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Austin Live Fire Food Event Features San Antonio’s Best New Carnitas

Plus a pop singer invests in Austin coffee company, and more news

A spread of carnitas, beans, salsa and chiles at Carnitas Lonja in San Antonio, Texas
A spread of carnitas, beans, salsa and chiles at Carnitas Lonja in San Antonio, Texas
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Austin Food Event Lineup
Live Fire, the flame- and beef-focused food event from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, is back again this year with the same theme of Mexican inspiration. Among the familiar 21 participating Texas chefs are San Antonio’s Alex Paredes of Carnitas Lonja (one of Eater’s best new restaurants of 2018), Suerte’s Fermín Núñez, and Valentina’s Tex Mex’s Miguel Vidal (no Aaron Franklin this year). There will be live music by Conjunto Los Pinkys, as well as drinks from Las Perlas’ mezcal bar and the official drink of Austin from Juniper. It takes place on Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Camp Mabry. General admission tickets are $95, with VIP tickets at $150.

Celebrity Coffee Investor
Turns out that pop singer Halsey is now an investor in Austin-based canned coffee company High Brew. Founder David Smith reached out to her when he found out she liked the product, according to Statesman. Also High Brew investors: rock band Kings of Leon, chef Tim Love, Lance Armstrong.

IHOP Shooting
There was a shooting at an IHOP in Pflugerville last night. One person was hurt with minor injuries.

Carnitas Lonja

1107 Roosevelt Avenue, , TX 78210 (210) 612-3626 Visit Website

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