— People really love barbecue: Aaron Franklin’s Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto made Publishers Weekly's list of the ten best selling cookbooks of last year.
— UT's first season of selling beer and wine during Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium games did very, very well for the university. Sales were over $1.8 million, as reported by the Houston Chronicle, with Miller Lite topping that list.
— General Mills bought Austin-based Epic Provisions this week, makers of protein-heavy snack bars, snacks, and jerky. The company will remain in Texas.