— Former Texas senator Wendy Davis is a big fan of Whataburger and Jo’s Coffee, but does not approve of chili with beans ("You cannot call yourself a true Texan if you eat your chili with beans.") and pumpkin beer/coffee.
— Jess Pryles spent an early morning with Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick while he prepared barbecue for the restaurant's lunch service for the day.
— Austin Monthly took a look at classic Austin restaurants’ old menus, including Matt’s El Rancho and Magnolia Cafe’s first iteration Omelettry West.
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— Voodoo Doughnut commemorated the beginning of Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend with a special doughnut.
— Newly-opened Juniper is adding happy hour with a special separate menu, including a wagyu ribeye cap skewer, chicken liver, and the popular dinner item puffy potatoes. It will last from 4 to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.
— Austin chefs shared what their children like to eat and what they make for their school lunches. Shawn Cirkiel’s sons are fans of jamón and Duke’s mayonnaise. Heido Garbo sometimes makes his son a lobster roll for lunch.
— Live Oak Brewing’s canned Hefeweizen is now a reality.
— Antonio James was charged with criminal mischief and public intoxication after he damaged the Jack in the Box on North Lamar and attempted to fight with people last Monday.