— PGA golfer and former UT and Jordan Spieth
picked did not pick Salt Lick BBQ for this year's Champions Dinner during the Masters, as it turns out. He told the Golf Channel: "I said I’d love to do some Texas barbecue. So [Augusta National] kind of go out and search for a way to make it based on popular places." Micklethwait Craft Meats and Romanouskas Delicatessen are both closed this week, until Sunday, March 27, because the barbecue trailer is serving at the World Golf Championship in Austin.
— Lucky food truck Shawarma Point got to serve ’90s rock band Third Eye Blind during SXSW.
— Dallas artist Jon Flaming paints stills of Texas' barbecue restaurants, including Franklin Barbecue. His paintings will be shown in a gallery later this year in his home city called Meat - A Visual Narrative of Texas BBQ Joints, Steakhouses and Burger Drive-Ins.
— The full Plaza Saltillo redevelopment, headed by Endeavor which overlooks the Domain’s Rock Rose, has been approved by Capital Metro. The project will include a lot of space dedicated to retail such as restaurants. Construction is pegged to begin next year.
— KEYE reports that 15% to 20% of Austin's food trucks aren't passing inspections from the Travis County Health and Human Services. Of the 97 which were checked in March, 15 had to temporarily shutter due to issues.