— Texas’ favorite burger chain Whataburger celebrated its 66th birthday this week.
— Daniel, Vaughn, Texas Monthly's barbecue editor, wrote a tribute to the authentic barbecue places, and what it really entails. He went on to say,
That’s why a true barbecue joint is more than a restaurant that serves barbecue; it is an establishment that should be cherished.
— As a lead-up to announcing the ten best new restaurants of the year from its list of 50, Bon Appetit is highlighting the best dishes across the country, including Emmer & Rye's white sonoran scarpinocc named as one of the best pasta dishes.
— Alejandro Duran, the former co-owner and chef of Spanish tapas restaurant Malagas, passed away this week in California.
— Yes, Burger King created the Whopperrito, a Tex-Mex hybrid abomination of the signature burger within a burrito, available at all locations of the chain starting on Monday, August 15.