A Texas Seafood Boil Restaurant With Lots of Crabs Opens in Austin
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
19h ago
The seafood boil at the Boiling Crab. | The Boiling Crab Plus, an Austin doughnut shop seems to have closed, and more news Texas-based seafood chain the Boiling Crab is opening a location in Austin this year. It’s found in the Linc at 6406 North I-35, Suite 2375. And it opened on Monday, February 19. Boiling Crab’s menu is seafood with a Louisianan-Cajun bent. People are able to pick their choice(s) of seafood, such as Dungeness crab, blue crab, lobster, and clams; which are then steamed or boiled; and then they can add sauces and spice levels such as lemon-pepper. There are also fried seafood ..read more
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Where to Eat and Drink on the East Side of Austin
Eater Austin
by Erin Russell
6d ago
Tacos at Suerte. | Suerte/Facebook Find Caribbean roti, tacos, fantastic sushi, and booze Austin’s East Side has seen continued to see a surge in bars and restaurants in the past couple of years, causing the area to become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The highly walkable neighborhood is densely packed with food and drink hotspots, making it a dream for those who love to hop around from place to place. Let’s talk about drinks. Shangri-La is a popular dive bar, offering cheap drinks. Feeling fancy? Whisler’s has craft cocktails with ample patio space to spread out. Beer a ..read more
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East Austin Vegan Bar Can No Longer Afford to Be Fully Vegan
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
A vegan sandwich from Sunny’s. | Sunny’s Backyard/Facebook Sunny’s Backyard closed its vegan food truck, but it’ll host not-fully-vegan food trucks and pop-ups An East Austin vegan bar closed down its food truck this month, making the business no longer vegan. Sunny’s Backyard shuttered its namesake food truck in the Govalle neighborhood at 3526 East Seventh Street on Sunday, February 11. Sunny’s food truck had to close because “it was simply losing money,” as co-owner Merritt Vaugh writes to Eater. “It had been for years, but we borrowed and borrowed and held on hope that it would turn the co ..read more
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Austin Chinese Restaurant Gets Into the Take-Home Noodle Kit Game
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by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
The sesame chile noodles from Hungry Tiger. | Hungry Tiger Lotus Chinese is selling sesame chile noodle packs through Hungry Tiger Austin Chinese American restaurant Lotus Chinese expanded with a whole new company dedicated to selling noodle kits. Hungry Tiger opened with pickups from Lotus’s address in the Domain Northside of 11501 Rock Rose, Suite 152 as of February 1. Hungry Tiger’s sole noodle kit option currently is the sesame chile noodles. The package comes with fresh noodles, house-made chile oil, a sesame peanut topping, sweet soy sauce, and sesame sauces. There’s a notecard explainin ..read more
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Los Angeles Japanese Restaurant Opens First Texas Location in Austin
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
The hanabi dishes at Sushi Roku. | Richard Casteel/Courtesy of Innovative Dining Group Sushi Roku is opening in downtown Austin with sushi, whiskys, and skewers Los Angeles-based Japanese restaurant chain Sushi Roku’s opening its first Texas location in Austin this year. The new restaurant will be found in downtown Austin at 405 Colorado Street, Suite 100 starting on Friday, February 16. Sushi Roku’s menu features new-school sushi and izakaya items. Think classic sushi, nigiri, and sashimi, as well as the restaurant’s hanabi, where crispy rice is topped with either spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail ..read more
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A New Farmers Market Stand Shares Hawaiian Doughnuts With the Austin Area
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
Masaladas from Wiki-licious North ATX. | Wiki-licious North ATX Wiki-licious North ATX is serving up masaladas in Round Rock A bakery chain boasting of Hawaiian doughnuts malasadas came to Austin this year in the form of a farmers market stand this year. Wiki-licious North ATX opened at the Round Rock Farmers Market at 201 University Oaks Boulevard as of January 6. The star of Wiki-licious’s menu is the malasada — fried, yeast-based, eggy, fluffy doughnuts with Portuguese and Hawaiian roots that are rolls in sugar and oftentimes filled with custards and jams. The Round Rock farmers market’s me ..read more
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Very Fun Austin Asian Cocktail Pop-Up Returns With a Lunar New Year Event
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by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
A cocktail from one of Daijoubu’s pop-ups in 2022. | Daijoubu/Facebook Plus, a bunch of new food trucks have opened or relocated in the city, and more news Austin’s really fun Asian cocktail pop-up Daijoubu comes back to Austin with a Lunar New Year event later this month. The Year of the Blue Dragon dinner is a collaboration between Daijoubu’s Sharon Yeung and Caer Maiko and chef Jo Chan of French restaurant Bureau de Poste. There will be a four-course meal with dishes like roasted duck, dumplings with shrimp and scallops, noodles,and desserts, paired alongside scotch cocktails made with John ..read more
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Longtime Austin Burger Joint Is Saved From Proposed Rail Line Project for Now
Eater Austin
by Taylor Tobin
1w ago
Dirty Martin’s. | Dirty Martin’s Dirty Martin’s is staying put on Guadalupe Street after Project Connect changes its plans Austin’s not-great infrastructure doesn’t match the rate of its expanding population — congested highways, poor public transportation, nonexistent sidewalks. In an attempt to address these issues, city officials have been working on projects to better these systems to create a livable, more viable metropolis. This includes the proposed light rail plan, Project Connect. However, some members of the community have pointed out that progress could come at a high cost — specifi ..read more
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A Duo of Acclaimed Chefs Is Opening a Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Austin
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
1w ago
A dish from Mexta. | Mexta Chefs Jonatan Gómez Luna Torres and Mikel Alonso are opening Mexta Restaurant on Congress and Sixth Two highly acclaimed Mexican chefs are opening a new restaurant in downtown Austin this year. Mexta Restaurant will open at 106 East Sixth Street, Suite 110 — taking over the former Simi Estiatorio space — sometime this year. Mexta’s website describes the menu as higher-end Mexican fusion cuisine with Austin takes. Behind the restaurant are the two of the three co-founders of the Culinary Institute by Southwest University in El Paso, Texas: Jonatan Gómez Luna Torres an ..read more
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‘Top Chef’s Milwaukee Season Includes Two Austin Chefs
Eater Austin
by Nadia Chaudhury
2w ago
Chefs Amanda Turner and Kévin D’Andrea. | Stephanie Diani/Bravo Olamaie’s Amanda Turner and FoliePop’s Kévin D’Andrea are competing in the cooking reality series this year The Top Chef lineup for season 21 is here, and there’s not one but two Austin chefs on the list. Chef Amanda Turner of downtown Southern restaurant Olamaie and chef and owner Kévin D’Andrea of desserts shop FoliePops will compete in the cooking reality series, which will premiere on Wednesday, March 20. Turner joined Olamaie as the chef de cuisine in 2021. Before that, she had worked in various Austin restaurants such as Jun ..read more
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