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A bow-tied barkeep pours a drink at Jeffrey's restaurant on West Lynn.

Jeffrey's extends half-off happy hour to include all day Monday

Clubby steakhouse and Clarksville-area staple Jeffrey’s is now offering its excellent happy hour all day Monday. (They already offered it all day Sunday.) During the happy hour, all bar menu food items are 50% off when ordered in the comfortable bar area. This means a pan-seared, dry-aged bar steak for ...

This is Roppolo's Pizzeria at 316 E. Sixth Street.

Contests: Win $1,000 worth of pizza from Roppolo's

Longtime Austin pizza spot Roppolo's Pizzeria (316 E. 6th St.) is holding a pizza-eating contest every Monday-Thursday for three weeks in the month of July. Whoever eats a 22” specialty pizza the fastest will win $1,000 worth of free pizza over the next year. The contests go down July 7-10, ...

Now open: The Scarlet Rabbit in Round Rock

The Scarlet Rabbit opened for lunch and dinner at 410 W. Main St. in downtown Round Rock. The Texas bistro is a concept restaurant from Greenhouse Craft Food’s chef Rob Snow and chef Rich Taylor (formerly of Quality Seafood) featuring an “Alice in Wonderland” theme with comfort food with “a ...

Blair Richardson created the visual identity for Austin restaurant Lenoir from her office in Mexico City.

Former Austin designer finds a home, grows a business in Mexico City

Some familiar restaurant signs and brands in Austin could carry a little “Hecho in Mexico” notification. When you drive down South First Street and spot the excellent Lenoir’s chic gold-and-black nametag-style sign or stand in line for hours staring at the retro pop art logo of Franklin Barbecue, you’re looking ...

 A line of people wait to order at La Barbecue in Austin, Texas.

La Barbecue is moving

Some of Austin's best barbecue is getting a new address. La Barbecue, helmed by cook John Lewis, is moving from its home near East Sixth Street to 902 E. Cesar Chavez, home of the GoodLife Food Park and one block east of Interstate 35. They will close at their current ...

Escamoles (ant larvae) are served in a roasted leek boat at Pujol, one of the finest restaurants in Mexico City.

The Feed To Go: Mexico City

I visited Mexico City for my most recent dining-on-the-road column. The wonderful people and excellent food -- from street vendors to one of the world's best restaurats -- left an indelible impression. Below are three stories from that trip. The first take a look at the dining scene; the second ...

Chef Josh Watkins helped make the underrated Carillon one of the city’s best restaurants.

Odam: Watkins out at the Carillon

The Carillon confirmed that executive chef Josh Watkins is no longer in the kitchen at the fine dining restaurant in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus. We’ll have more details as they become available, but the restaurant says the staff that was working ...

Ruby’s BBQ has been serving the campus area for more than 25 years.

Austin restaurants: Barbecue joints

Bert’s Bar-B-Q. 907 W. 24th St. 512-474-2613; 3563 Far West Blvd. 512-345-2378, bertsbbq.com. This campus stalwart opened in its original location in 1970 and has expanded to include a Far West location.Bowie BBQ at Whole Foods. 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-1206, wholefoodsmarket.com. Austin’s temple to health has the flavor of ...

(left to right) Teresa Wilson, Diana Salazar, Jene Gomez and Matthew Wilson at the Food for Thought benefiting Communities in Schools event at ACL Live in 2011.

Former Aquarelle chef/owner bringing new restaurant to Airport Boulevard

Teresa Wilson helmed excellent French restaurant Aquarelle downtown at 606 Rio Grande St. from 2000 to 2011. When the restaurant closed, Wilson decided she wanted to go in a more casual direction to fit the demands of the changing neighborhood. Then her partners decided to sell the building, sideling Wilson’s ...

Ruby’s BBQ has been serving the campus area for more than 25 years.

Austin restaurants: Barbecue joints

Restaurant listings* Each week in Austin360, we offer a rotating list of places to eat right now. This week: Barbecue joints. What’s more American than eating barbecue? I recently gave you my top 10 in Austin, and this week I offer another 15 places to celebrate Independence Day weekend (and ...

