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Franklin Barbecue Is Throwing a Grilling Party

North Campus coffee shop closure, plus more news

Franklin Barbecue
Franklin Barbecue
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.

Female-Chef Led Grilling Event at Franklin Barbecue
Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Austin chapter is hosting a female-led grilling event at Franklin Barbecue on Thursday, September 5. There will be grilling demonstrations, live-fire-cooked dishes, raffles, and a silent auction which will include an actual Franklin Barbecue pit. Participating chefs include Amanda Turner (former Juniper executive chef, now chef de cuisine of Jester King), Janie Ramirez (Dai Due), Julia Poplawsky (formerly of Dai Due, now part of the Austin Meat Collective), Paula Disbrowe (author of Thank You for Smoking), Sarah Petmecky and Cory McNease (Franklin Barbecue), and others. The event makes sense since Stacy Franklin is the organization’s activities chairwoman. It’ll take place at Franklin’s parking lot from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75, and VIP tickets are $95. Funds raised will go towards Les Dames’ scholarships and grants.

North Campus Cafe Shutter
La Tazza Fresca, a coffee shop up on North Campus, seemed to have closed back in May, according to Austin 360. The owners of next-door Groovy Automotive are planning on taking over the space for a new cafe and bar in the fall.

Downtown Bar Shooting
A man took his own life at Rainey Street spot Container Bar earlier this month, as reported by the New York Post.

This article has been updated to correctly reflect what happened at the Container Bar.

Franklin Barbecue

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