boulevard, as part of revamped cafe Merit Coffee. The reason behind the relocation was so that the trailer could serve South by Southwest attendees more easily. It will offer its same breakfast and lunch menu, like the bacon-egg-cheese sandwich and hash browns, starting on Wednesday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

James Beard Award Semifinalist Nominee’s New Brunch
Peruvian restaurant Yuyo (whose chef, Maribel Rivero, is a semifinalist in this year’s James Beard Awards) is adding brunch to its lineup starting this weekend on Saturday, March 2. This will include dishes like the Andean corn cakes served with chancaca syrup, a take on eggs benedict with yuca cheese bread, jamon royal, and aji amarillo hollandaise, and a bowl with lucuma and yogurt, among other ingredients. Brunch cocktails include mimosas with passion fruit and orange juice as well as a pisco Bloody Mary. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Barbecue Nachos
East Austin smoked meats spot La Barbecue added a new item to its menu: the Celestial 420 nachos, which is now available. It’s made up of nacho cheese Doritos, pinto beans, house-made queso, chopped beef, pulled pork, white cheddar cheese, pickled red onions and jalapenos, and white onions. The $20 large portion is meant to serve four people.

New Food Truck Park
Downtown Austin is getting a new temporary food truck park at Republic Square Park on 422 Guadalupe Street. The pop-up park will take place every Friday through March and April, featuring two food trucks each day, such as Tito’s Adobo, Noble Sandwich Co. Garbo’s, and Texas Chili Queens. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays starting on March 1.

Republic Square Park

422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Merit Coffee

4228 Oak Lawn Avenue, , TX 75219 (469) 759-6221 Visit Website

Yuyo [Closed]

1900 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 919-4147 Visit Website

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website


1203 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 910-3010 Visit Website