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— With the last ice cream social around the corner for South Congress Hotel and truck Stephen F. Frostin’, the hotel’s pastry chef Amanda Rockman is teaming up with Emmer & Rye’s Tavel Bristol-Joseph. Here’s a scoop on the menu (spoiler: grains play a big part):

  • Create Your Own Sundae, topped with whipped cream, boozy chocolate sauce, salted caramel, spiced pecans, bran granola, and honeycomb
  • Ice Cream Sandwich, made with Blue Barley and chestnut chocolate cookies, cocoa bean ice cream, and salted caramel
  • Raspados, created with peach leaf ice cream, guava lemon verbena whey ice, and fruit compote
  • White Sonoran Tres Leches Cake, toasted grain ice cream, whipped cream and salted caramel

Everything will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28.

— Young Austinite Sydnie Jaye Meyers competed in Food Network's latest cooking show, Star Kids, and was kicked off in the premiere. The nine-year-old is a fan of Sap's, Maru, Panera, and Maggiano's for special occasions.

— Downtown hot spots Small Victory and The Townsend are up for Playboy's best bars of the year, the former for its precise take on everything booze-related, and the latter for for its meld of cocktails, food, and music. Voting is open to the public until August 31.

— Since Franklin Barbecue trekked to Sweden to teach barbecue skills, Daniel Vaughn hung out with host Holy Smoke BBQ, which aims to bring smoked meats, done Texas-style, to the country.

— After a car crashed into a power pole on Anderson Lane yesterday, Hopdoddy Burger Bar was closed because of electricity loss.

— Olamaie is on vacation until Monday, August 29, so you’ll have to wait for those biscuits.

Texas Monthly critic Patricia Sharpe offered her favorite restaurants to American Express magazine Departures. This runs from Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ as her barbecue pick, East Side King Thai Kun at Whisler's, Barley Swine, and others. There is also a members-only profile on Larry McGuire.

— Juan in a Million, known for its massive Don Juan taco, donated $10,000 to nonprofit SSP Learning Center, which was raised during a charity golf tournament.

South Congress Hotel

1603 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 920-6405 Visit Website

Olamaie

1610 San Antonio Street, , TX 78701 (512) 474-2796 Visit Website

Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

2438 Anderson Ln. A, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 467-2337 Visit Website

The Townsend [CLOSED]

718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 887-8778

Juan in a Million

2300 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 472-3872 Visit Website

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