— Last Stand Brewing teamed up with hospitality group FBR Management to brew up a beer inspired by tacos al pastor. The resulting Ale Pastor is made with Simcoe hops. It’s available
only today starting today in a limited quantity at FBR’s bars (Mean Eyed Cat, Gibson Street Bar, Star Bar, Rattle Inn, Lavaca Street Bar, The Wheel, and Lala’s), with some of the proceeds going towards prostate cancer research.
— The nearly 20-year-old Cafe Josie is looking to add cocktails to its menu. It applied for a liquor license, which means drinks will start pouring sometime this month. The restaurant already serves beer and wine.
— Southeast Asian fusion restaurant Peached Tortilla is getting into the ramen game starting this week. Thursday nights will be dedicated to the noodle soup. The first one is a chicken shoyu ramen.
— Singer Kelly Clarkson shared her love for Uchi over the weekend, calling out the hamachi cure and pinot noir.
— See Snow’s BBQ pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz work the pits with new photos on Texas Monthly.
— Downtown modern Chinese spot Wu Chow turns one this month, so it’s spotlighting a weekly rotating dish made with a local farm’s produce and donating all of those sales to farm charities. This week until November 12th, it’s the dry fried green beans using vegetables from J&B Farms, followed by others until December 3. The restaurant is also giving away a year of free soup dumplings through an Instagram contest.
— The Roosevelt Room nabbed a spot on Food & Wine's list of the best bars in the country, describing its cocktails as "impressive, with a touch of whimsy."
— Lunchtime food trucks were introduced to Bastrop public schools, serving Chicago hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches.