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Posted: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

Jon Favreau filming 'Chef' in Austin today 

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Celebrity photos, May 2013
Slaven Vlasic
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Actor/director Jon Favreau attends 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

By Matthew Odam

“Swingers” writer and “Iron Man 2” director John Favreau has brought his production of “Chef” to Austin. The multi-hyphenate’s new film follows a chef who quits his job and chases his dream as a food truck operator. The shoot has already rolled through New Orleans, with the fictional food truck  El Jefe Cubanos in tow. Traveling with Favreau is chef Roy Choi, the man behind L.A. food truck Kogi BBQ.

Favreau shot at Franklin Barbecue earlier today and is headed to Guero’s, we’re told. Statesman reporter Gary Dinges also says there are rumors that “Chef” star Scarlett Johansson has been spotted around town.

For a pic of Favreau, Choi and Aaron Franklin, click this link on the filmmaker’s WhoSay account.

Matthew Odam

About 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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