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Fox News names Austin restaurant one of nation's best 'taco stands'

Fox News may want to polish up on their vocabulary. In yet another wide-ranging national listicle, the news outlet named Austin’s La Condesa one of the best “taco stands” in the country. While I love their arábicos and puerco al pastor tacos, calling the handsome space in the heart of ...

An Austin police officer blocks the road near Juan in a Million while firefighters assess the damage to the iconic East Austin restaurant. A kitchen fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the restaurant, fire officials said.

Juan in a Million closed Tuesday following fire

Iconic East Austin restaurant Juan in a Million will be closed Tuesday following a fire Monday night that did $10,000 worth of damage, according to the Statesman’s Phil Jankowski. It will be the first time the restaurant has closed on a non-Christmas day in 34 years.  The fire was caused ...

Chef Tim Love, right, gets his students fired up during a grilling class at the Austin Food & Wine Festival at Butler Park on Saturday April 26, 2014.   JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin Food & Wine Festival partner Tim Love to star in CNBC series 'Restaurant Startup'

New reality series “Restaurant Startup” premieres on July 8 at 9 p.m. The eight-episode series stars Joe Bastianich and Austin Food and Wine Festival partner chef Tim Love of Fort Worth. Each week would-be restaurateurs put together a restaurant brand, strategy and operation and pitch the two food celebrities in ...

Now open: aRoma Italian Kitchen & Bar on S. Lamar and Doc's Motorworks in Central Austin

aRoma Italian Kitchen & Bar opened at 3404 S. Lamar Blvd. in the 704 Apartment Complex next door to the legendary Broke Spoke. The restaurant, open for happy hour and dinner, has a menu centered on Neapolitan pizza and homemade pasta. Happy hour features ½-off pizzas and $1 glasses of ...

#13 Driskill Grill

The restaurant with the baroque Texas aesthetic and formal service recently prepared the best lamb dish Matthew Odam has ever had.

Driskill Grill open for breakfast and lunch all summer

One of Austin’s best and oldest dinner spots is opening its doors for breakfast and lunch for the first time since the 1970s. The Driskill Grill is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (4 p.m. Sunday) through August 30, serving a menu of breakfast items like migas and ...

Jorge Garcia, formerly of Japanese restaurant Morimoto Waikiki in Honolulu, joins Chinatown Westlake.

New executive sushi chef and happy hour at Chinatown Westlake

The new Chinatown Westlake (2712 Bee Cave Rd.) has hired Jorge Garcia, formerly of Japanese restaurant Morimoto Waikiki in Honolulu, to serve as the restaurant’s executive sushi chef. In conjunction with his hire, the restaurant has introduced a happy hour that runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Drink ...

Josh Watkins, executive chef at the Carillon.

Chef Josh Watkins out at the Carillon

The Carillon confirms that executive chef Josh Watkins is no longer in the kitchen at the fine dining restaurant at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus. We’ll have more details as they become available, but the restaurant says the staff that was working ...

A selection of salsas at Taqueria El Califa in Mexico City.

The magic of Mexico City

How integral is food to Mexico City’s culture? My taxi driver from the airport offered me a plate of her chicken tinga tacos. From a covered platter she kept inside her cab. She didn’t try to sell them to me. She wanted to give them to me, to welcome me ...

Events: Fourth of July pickled-egg eating contest

What’s more American than competitive eating? East Austin bar Haymaker hosts a habanero pickled-egg eating contest on the Fourth of July to raise money for Little Artist Big Artist, a program that guides children through conception and creation of art. The pickled-egg eating contest starts at 4:30 p.m. on July ...

Judson V. Sutherland

Update: J. Black's responds to news that one of its board of directors was arrested in sex trafficking sweep

Update: A representative for J. Black's responded to the news with the following comment: We are shocked and dismayed by the recent allegations regarding Judson Sutherland and will obviously cooperate fully with any law enforcement agency investigation.  J. Black's and its employees do not support or condone any of the ...

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