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New Fried Chicken Sandwich Restaurant Dives Into the Austin Airport

Plus Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy comes to Austin, and more news

Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
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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 Airport Restaurant Opening
The latest restaurant opening in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is fried chicken sandwich chain Flyrite Chicken, which actually made its debut at the end of South by Southwest on Saturday, March 16. On deck are fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, salads, wraps, and sauces. The breakfast menu, which is served until 10:30 a.m. daily, includes breakfast tacos and chicken and waffles. It’s open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Diana Kennedy in Austin
The famed Mexican cuisine expert Diana Kennedy is being honored with a party at Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel. There will be passed appetizers bites, cash bar, and books which will be available for purchase. Kennedy will also sign books. It’s happening on Monday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. The proceeds will go towrds cooking nonprofit the Diana Kennedy Center.

Loquat Cider Information
Austin cidery Texas Keeper Cider is looking for loquats for its next cider. It’s asking for information about loquat tree locations so that the team can pick the fruits themselves for optimal production quality. In exchange, the cidery will give people a bottle of the resulting cider.

Restaurant Healthcare Surcharge
North Loop restaurant Foreign & Domestic includes a three percent healthcare on all bills in order to help the North Loop restaurant pay for its staffers’ healthcare. Co-owner Nathan Lemley said he and co-owner Sarah Heard opted to do this instead adding the costs to its dishes for transparency. The surcharge can be removed if people don’t want to pay it. This is similar to how Italian restaurant L’oca d’Oro added a hospitality surcharge in lieu of tipping to its bills.

Post-Race Meal
Shake Shack is offering runners participating in the Statesman Cap10k race on Sunday, April 7, free fries with all $10 purchases.

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

Fonda San Miguel

2330 West North Loop Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 459-4121 Visit Website

Flyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 284-8014

Texas Keeper Cider

12521 Twin Creek Road, , TX 78652 (512) 910-3409 Visit Website

Shake Shack [Austin]

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719 (512) 530-2242 Visit Website