— Pitchfork Pretty was named the grand champions during yesterday's Wine & Swine festival. It served New Orleans-inspired pig chili-gumbo dubbed "chumbo." The East Cesar Chavez restaurant received $1,000 from the Austin Food and Wine Alliance.
— A Burger King restaurant near Anderson Mill caught on fire on Saturday evening, as reported by Statesman. The fire started in the deep fryer, and spread to the kitchen, as the Austin Fire Department tweeted. No one was hurt, but the restaurant was closed that day.
— Airport restaurant company Paradies Lagardère is partnering with eateries across the country to hand out free meals to active and inactive military service members during Thanksgiving weekend. In Austin, Second Bar and Kitchen’s airport location, Ruta Maya Coffee, and Thundercloud Subs are participating. It is available from Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26.
— HEB is hosting its Feast of Sharing dinner again this year. The supermarket offerings free meals to the community, along with live musical performances, nonprofits offering services, and free flu shots. The meal will include sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, gravy, pies, and dinner rolls. It takes place on Tuesday, November 21 at the Palmer Events Center
— San Marcos' food truck court, The Hitch, is closing next month, since the last truck, sandwich/noodle spot Wanderlust, is leaving for Austin.