— Marco Gutierrez, the Latinos for Trump founder, warned of "taco trucks on every corner," if Republican nominee Donald Trump's immigration changes aren't implemented. Since when are taco trucks not a good thing?
— Former Olamaie chef Grae Nonas dropped more details on his upcoming seafood-centric restaurant Aya to Edible Austin:
[...] a lively, fish-focused eatery with a choose-your-own-adventure vibe to accommodate hardcore foodies as easily as folks just there for the tiki drinks. It will eschew the usual nautical nonsense and Cape Cod pretension of so many seafood joints, though. Instead of pirate kitsch on the walls, "it’ll be the kind of place where pirates would actually hang out," says Nonas
— Seems like residents of Milwaukee often accidentally book reservations for Austin's Odd Duck instead of the local restaurant of the same name in Wisconsin. It even received a resume intended for Bryce Gilmore’s restaurant. Both restaurants are aware of the name confusion, and have learned how to deal with the mix-ups.
— Brisket can be healthy, according to Texas A&M.
— New York Times discovers that you can eat and drink on Burnet Road, recommending Barley Swine, Lick Honest Ice Creams, Peached Tortilla, and Monkey Nest Coffee. Plus, the publication threw in a furniture store for some reason.
— Kimpton hotels and restaurants faced a massive credit card breach, which includes guests at Hotel Van Zandt from February to July, and diners at Geraldine's in February.
— Blue Bell's latest trick is camouflage ice cream with pistachio almond, chocolate, and cream cheese flavors.
— Angers, France is celebrating its sister city Austin with an entire week dedicated to the capital of Texas from September 12 to 18. Lenoir’s Todd Duplechan, Justine’s Casey Wilcox, Baton Creole’s Linzy Moran, and La Condesa’s Rick Lopez are heading to the French city to partner with local cooks for lunches and dinners. (Austin has its own Angers Day in November.)
— Forbes examines the cooperative model (where workers own and manage the business) with Black Star Co-op, where 3,500 people all share ownership and membership of the brewpub.
— Fermentation is the word for Jason White, who has helped restaurants like Emmer & Rye and Uchiko explore the scientific food process.
— KVUE gets into the barbecue road trip game, hitting up Snow's BBQ, Milt's Pitt BBQ in Kyle, Stiles Switch, and the recently popular Brotherton Barbecue.
— Feel like you're in former state senator Wendy Davis' kitchen while she made penne with vodka cream sauce.
— Manana's housemade juice program is now available in the cafe, with flavors like orange juice, green, and more.