— Aaron Franklin’s favorite barbecue (other than his own, presumably) is Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ. He hit up the old location at Star Bar with Food & Wine before it moved down to its new permanent spot on Brodie Lane.
— Someone(s) is trolling Franklins [sic] Barbecue into moving to Houston.
— Taco loving Fun Fun Fun Fest is now looking for food vendors for the music festival on November 6 through 8. The deadline for applications is September 3.
— Whataburger, which recently (and brilliantly) weighed in on the whole Drake and Meek Mill feud, remembered the good old days when One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles stopped by the beloved Texas fast food chain.
#TBT When @Harry_Styles ate at Whataburger #WelcomeBackToTexas1D pic.twitter.com/5XqHO8Sv4I— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) August 6, 2015
— NPR spoke to Odd Duck manager Jason James about yaupon tea, which the restaurant serves instead of black tea.
— The Food Lab at UT is now Food + City. The research center will still explore food issues in the city, state, and beyond.
— Check out the interior of the old GM Steakhouse in a still from Austinite Richard Linklater’s Slacker. The image was posted by Also Starring Austin, a Twitter account dedicated to Austin films.
The @AustinChronicle editor @sxsw co-founder Louis Black at GM Steakhouse (now @CounterCafeATX) in SLACKER pic.twitter.com/lwxtbSaqIr— Also Starring Austin (@StarringAustin) August 6, 2015