— Barbecue pitmaster John Lewis shared his favorite places to eat in Texas, which includes El Primo and the chili dog buffet at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon.
— Speaking of Ginny’s, country singer Dale Watson, who helped found Little Longhorn Saloon's famed chicken shit bingo, left the dive bar and then started his own rendition of the poultry-focused game over at C-Boy's Heart & Soul, aided with the bar's original owner Ginny Kalmbach. Current owner Terry Gaona isn't happy about this.
— Salt & Time's Ben Runkle shared his Austin picks with Andrew Zimmern's website, which includes his recommended taco trailer crawl: El Primo (again), Pueblo Viejo, and Bomb Tacos.
— It seems like Alamo Drafthouse Village will be undergoing some renovations. The movie theater is also reopening the taco window at the Ritz location just for SXSW time, until Saturday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
You've got some long SXSW nights ahead, so we're happy to say that THE RITZ TACO WINDOW IS BACK! 3/11-3/19, 6pm-3am. pic.twitter.com/jL1wgkfT3h— Alamo Austin (@drafthouse) March 11, 2016
— Italic adds on brunch starting on Sunday, March 20.
— Buzzfeed named Via 313 as one of the country’s best pizzerias.
— A few Austin chefs shared their go-to quick home meals, The Peached Tortilla's Eric Silverstein adds onto leftover fried rice, and other Austin chefs shared their go-to tricks.
— Yes, there is something called The Manual Awards (emphasis on that second syllable). On the Austin list, Foreign & Domestic landed as best restaurant, with Half Step as best bar and Cenote for best coffee shop.