— Sonya Cote gets the Texas Monthly treatment in anticipation of her Austin Food & Wine Festival appearances later this month. Along with wanting to open a third restaurant, she also talked about her take on the often-asked question of being a female chef, her fermentation and smoked meat obsessions, and what's lacking in Austin’s dining scene (Asian, African, and Indian cuisines).
— Uchiko goes through approximately 400 pounds of brussels sprouts every week.
— Austin bartenders and owners told Austin Way what their favorite spring cocktails are this season. King Bee's Billy Hankey likes to pair mezcal and rose. Justin Lavenue at Roosevelt Room enjoys low ABV drinks, and Jessica Sanders (Drink.Well, Backbeat) always loves a martini. Rob Pate of Peche and Isla goes for a negroni because "[i]t's angry and bitter, just like me."
— Torchy’s Tacos’ breakfast tacos aren’t as popular as owner and founder Mike Rypka would like ‘em to be.
— Blue Cat Cafe now provides catered events at the space.