— Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma explored the Texas barbecue scene for The Bitter Southerner, highlighting Louie Mueller Barbecue, Snow’s BBQ, Franklin Barbecue, and others.
— According to Bloomberg Business’ piece about tech companies’ SXSW spending, one startup paid people to wait in Franklin Barbecue’s line for other conference attendees, which isn’t necessarily approved.
— Many downtown bars and venues received citations or were shut down this past week during SXSW because of violations like overcrowding. This includes Banger's, Clive Bar, and White Horse.
— Iron Works BBQ was the setting of a CNN Money segment during SXSW about a customer service review app
— Food + City helpfully mapped out interior Mexican restaurant El Naranjo's food sources for its pork skewer with pumpkin seed green pipian.
— Paper Magazine discovered what the rest of Austin already knew: Topo Chico is great.
— Broken Spoke made it to Southern Living's list of the best dance halls in the region.
— The secret to Freedmen's pulled pork is fish sauce. Cow Tipping Creamery also uses the condiment for its coconut curds.