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Iconic Hyde Park coffee shop finally blasts into South Austin, plus more food news

Hyde Park coffee shop blasts into South Austin, plus more food news

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Quack's is finally opening its long awaited South Austin location. Quack's 43rd Street Bakery/Facebook

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After more than two years of anticipation, Quack’s Bakery is finally opening Captain Quackenbush’s Coffeehouse at 5326 Manchaca Rd. in November. In addition to serving coffee and signature baked goods, the concept will also operate as a music venue serving local craft beer and a curated selection of wine, notes a release.

The Domain’s bustling dessert scene got another sweet addition with the opening of Coffee + Crisp on October 8. The concept has been operating as a food truck since March and serves a wide variety of caffeinated beverages with house-made syrups, Rice Krispie treats, and an assortment of light fare. The grand opening on October 15 features a Champagne toast and plenty of photo opportunities for budding influencers.

After originally aiming for an August opening, bicycle shop and cafe The Meteor finally wheeled into town October 4. The concept has an eclectic menu with Roman-style pizza, toasts, pastries, a large selection of natural wine, and prosecco on tap.

Java Dive Organic Cafe in Bee Cave is launching a regular pop-up series focused on global cuisine. Cooking instructor and private chef Daniele Panella kicks things off with a four-course “Taste of Italy” at 7 pm on October 26. Tickets are $85 and available here.

Speaking of traveling chefs, Stiles Switch BBQ’s pitmaster Lance Kilpatrick will be driving to The Switch in Dripping Springs for a one-day-only dinner service from 6-9 pm on October 18. For $75, guests can enjoy a dinner for two featuring a giant smoked tomahawk ribeye, two fully loaded baked potatoes, and two side salads. Those with a huge appetite can preregister here.

Gibson Street Bar is getting into the spirit of Halloween by transforming its space into a Nightmare on Gibson Street. The spooky promotion, running throughout October, features eery decor, dry ice punch bowls, themed cocktails, and more.

From sneakers to pillows, Texans have an insatiable hunger for Whataburger merch. Now Texas jeweler James Avery is taking advantage of the hunger with a new Whataburger charm. Shaped like an order of fries, the trinket can be purchased for $82 at select Dillard’s stores and James Avery boutiques.

Luby’s may be known for its senior customer base, but it is now taking advantage of the millennial craze for delivery. On October 14, the iconic Lone Star chain announced it is now offering delivery from 90 outposts of the cafeteria and cousin concept Fuddruckers through a partnership with Favor. To celebrate, the delivery fee will be waived and customers receive a bonus free cookie until October 18.