— El Chilito’s third location on 6425 Burnet Road opened this week on Sunday, April 10. Look out for a grand opening pig roast on Thursday, May 5. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The fourth spot on Manchaca Road is on track to open later this year.
— In development news, plans for an apartment building on Congress and 8th Street would include a restaurant, bar, and music venue. Then, blueprints for a sprawling development out by the airport would feature plenty of restaurants, a movie theater, and hotels.
— Next up in Texas Monthly's Austin Food & Wine Festival series is celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality Aarón Sánchez. He calls Austin "the center of the culinary scene in Texas," and reveals that he and John Besh are considering opening a restaurant in the state. He's also looking forward to meals at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ, Uchi, and Peached Tortilla.
— The Ranch is being called out for allegedly illegally playing music without the right licenses, according to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
— It's nothing but grains still for Emmer & Rye's Kevin Fink, who spoke to Vogue about the heritage varieties.
— Austin is one of the country’s best burger cities, according to Conde Nast Traveler, which highlighted Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Wholly Cow Burgers, and Swift's Attic.
— Motorcycle Cruiser gorged on Texas barbecue, including stops at Louie Mueller Barbecue, Kreuz Market, and Black's Barbecue.
— Driftwood, Texas was nominated as one of USA Today's best "small town food scenes," citing The Salt Lick, Rolling in Thyme and Dough, and wineries.