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One thing you need to know about Texans is not to get in between them and their smoked meats. Lucky for Austinites, some of the best barbecue in the world can be found right here in Central Texas.

And there are a lot of places to try out, whether you're a longtime resident, newcomer or just a barbecue fan. To get your barbecue journey started, here are some of Austin's favorite places to get their grub.

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Austin's food scene is like a phoenix rising from the ashes as restaurants expand and grow after a grueling year in the service industry.

From pop-ups going permanent to local expansions, here are some developments in Austin food.

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Uchiko is one of a few places around town you can pick up a dessert special for mom. (Uchiko/Instagram)

News flash: Mother's Day is this Sunday. Don't worry if you forgot, these Austin businesses have you covered on the last-minute gifts front. These specials are so nice, mom won't even know you waited until the day before to celebrate her.

Here are a few places that are celebrating moms this year.

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Listen up, new Austinites. Austin loves its food and rightly so—it certainly has its own brand of vittles. The cuisine scene is leveling-up and diversifying day-by-day, though Austin has long been a hub for excellent grub.

Whether you just moved here, are just visiting or have lived here your whole life, here are some food options that you must try to get a feel for Austin's unique gastronomy.

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