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Whataburger’s Wonder Woman Beef, Austin Mayor on Taco Trucks, and More A.M. Intel

The latest six restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— Whataburger isn't too happy over the new logo for Wonder Woman, which looks similar to the burger chain’s orange and white letter. In a statement, Whataburger said that DC Comics (which owns Wonder Woman) filed for trademark applications which could extend into food and drink.

Kids BBQ Championship contestant Carter Hull (who happens to be 12 years old) served up his barbecue sauce during a middle school lunch last week. His sauce, CarterQue, will be used in all Austin public schools.

— Austin mayor Steve Adler put in his two cents about the supposed threat over "tacos on every corner" during a political dinner over the weekend, calling taco trucks are "the very ambassadors of community, of justice, and of guacamole" and urged people to "fight enemies of taco trucks" with "tortillas, cheese, and chorizo."

— Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ pitmaster Miguel Vidal shared his cooking intention with the Texas Beef Council: thinking of his family.

Statesman writer Addie Broyles dug into what it really means to locally source in Austin, from what defines true local, the costs of doing so, delivery versus actually going to the farmers markets. Turns out Chipotle on Congress Avenue sources straight from Richardson Farms.

— Dai Due is now accepting applications for its rootshare program, where diners can get special perks ($2,500 gift card, classes, special events) for a one-time $2,000 membership fee. Only 25 people will be accepted.


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ [Relocated]

7612 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 363-8520 Visit Website