— Sonya Cote has launched Cote Catering, bringing her farm-to-plate dining experience to private events like weddings and parties, along with event planning and floral services. Cote also operates a dinner-party series, The Homegrown Revival, and owns two restaurants, Hillside Farmacy and Eden East.
— Susana Querejazu, pastry chef for Barley Swine and Odd Duck, shares her Top Ten things in life with Chefsfeed. Yes, there is queso.
— Lots of people are into queso and all things Tex Mex right now, based on Chuy's booming business. The Austin Business Journal reports that the Austin-based, Elvis-loving chain saw a 3.2-percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings in 2015, which garnered a net profit of $3 million. In other news, you can buy stock in Chuy's.
— Austin Way magazine asked eight local chefs what they love to cook at home. These folks, including Nicholas Yanes of Juniper, Abby Yates of No Va, and Martin Wilda of Sway, love themselves some pork and veal.