— Eater 38 restaurant Apis is getting rid of its signature tasting menu, for now as it focuses on opening Pizzeria Sorellina, coming soon, as well as expanding the farm. The last day to take advantage of the epic tasting menu (lasting for over 20 courses) will be on Friday, October 14. There are plans to bring it back next year as a traveling version throughout the different Apis spaces.
— In bringing Austin to Washington D.C. with South by South Lawn (the East Coast version of SXSW), there were vegetarian tacos, but no barbecue.
— Picnik, the paleo food truck, is now serving alcohol at its relatively recent brick and mortar on Burnet Road. This means wine, beer, and cider, which are all gluten-free. The restaurant is also offering quick and easy breakfast tacos and chorizo frittatas to go.
— Still need to register to vote and hungry for a sandwich? All Thundercloud Subs locations will offer voter registration on Tuesday, October 11, which happens to be the cut-off date to register before the presidential election in November.
— Applications are now being accepted for Austin Food and Wine Alliance’s grants. All together, $25,000 will be distributed to chosen culinary and community ventures. The deadline is Tuesday, November 1.
— For food writer Mike Sutter’s first San Antonio Express piece, he took on Torchy’s Tacos, highlighting its positive aspects (specific tacos, street corn) and negative ones (lack of handmade tortillas).
— Bloomberg Businessweek named June’s as Austin’s best spot for a power lunch, because of its day-long menu and wine selection courtesy of master sommelier June Rodil.
— Music-focused Fuse ranked and judged ACL's food options, naming Salt Lick's brisket nachos as the best, with Micklethwait Craft Meat's brisket sandwich as number two.