— Hopdoddy was deemed as Austin’s best burger according to a survey collected by Zagat. The local burger chain was followed by Jacoby’s and then eight other burgers.
— Austin blogger Lauren Modery frustratingly discovered one would-be bar/restaurant owner’s take on development in Austin’s east side.
— Cuvee Coffee owner Mike McKim will begin meetings with TABC after the agency took away what it called the illegal crowler machine in July.
— Geraldine pastry chef Callie Speer will be competing in a Christmas-themed episode of Cake Wars, airing on the Food Network on Monday, November 9.
— Salt & Time was included in Gestalten’s book about the new meat movement, Crafted Meat.
— Fun Fun Fun Fest staffers shared the story of how, during the 2011 festival, Misfits singer Glenn Danzig really needed a French onion soup, which wasn’t easy to find then, and a Wendy’s chicken sandwich, before he would perform. Later, another staffer got him hot dogs from Frank because catering was closed and he was really hungry.
— Orange is the New Black actress and comedian Lea DeLaria recently dined at Guero’s Taco Bar during her short stay in Austin.
— The potential new courthouse in downtown Austin, which could have included a restaurant, is a no-go after yesterday’s election.
— According to the Huffington Post, Austin’s most innovative chefs are a bunch of restaurant chefs, including Stella San Jac’s Michael Cerrie and Corner’s Jennifer Etzkin, along with Andrew Curren and James Robert from Fixe.