The best restaurant in Austin is the Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro, according to the Statesmen newspaper

Fresh off his appearance in the new season of Somebody Feed Phil this week, Statesman food critic Matthew Odam published his annual restaurant guide where he ranks the best restaurants in Austin. Number one is the Italian restaurant Mueller The Oca d’Orobecause co-owners Chef Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman lawyer for the restaurant community through a non-profit organization Good job Austin as well as their efforts to feed the city, and, of course, food. The rest of the list includes the butcher shop and the New Texan restaurant Dai Due (2), New American Wine Restaurant Birdie’s (3, where Odam filmed his Somebody Feed Phil segment), Mexican restaurant Sure (4), Mexican restaurant Nixta Taqueria (5), Neapolitan pizzeria and wine restaurant Bufalina due (6), neo-Texan restaurant Black (7), Caribbean restaurant canje (8), Barbeque Restaurant Interstellar BBQ (9), New Texan tasting menu restaurant barley pork (10, and so on to the American steakhouse Bartlett’s at 27 years old.

Where Austin City Limits Music Festival artists ate in Austin

Oh yes, Austin City Limits Music Festival Time means the big singers/musicians/bands hang out in town, which means they’ll have to eat. Country music star Kacey Musgraves shared about herself instagram stories that she dined at the imported Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago Abaand she also went to the honky tonk bar in East Austin White horse (which is actually where she filmed a music video before) and got tacos from Bomb Tacos. Rapper Lil Nas X dined at the Westlake location of the fast food chain Raising Canes and apparently went to downtown LGBTQ bar Highland Lounge. Michelle Zauner of alternative pop band Japanese Breakfast received a delivery bagels and cream cheese and kimchi from the Farmer’s Market Stand / Sunset Valley Restaurant Fermentable Casper.

Barbeque restaurant fire

East Austin BBQ Restaurant Sam’s BBQ caught fire this week on the morning of Wednesday 19 October. Austin Fire Department tweeted that it was a “cooking fire contained in the exhaust system”. The restaurant had to close temporarily, but KXAN reported which it reopened on Thursday.

Closure of the restaurant

Round Rock Restaurant Greenhouse artisan food closed since October 16, as reported by Community impact. Owner Rob Snow open the restaurant in 2013. His food truck at the Black Sparrow Music Parlor in Taylor, Texas will remain open.

Austin Chain Extensions

Mini Austin Ice Cream Chain Licking honest ice cream, which just turned 11, opens this week in College Station. The 175 Century Square Drive, Suite 11 boutique opened on October 19. This is its seventh location in Texas.

Culinary Grant Applications

The Texas Food & Wine Alliance is now accepting applications for its annual Culinary Grant, beginning October 1. The nonprofit aims to award $111,500 in grants to cooks, bakers, food producers, etc., etc., who are looking to get started in projects. and businesses. The deadline is Sunday, October 23, with winners announced on January 21, 2023.

Austin Area Event Tracker

Focused around the fantasy of F1, Fairmont Hotel the Garrison restaurant offers a special multi-night tasting menu with Italian chef Alfonso Caputo of the one-star Michelin restaurant Captain’s Tavern. Meals are $225 per person with an additional $125 for drink pairings. It is available from Thursday October 20 to Monday October 24. Reservations must be made online.

Southeast Austin Brewery Independence Brewing Co. throws a birthday party for his 18th birthday this weekend. It will take on a state fair format, with fried foods, carnival games, prizes and 18 new beers. It takes place on Saturday, October 22 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hill Country Brewery jester king is hosting its annual Funk n’ Sour Fest again next week. The event features food from Austin-area restaurants paired with liquor from breweries/distilleries/etc. This includes Uchiko with ABGB, Justine with American Solera and others. It takes place on Tuesday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $140.

In the context of a biscuit factory Little Olafor his first birthday, he is holding a contest where the winner can get a free cookie or cookie sandwich every day for a year. Participants will have to do some actions on social networks in October and the winner will be chosen on Monday, October 31.

Brand new multi-day music and food festival Lucktoberfestwhich was to take place over ten days from the end of October to the beginning of November, had to reduce its events due to “uncertainty in the touring market”, as reported by the Chronicle. This means that many of the food-focused days, including Oktoberfest, Luck Night Market with Asian American and Pacific Island food companies, and Halloween no longer take place. Instead, there will be three days of concerts.

Aaron Franklin et al Food and Music Festival Pass Hot luck Next year are on sale now at a discount. The Whole Enchilada pass provides access to most food events, concerts, and more. It’s $450 for adults, $150 for kids 13-20, $75 for kids 12 and under, and $900 for families of two adults and two kids. The festival runs over Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28.

Austin Food Association Expands

Announcement of the Austin Chapter of the Austin Chapter of the Dames d’Escoffier its new members this month. These include Ashley Fric of Colleen’s Kitchen, Becky Atkins of Summer Revival Wine Co., Julie Myrtille, Patricia Bedford of Suga’s Cakery and many more.

cafe openings

The Arboretum Renaissance Austin Hotel recently renovated a large portion of its North Austin property in early October. This includes a new cafe, Choza, located in the atrium, serving coffee, breakfast tacos and pastries in the morning, as well as tequila cocktails, margaritas, other alcoholic beverages and tacos. The evening. The hotel also plans to add an outdoor pergola to its on-site restaurant, the Knotty Deck & Bar, later this fall.

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