— Wine and Swine released its full food lineup, with a New Orleans bent. This includes Aaron Franklin’s gumbo, San Antonio’s Cookhouse chef Pieter Sypesteyn’s whole pig inside an entire alligator, very fresh bread from Easy Tiger’s David Norman, cocktails from Arnaud’s French 75’s Chris Hannah, fried king cake ice cream from Fluff Bake Bar, and much more. It takes place on Sunday, November 20.
— Now that actor and UT Austin alum Trevante Rhodes, who stars in the film Moonlight, lives in Los Angeles, he really misses Tex Mex and kolaches, especially from Juan in a Million and Kolache Factory.
— Texas wine get some love from Conde Nast Traveler. The publication highlights the wineries' focus on embracing the strange terrain to grow true Lone Star wine.
— Foreign & Domestic’s brunch launch is being pushed back to Sunday, November 27. Menu teases include biscuits and gravy, bacon, pastries, and micheladas.
— With Thanksgiving approaching soon, Austin chefs dished on their favorite edible parts of the holiday. Odd Duck's Mark Buley is a fan of leftovers, Vox Table's joe Anguiano likes turducken roulade, and Visconti's executive pastry chef Andrew Lewis goes large with the pumpkin piecaken.
— While first-time festival Sound on Sound had to temporarily shut down yesterday because to impending storms, lucky riders of one of the official shuttles were treated to free beer courtesy of a fellow passenger while it was parked at Walmart.
— West 6th Street bars and restaurants are forming a business association to help unite the area’s spots, including the longtime Hoffbrau Steakhouse, Hut’s Hamburgers, and newcomers Parlor & Yard (which took over Arro’s address) and Green Light Social.
— Tales of the Cocktail was impressed with Bufalina’s choice of check holders: vintage paperbacks.
— Food + City's finalists for the challenge prize include pre-made bento box company Bento + Picnic, cricket flour-based snack company Crickers, and others.
— Love Whataburger so much, you want to pretend you’re drinking fountain soda from the Texas fast food chain all the time? There is now a tumbler resembling the orange and white cups.
— Lucky Robot executive chef Jay Huang placed as one of the three American finalists in New Zealand’s International Ora King Awards, with his smoked version of the fish.