Food and Drink

Your favorite Austin snacks

El Milagro chips for sale at Wheatsville Co-op
El Milagro chips for sale at Wheatsville Food Co-op. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

We recently asked Axios readers for Austin snacks that travel well.

What you're saying: You guys had a lot of great suggestions...

Kenyan eatery in Austin wows

Food options from Kibanda
Food from The Kibanda — ng'ombe, top left, with collard greens and chapati; in foil, the rolex; and smoked sausage, bottom. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Craving something different, we recently tried The Kibanda, a new Kenyan eatery operating out of GhostLine Kitchens, which is basically a stylish commissary deluxe off East Ben White Boulevard in Southeast Austin.

  • There's no table service at GhostLine — instead you order at a window, or online, and your food is presented at a pick-up window.

Poke Bay, Kung Fu Tea to close after UT purchase

A line stretches outside Poke Bay and Kung Fu Tea near the University of Texas campus. Photo: Nicole Cobler/Axios

Dozens of customers wrapped around the building that houses Poke Bay and Kung Fu Tea over the lunch hour Wednesday as a viral video about the University of Texas' purchase of the land near campus gained traction among residents and students.

Driving the news: The TikTok video created by Angelica Song, daughter of Poke Bay owner Paul Song, spurred outrage among students and motivated an onslaught of customers, alarmed to hear that the business would close in just a few weeks.

Asher Price
May 11, 2022 - News

Musician Devin Brown's very best Austin day

A portrait of Devin Brown
Devin Brown, aka Deezie Brown. Photo: Justin Cook/@cookcamera via Why & How.

We caught up recently with Austin hip-hop artist Devin Brown, who just released the single "Malice at the Palace."

Details: The love song, a mash-up about basketball, car-racing and fashion — and the tension between imagination and reality — is told from the perspective of Deezie, Brown's alter ego, a peculiarly shy recording artist and Formula 1 driver.

3 happy hour specials in Austin, including $3 cocktails

Wine and cheese at Uncle Nicky's in Austin, TX
Photo: Consumable Content, courtesy of Uncle Nicky's ATX

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal?

Here are a few weekly happy hour specials available in ATX:

Mother's Day reservations surge beyond 2019 levels

Photo: Dave Creaney/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

New data from the online reservation platform OpenTable shows that Mother's Day reservations in Austin have surged beyond pre-pandemic levels, a 108% increase compared to those made in 2019.

Why it matters: The restaurant industry was hit hard by the pandemic as businesses were forced to shutter in 2020 and later returned to limited capacity.

Pecan Square Café now open in Clarksville

A mezcal margarita sits in the sunlight on a table
Order a "Spring Mezcal Daisy," shown here. Photo: Sami Sparber/Axios

A stylish new concept from prominent Austin restaurant group McGuire Moorman Lambert opened last month in Clarksville, offering a menu of seasonal plates and vibrant cocktails.

The big picture: New eateries are cropping up across the city faster than we can count, and this is one you'll want on your list to impress your pals.

Trendy chophouse opens on South Congress

Maie Day opened its South Congress doors Sunday. Photo: Mackenzie Kelley Smith

Maie Day opened its doors Sunday, offering a menu of steakhouse items with a trendy twist at the former Central Standard site on South Congress.

The big picture: The restaurant is a concept from two Austin companies: New Waterloo and MaiB Hospitality. Michael Fojtasek, founder and executive chef of MaieB Hospitality, serves as Maie Day's executive chef.

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