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Come meet the author of a simply scrumptious new read by Melanie Haupt. Her new book, “Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine Through the Generations,” is an Austin foodie’s dream, featuring everything from Franklin Barbecue to Scholz’ Beer Garten, including stories about the evolution of restaurant culture and the history of iconic Austin joints. With vintage shots and new photography by Dena Childs, it’s also a visual feast.

Haupt will be doing a series of meet-and-greets at several Austin locations, so you won’t want to miss meeting the expert of culinary culture for Texas’s Capital City on these dates:

Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. @ BookPeople |603 North Lamar, Austin, TX(Refreshments provided)

Tuesday, December 10 from 6-8 p.m. @ Barnes & Noble Arboretum |10000 Research Blvd. #158, Austin

Sunday, December 15, time TBD @ Austin Public Library |800 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

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