— The sixth annual Quesoff is just around the corner, and the teams are announced. Cheesy dips from previous winners the Cream Team, Strange Goo, and Brisket and Bagels will be featured, including ones from restaurant contenders like Frank, Mighty Bird, Verts, Micklethwait Craft Meats, and more. A longer list runs below. There will be around 30 competing quesos. The judges this year include Addie Broyles from the Statesman, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop owner John Antonelli, and others. Teams can still enter to compete by shooting an email to email@example.com. Everything takes place on Saturday, August 20 at Mohawk, and entry is free with two canned good donations for the Central Texas Food Bank.
— Actress Sofia Vergara and husband/actor Joe Manganiello popped around Austin this weekend, hitting up Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, Terry Black’s Barbecue, got disappointing shaved ice somewhere, and other spots.
— Someone vandalized El Super Taco's truck on East Oltorf.
— Jester King Brewery is brewing up beer using smoked honey from Stiles Switch BBQ, to be available in the coming weeks.
— Draft Magazine's list of best bar chains in the country include Ginger Man and Flying Saucer, which both have Austin locations.
— Bloomberg thinks Jester King Brewery’s Le Petit Prince is a perfect session beer.
— Mental Floss picked Patika as the best coffee shop in Texas
— For another guide to Austin, Town & Country recommends Elizabeth Street Cafe, Emmer & Rye, Franklin Barbecue, Half Step, Geraldine’s, and others for food, drinks, and music.
Some of the Quesoff Competitors
- The Cream Team
- Strange Goo
- Mighty Bird
- Kesos Taco House
- Micklethwait Craft Meats
- Pelon's Tex-Mex
- Jack Allen's Kitchen
- The Flying Saucer
- Taco Cabana
- Posse East