— In honor of Hopdoddy’s sixth birthday on Thursday, October 13, mayor Steve Adler declared the day as Hopdoddy Burger Bar Day.
— Torchy's Tacos' beginnings were slow, according to founder and owner Michael Rypka during a conversation with Austin Business Journal. He's thinking about expanding into Nashville, Phoenix, and Washington D.C.
— The ABGB won a whole bunch of awards from this year’s Great American Beer Festival, winning as the best large brewpub of the year, and receiving a gold for its German-style pilsener and bronze for its Munich-style Helles. Other Austin breweries won bronze medals: Adelbert's Brewery for Flyin' Monks and and Independence Brewing Co. for Redbud with cucumber.
— As part of KUT's spotlight on the changing face of Chicon and 12th streets, the radio station hung out with Sam's BBQ, the longtime barbecue joint known for its slogan: "You don't need no teeth to eat my beef." People have offered to buy the property, but owner Brian Mays (who also happened to pop up in movies) always refuses. KUT also reported back in 2011 that Sam's temporarily shut down because it sold stolen HEB meat.
— Queso fans can now buy pre-packaged queso from Kerbey Lane at Whole Foods, both the original version and the vegan one.
— Lick Honest Ice Creams co-founder Anthony Sobotik shared his love of ice cream and his go-to Austin spots (Tacodeli, Sway, Odd Duck) with cooking goods store Kettle & Brine