— Pflugerville's Brotherton Barbecue held a pop-up at the Growler Bar on Wednesday, and lines were very, very long with wait times stretching to nearly three hours. The barbecue spot, which is a catering company for now with a forthcoming food trailer, is run by pitmaster John Brotherton, of now-shuttered Curly's Carolina, TX. The next one is scheduled for Friday, August 26.
— Minor changes are coming to Freedmen's, like a movable roof for the beer garden and adding a commissary kitchen.
— Texan-turned-New Yorker Liz Solomon is trying to bring breakfast tacos to the East Coast city with her catering/delivery company King David Tacos, with comparisons made with Veracruz All Natural and Tacodeli.
— Still in burger mode, Texas Monthly conducted a blind taste test of five fast food burgers. Whataburger was ranked first.
— Chris Marsh, who used to own Mean Eyed Cat before he sold it, now runs a rentable movable bar called Hello Trouble Hall.
— The County Line filed a lawsuit against Houston-based barbecue chain Waller County Line because of the similar name.
— A wine incubator is coming to the Hill Country.
— Owners of Bento Picnic, a meal kit delivery service, decided to not become acquired by Farmhouse Delivery.