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Comedian Patton Oswalt Fell in Love With Japanese-Texas Izakaya Kemuri

Plus new olive oil and wine shop opening, and more news

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Patton Oswalt at the PaleyFest in March
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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.

Patton Oswalt in Austin
Comedian Patton Oswalt was in Austin recently, and he dined at both local diner Counter Cafe and Japanese-Texas izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Of the latter, he wrote that he experienced a “tastebud ragnarok” and “flavor whiplash,” saying that the restaurant is “at David Chang levels.” It looked like he had the ramen, Tokyo street corn, some smoked meats, and the matcha pain killer cocktail.

Olive Oil Shop Opening
Olive oil tasting bar and shop Con’ Olio is opening a new store out in Hudson Bend at 3500 farm-to-market 620 south on Friday, April 5. Along with olive oil and extra virgin olive oil, the new Con’ Olio will serve biodynamic wines and offer a demonstration kitchen, hosting classes and tasting events. It’s celebrating with a party on Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. with food like paella and tapas, as well as wine. Because of this new opening, Con’ closed its downtown Austin location.

Buc-ee’s Love
The New York Times penned its own ode to Texas road trip stop Buc-ee’s, where the writer talked to regulars of the gas station/convenience store.

Counter Cafe

1914 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 351-9961 Visit Website

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

2713 East 2nd Street, , TX 78702 (512) 803-2224 Visit Website

Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars

215 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 495-1559 Visit Website


1700 Highway 71 E, Bastrop, TX 78602 (979) 238-6390 Visit Website