— Barbecue trailer LeRoy and Lewis is partnering with French-Louisiana-inspired cafe Epicerie for a very rich, one-off brunch on Saturday, October 28. It’ll span grits and brisket, pork belly kolache, to hot chicken thighs and eggs. All dishes are available a la carte in the restaurant from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
— Downtown Southern restaurant Olamaie is donating proceeds from Napa and Sonoma wines towards fire disaster relief efforts in California, in light of the continuing fires ravaging the California area.
— South Austin brewery St. Elmo Brewing Company teamed up with on-site Asian trailer Soursop for a new beer made with soursop fruit puree, the Chef. To celebrate, Soursop is offering a jerk chicken dish as a beer pairing.
— Motor venue Circuit of the Americas is backing nonprofit Common Threads in presenting culinary educational programs to the Del Valle Independent School District. Circuit of Americas is also hosting the Austin leg of Common Threads’ traveling dinner series, the Chef Takeover. Former chef to Oprah Winfrey and cookbook author Art Smith will cook up at the Driskill Hotel on Friday, October 20.
— One of the winning flavors for Lay’s potato chip flavor contest, the crispy taco, came from a women out in San Antonio, Ellen Sarem. She also won one million dollars for her winning suggestion.