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Matthew Odam’s 2014 Dining Guide livechat

It's here! The 2014 Austin Dining Guide featuring @odam's Top 25 restaurants in Austin is out! http://t.

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Lenoir chef Todd Duplechan and partners to revitalize legendary Youngblood’s Fried Chicken

Todd Duplechan of Lenoir is teaming with partners to bring back Youngblood’s Fried Chicken. (Credit: Laura Skelding) Lenoir chef-owner Todd Duplechan is teaming with Jeffrey’s co-founder Jeffrey Weinberger, former Trio at the Four Seasons general manager Jeff Haber, and a member of the Youngblood family to reboot legendary Youngblood’s Fried Chicken.

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El Chile on South First will close to make way for group’s Latin Coastal Kitchen concept

The El Chile restaurant group will introduce a new concept to an old space early next year. Their restaurant AlcoMar will take the place of El Chile at the space at 1816 S.

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El Chile on South First to transition into group’s Latin Coastal Kitchen concept, AlcoMar

Clarification: A previous headline suggested El Chile would close. It will simply transition and transform into AlcoMar.

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Kebabalicious celebrates eight years with baklava ice cream sandwich

  It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since the blue and yellow Kebabalicious trailer started filling bellies downtown.

Now open: Black’s Barbecue on Guadalupe Street

Legendary Lockhart smoked meat purveyors Black’s Barbecue opened at 3110 Guadalupe St. in the former home of Boomerang’s.

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Gardner opens Monday on East Sixth Street, Counter Cafe to open first week of November

Gardner is located at 1914 East Sixth St. Veggie-forward restaurant Gardner, from the owners of Contigo, will officially open Monday.

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Pinthouse Pizza to open location in South Austin

The original Pinthouse Pizza on Burnet Road. (Credit: Emma Janzen) Pinthouse Pizza will open its second location next year, filling the space previously occupied by Chili’s in the Brodie Oaks shopping center (4236 S.

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Red Star Southern chef Erica Waksmunski joins Cirkiel’s Parkside Projects

Erica Waksmunski has joined Shawn Cirkiel’s Parkside Projects as executive pastry chef. (Credit: Ryan Taylor) Red Star Southern comfort food trailer chef Erica Waksmunski has joined Shawn Cirkiel’s Parkside Projects as executive pastry chef and will oversee all the dessert programs and menus at Parkside, Olive & June and Backspace, Parkside announced today.

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Dog and Duck Pub closing

After 24 years of serving beer and fish and chips at 406 W. 17th St., the Dog and Duck Pub, which opened in May of 1990, will serve it final pint at that location on October 31, according to sources.

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Dog and Duck Pub closing, negotiating move to East Austin

Update: Management at Dog and Duck says pub owner are in negotiations and finalizing a lease for a space located off East Seventh Street.

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Vivo re-opening in new location at the Linc on Wednesday

After its sudden closure in March following a dispute with its landlords, former East Austin staple Vivo will re-open Wednesday at its new location at the Linc (formerly Lincoln Village) at 6406 N.

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New hours: Dai Due opens for breakfast and lunch Wednesday

Dai Due co-owner Jesse Griffiths at Live Fire in 2012. (Credit: Addie Broyles) Dai Due opens for breakfast and lunch service starting Wednesday.

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Barley Swine owner to open restaurant on Burnet Road

The headline pretty much says it all: Bryce Gilmore, owner of Barley Swine, is opening a third farm-to-table restaurant on Burnet Road.

Matthew Odam

Matthew Odam is the restaurant critic and reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, where he also covers the local film scene and writes film criticism.

 
 

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