— There are What-A-Burgers in Virginia and North and South Carolina, not to be confused with the Texas chain Whataburger.
— Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni is a big fan of barbecue, Olamaie, and Foreign & Domestic:
When in Austin hard to stray from BBQ. But do so 4 @OlamaieAustin & get mushroom app (wow). Ask 4 biscuits, not on menu but bucket-list good— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) October 1, 2015
— CNN took a look at the correlation between beef and climate change with a visit to Snow’s BBQ and a ranch where some of the meat comes from. Columnist John D. Sutter explicitly described the brisket as "easily was one of the most food-orgasm-y things I've tasted."
— Intimate cafe Flat Track Coffee launched a Kickstarter to raise money for new equipment and more space.
— Live Oak Brewing’s Oktoberfest was dubbed the winner of the last crowler in trophy form during yesterday’s beer battle at Cuvee Coffee.
— Approaching Rainey Street restaurant Emmer & Rye hired its general manager yesterday, Chris Dufau. He previously was a general manager and sommelier at Jeffrey’s and Zoot Restaurant.
— With more and more restaurants opening in Austin, construction jobs have increased in the city.