ZOMG HOLIDAY BBQ — Salt Lick’s present to barbecue fans is the pit-version of the holiday yule log, complete with cooking smoked meats. [EaterWire]
CAFFEINE NATION — Cuvee Coffee owner Mike McKim isn’t a fan of of the four-pack cans of cold brew from Stumptown Coffee Roasters (recently acquired by Peet’s Coffee & Tea). It looks similar to Cuvee’s Black & Blue cans.
EAST SEVENTH — LaV’s lead sommelier Rania Zayatt was picked as an alternate for Austin Keeper’s Collection’s Somms Under Fire competition for 2016. If one of the three current finalists, she will take that sommelier’s place in January. Zayatt works under director of wine Nick Barb at LaV. [EaterWire]