— Texas Monthly's big burger cover story includes a bunch of Austin picks, like cheeseburgers from Central Standard, Texas French Bread, and regular options from Chicon, Clark's Oyster Bar, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Second Bar + Kitchen.
— If only: barbecue-loving Justice Don Willett offered his pick if the country ever appointed a Pitmaster General of the country: Aaron Franklin.
— Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio will speak at this year's SXSW Eco in the fall.
— Dai Due's summer vacation is taking place from Monday, August 1 through Monday, August 8.
— In more burger news, Business Insider and Foursquare ranked Hopdoddy with the country’s best burger.
— More summer break news: Three Little Pigs is already on vacation, reopening on Thursday, July 28.
— Camille Styles spent some time on an al fresco date with Justine's Brasserie's executive chef Taylor Chambers and his wife Valerie Wolf.
— KVUE featured Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ as one of the literal hottest jobs in Austin, and vegan ice cream shop Sweet Ritual, as the city's coldest.
— JuiceLand's bottles are now available at Tacodeli.
— There was a dog commercial filmed in Italic this week.