food and drink
- San Marcos favorite Industry Burger opens "mid-October" on E. 5th, featuring "low key healthy" Texas fare.
- Still Austin Whiskey Co. introduces "The Artist," its new rye whiskey.
- Domain NORTHSIDE favorites Bakery Lorraine, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Jeni's Ice Cream and Sprinkles released their fall flavors.
- Cinnaholic at The Arboretum opens Friday, October 14, serving "create your own" cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats.
- San Francisco's Marufuku Ramen opens next Wednesday, October 12, in the Mueller District.
- Carpenter Hotel announces its popup food truck, Lil Carpenter, open Fri-Sun both ACL weekends, serving what you want, early to late, coffee to donuts, to dogs/burgers/fries/beer.
The triple-degree heat in Austin has passed and fall is in full swing. Between visits to pumpkin patches and hayrides, get your energy up with hearty meals and decadent treats. These are just a few limited-time food and drink options to take in the changing of the seasons.
TLC and Love Culture Kombucha
It wouldn't be fall without pumpkin spice. TLC made a twist on the pumpkin spiced latte by adding rum. The dairy-free Pumpkin Spiked Latte has Flor de Caña 7-Year Rum, Flor de Caña Spresso, oat milk, house-made nitro cold brew, and pumpkin spice for $5.
Another route for your pumpkin spice fix is Love Culture Kombucha. One of their vendors, Brentwood Social House, highlighted the pumpkin spice flavored kombucha, made with organic pumpkin, cane sugar and teas.
Revelry on the Boulevard
This North Lamar restaurant has introduced new dishes going into fall like jambalaya pasta made with crawfish, andouille sausage, étouffée, fettuccini, and jumbo grilled shrimp. There’s also the ribeye, marinated with pineapple sweet chili and served with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Other new dishes include crispy fried chicken, baja tequila tacos, ahi tuna salad, and more.
Texas Farmers' Market
Check out Lakeline on Saturdays and Mueller on Sundays for fresh produce like butternut squash, persimmon, pumpkin and pears. This month also features the Austin Fermentation Festival Silent Auction where people can bid on chef dinners, wine tastings, fermented items, gift baskets and more. In addition to a booth with auction items, the festivities also featured a kimchi demo this past weekend with F-stop Kitchen. The annual silent auction uses its proceeds to benefit the Ag Producer Support Fund, which then offers financial assistance to farmers and ranchers.
This Cherry Lime Cider launched at the start of the month, and from Austin Eastciders says it's an unparalleled balance of sweetness and acidity. The blend includes cider apples sourced from Europe, dessert apples from the Pacific Northwest, cherries from Washington State and limes from Mexico. Catch this cider on draft at their Barton Springs location, in a six-pack or a variety 12 pack at stores.
After a James Beard award, chef-owner of East Austin's Nixta Taqueria Edgar Rico has now made the Time100 Next list, which highlights emerging leaders. The restaurant has kept the momentum going with starters like masa fried peppers, cornbread and sikil p'aak, a pumpkin seed dip with seasonal crudités and masa black sesame cracker.
It's almost your last chance to try the Japanese traveling kitchen. The Dallas-based pop-up came to the capital city for a limited run last month to sell their sandwiches inspired by those sold at convenience stores in Japan. But Austinites couldn't get enough, so Sandoitchi made an extension at sushi restaurant Mikado Ryotei in North Austin where they're offering a la carte items this week.
Zucchini Kill Bakery
Fresh off celebrating five years of vegan and gluten-free baked goods, Zucchini Kill is carrying on with special treats for October. In recent weeks, the shop has baked cupcakes like their pumpkin scream cheeze and considered re-introducing Punk N Spice brownies. If the goods offered lately are an indication of what to expect, we're in for some sweet offerings when the Halloween menu launches next week.
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What's new in Austin food & drink this week:
- Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
- Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
- Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
- Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
- Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
- Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
- The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
- Local startup It's Skinny scored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
- P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.