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Artful transformation of Austin park tops this week's most popular stories

<i>Editor's note: Details about an artful addition to</i> <i>Pease Park</i> <i>and the future of beloved Hudson's on the Bend</i> <i>lead this round of top stories. Here are</i> …

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Google’s Location History feature is tracking more than we thought

Smartphones have revolutionized the way in which we travel, but getting you from point A to point B is only part of a whole range of location services Google provides. <i>Quartz</i> recently dug into the ways in which a specific part of Android’s location features, Location History, is tracking users—and …

Stunning Austin restaurant space gets new life with this dining news

Editor's note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the what's what and who's who of Austin food. But we have you covered with our roundup …

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Jan. 26-27, 2018

Happy Thursday, Austin! A wonderful weekend of live, local music awaits those hungry for something to hear, so let’s jump right into it. This …

Callie Speer’s Restaurant Holy Roller Was the “Perfect Accident”

Callie Speer didn’t know what would happen when she set out to open her downtown brunch-obsessed punk rock diner restaurant <b>Holy Roller</b>. The Eater Austin chef of the year wasn’t sure what to think at all, but it all worked out in the end.<p>“It was totally accidental,” Speer said of her Rio Grande …

Best Austin Restaurants Party, and More of Austin's Top Food Events

Welcome to Eater Austin’s events roundup of the best upcoming local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, pop-ups, dinners, fundraisers, and more. Updated once a week, this is your one-stop-shop for Austin and beyond events worthy of your time and stomach. For even more things to do in …

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Statesman Wonders if ATX Cocina’s “Modern Mexican” Cuisine Is Necessary

<i>Statesman</i> critic Matthew Odam had a great deal of faith in Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso’s ability to concept a restaurant –– until he went to downtown Mexican spot <b>ATX Cocina</b>. While he notes the build of the restaurant is “undeniably modern,” he’s unsure of its goal to “elevate” Mexican cuisine …

Dallas lands starring role on list of top film-friendly cities in U.S.

Dallas is ready for its close-up. MovieMaker, a leading resource on the art and business of making movies, has ranked the city as the No. 13 best …

Austin Chef Amanda Rockman Triumphed Over Bobby Flay

<b>Amanda Rockman</b>, the corporate executive pastry chef of New Waterloo, beat <b>Bobby Flay</b> on the latest episode of his Food Network show <i>Beat Bobby Flay</i>, which aired earlier on Wednesday evening. In Peeling Away, she bested Flay with her tiramisu, which happens to be served at Cafe No Se on South Congress.<p>…

Watch for backups as major construction starts on I-35 in North Austin

KVUE -- Be prepared for more backups on I-35. The Texas Department of Transportation broke ground January 24 on major construction that will span …

Urban Design

Actor Taylor Kitsch Indulged in Gluten-Free Pizza in Austin

— In light of television show <i>Waco</i>, <i>GQ</i> hung out with actor and star Taylor Kitsch in Austin, where he ordered gluten-free pizza and beer, perhaps from ABGB or Pinthouse Pizza?<p>— Celebrity chef and <i>Top Chef</i> judge Tom Colicchio named his two favorite restaurants in Austin: Foreign & Domestic and Barley …

Original Austin coffee shop brews new restaurant in Dripping Springs

One door closes, four other doors open. At least that's the case for Austin Java, which closed its long-running Parkway location on October 31 of …

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Chi’lantro Is Taking Over Via 313’s Post on East 6th Street

Detroit-style pizza trailer <b>Via 313</b> is leaving its original home on East 6th Street in front of <b>Violet Crown</b>. This means there will be a food truck hole on East 6th Street starting in February. Never fear: Korean-Mexican fusion spot <b>Chi’lantro</b> is filling that space with its second permanent food truck …

Austin’s H Mart Finally Has an Opening Date

Massive Korean supermarket chain <b>H Mart</b> finally set the opening date for its Austin store: Thursday, <b>February 15</b>. The <b>11301 Lakeline Boulevard</b> grocery store comes armed with its first-ever food hall <b>Market Eatery</b>, which will feature two new food stalls from lauded San Francisco chef <b>Deuki Hong</b>.<p>Hong, who …

Rodeo Austin unveils superstar 2018 concert lineup

Rodeo Austin has revealed its full 2018 ProRodeo and concert lineup, and, true to the style of the annual event, it includes superstars from an array …

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New York Gelato Popsicle Shop Comes to Austin

New York-based gelato popsicle chain <b>Popbar</b> is <b>opening</b> its first Austin store on <b>West 3rd Street</b> sometime in <b>late January</b>, though there is no exact opening date as of yet.<p><b>Update, January 26:</b> Popbar is now open.<p>Popbar’s gelato popsicle menu spans over 40 flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut to …

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Affordable Dallas neighborhood has it all, real estate experts say

Prospective homebuyers in search of a neighborhood that "has it all" should look no further than Dallas' Cadillac Heights. That's according to …

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Austin

“Where should I eat?” is an oft-asked question, especially in a city like Austin where there are so many damn dining options. To help solve that particular dilemma, Eater editors will offer up their weekly recommendations. These picks will include reliable old spots, hot new restaurants, places …

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Anticipated Asian food hall and supermarket sets Austin opening date

The wait is finally over. H-Mart, the wildly popular Asian supermarket chain, has finally set an opening date of February 15 for the first Austin …

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New York’s Korean Ice Cream Sensation Is Coming to Texas

<b>Noona’s Ice Cream</b>, the New York-based Korean ice cream company, is coming to <b>Texas</b>. The packaged pints will be found in all locations of <b>Central Market</b> starting in <b>February</b>. This includes the North Lamar and Westgate locations of the supermarket in Austin.<p>Noona’s will offer four different pint …

Austin parkland out of play for potential Major League Soccer stadium

What a difference a week makes. On January 19, CultureMap reported that Butler Shores remained the preferred site for a potential Major League Soccer …

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Hot Chicken Trailer Tumble 22 Is Opening a New Restaurant

<b>Tumble 22</b>, the hot chicken trailer from Salty Sow chef Harold Marmulstein, is opening a brick and mortar restaurant in Crestview, as reported by <i>Community Impact</i>. It’ll take over Twisted Root Burger Co.'s old address on Burnet Road. The new restaurant should open in early 2018.<p><b>Update, January 17,</b> …

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This custom Barton Creek residence is ideally suited for entertaining

8616 Calera Dr. Austin, TX 78735 Neighborhood: Barton Creek Style: Mediterranean Square footage: 6,421 Beds: 4 Baths: 5 full, 1 partial Price: …

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Fried chicken truck spreads wings with new Crestview brick-and-mortar

The weather may still be arctic, but Austin's fried chicken scene is red-hot. On January 17, Tumble 22 Hot Chicken announced it is expanding from the …

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Austin designer's new athleisure line follows pattern of success

Austin designer Katie Kime is stretching into the world of active wear. Known for using bold prints in both her interior design and fashion lines, …

Clothing

4 New Austin Food Trucks: Vegan Burgers and Filipino Dishes

<i>EAST RIVERSIDE</i> — <b>Plow Burger</b> is open at Buzz Mill Coffee,serving vegan-friendly burgers, shakes, and fries. Gluten-free buns are also available.<p><i>EAST SEVENTH</i> — Vintage Heart Coffee has a new neighbor: <b>Conundrums.</b> The food truck focuses on breakfast foods without any pork, like breakfast bowls with …

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Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

A magical theater production, an iconic fringe festival, and Banger's first foodie event of the year top the best things to do in Austin this …

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