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The First Pick in the NBA Draft Is Excited to Try Texas Breakfast Tacos

Plus, lots of fun food events this weekend, and more news

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Victor Wembanyama is the San Antonio Spurs’s first draft pick.
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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.

The San Antonio Spurs took Victor Wembanyama with the first pick in the NBA draft yesterday. During a press conference after the selection, the French-born player said he’s “heard a lot about breakfast tacos” in Texas, and is excited to try them. He should be: there are a lot of great tacos in the state, including San Antonio and, yes, Austin.

Tracking Austin restaurant events, Midsummer edition

There are two events pegged to Midsummer, the European summer solstice celebration (and semi-related to the horror movie, but not as terrifying). First, there’s the official Austin event, the Second Annual Midsummer Festival, on Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old Bakery and Emporium in downtown. On deck will be Swedish baked goods from Fika Table, as well as live music, shops, flower crown workshops, and more. RSVPs can be made online.

Then, far south Austin German-ish restaurant OvenBird is hosting a five-course meal also on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m. with optional drinks. Reservations can be made by emailing

Tracking other Austin restaurant events

Excellent pizzeria and wine restaurant Bufalina is celebrating its 10th birthday with a party on Sunday, June 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. at its East Cesar Chavez location. There will be magnum bottles and pies, a DJ, burgers from Bad Larry Burger Club, and more.

Award-winning taco truck Con Todo is hosting a party for its new summer menu on Sunday, June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a beer collaboration with host site Celis Brewery, DJs, carne asada, cold-brew paletas, and more.


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