—Tecolote Farm took a major hit during the storms as well, which caused $130,000 worth of damages to the property.
— Live Oak Brewing was forced to close this week after those storms, which knocked out the brewery’s power.
— Barbecue editors Daniel Vaughn (of Texas Monthly) and Robert Moss (of Southern Living) picked out the very best barbecue joints of every state. Vaughn conceded the Texas choice to Moss, who went for Louie Mueller Barbecue, where he described the beef ribs "as intensely flavorful as any other Central Texas meat market."
— Taco journalist Mando Rayo already shared his idea that tacos should become the official dish of Texas, instead of chili. In that vein, he started a petition, which he’ll bring over to who he describes as a “taco-friendly Texas state senator.” The goal is to reach 1,000 signatures, and there are already over 500.
— Of course there was a Franklin Barbecue-related sign during the Austin Marathon this weekend. It read: "Run! like you're trying to be first in line at Franklin Barbecue."
— Kyoten Sushiko isn't opening for lunch this week because of menu changes.