5 Lunchtime Links: Obama and Seinfeld chat over coffee


1. Obama appears with Jerry Seinfeld on season opener of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

President Barack Obama took a break from his busy schedule to share a cup of coffee with Jerry Seinfeld on the comedian’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” After picking Obama up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. the two took a spin in a 1963 Corvette Stingray with the intention of the leaving the White House grounds and grabbing a cup of coffee. They were immediately thwarted by security who said that was not a possibility. Returning to the White House, the two talk about a shared lack of anonymity, favorite presidents and, well, cars.

2. Quentin Tarantino surprises Alamo Ritz audience.

One audience got a little more than expected when they attended the 7 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse screening of “The Hateful Eight” at the theater’s downtown Ritz location last night. And we’re not just talking excessive amounts of onscreen violence. Instead, the crowd got a surprise visit from the man behind the excessive amounts of onscreen violence. Director Quentin Tarantino attended the screening, held at the only theater in Austin equipped to run the movie in its preferred 70mm format, and participated in an audience Q&A following the showing.

3. LCD Soundsystem to reunite for Coachella. Map-Google-Search-20151

North American’s favorite scum is back. New York electropop group LCD Soundsystem has announced they will reunite to play Coachella. The group released their last album and played their final tour five years ago before disbanding. The festival, which takes place during two weekends in April, will also feature a reunion of Guns N’ Roses.

4. What did Texans Google more than any other state’s residents?

Did you Google the thing most Googled by Texans this year? Let’s make this easier: Are you as interested in Miranda Lambert’s divorce as everyone else?

5. Where to eat tonight for New Year’s Eve.

What better way to start off a new year than with a delicious meal? If you’re still looking for something to do tonight, consider dining out at one of these top-notch Austin restaurants. Meals run anywhere from $50 to $150 and many include beverage pairings. Pop over to blues club Antone’s new location afterwards for its highly anticipated soft opening.

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