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Franklin Barbecue Burns

We take you away from Hurricane Harvey footage to bring you important Austin food news: Franklin’s Barbecue has suffered a fire. One of the state’s most popular barbecue joints suffered a massive fire early Saturday morning, according to reports. Franklin … Continue reading

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Other Austin Restaurant Openings and Closings

Dwight’s coverage of Hudson on the Bend’s closing reminded me that I wanted to put up a list of restaurant openings and closings of note. These are places we’ve either eaten at, thought about eating at, or plan on eating … Continue reading

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Seen in the Wild

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Our Short Regional Nightmare May Be Approaching An End

Blue Bell ice cream to begin test production this week. Hip hip, hooray! If all goes well, they expect to have product back on store shelves by Labor Day. Also, billionaire Sid Bass has made a “significant investment” in Blue … Continue reading

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Artz Rib House Founder Art Blondin Dies

Longtime Austin restaurateur and champion of live music Art Blondin has died. An employee discovered Blondin upon arriving for work at Blondin’s Art’s Ribs & BBQ in Florence, Texas, on Saturday morning. An autopsy Monday will determine the cause of … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude watch.

I want to make note of this story, even though it has been covered elsewhere, for reasons I will get to in a moment: Three Austin restaurants are allegedly thousands of dollars behind on their taxes, according to lawsuits filed … Continue reading

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More tales from the police blotter.

You may have heard of Damian Mandola. He and his nephew Johnny Carrabba have had cooking shows on PBS. The Mandola family are prominent restaurant operators, and the Carrabba’s chain was founded by Johnny and Damian. Damian also has a … Continue reading

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Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat Include Six from the Austin Area

So Yelp has release a Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. list. Their ratings, being based on actual diners, are very different than high-end restaurant critics, and include six places around Austin: 8. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX 35. … Continue reading

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And the In-and-Out Burger location is…

4508 N. I-35. Or so read the tea leaves. I ate at an In-and-Out Burger on a business trip to California a while back. And it was…good. But nothing that made it clearly superior to, say, Mighty Fine. But I’m … Continue reading

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