— Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League picked out his favorite snacks for personal delivery service Favor, which will be delivered for $3 through Sunday, February 26, as an Oscar-themed special. This includes items from Lucy's Fried Chicken and Fresa's Chicken al Carbon. League also shared his restaurant picks for an Oscars viewing party (barbecue from La Barbecue, Freedmen's, Terry Black's Barbecue, or Micklethwait Craft Meats), Indian Biryani Pot, Lucy's Fried Chicken, and Old Thousand.
— Ramen Tatsu-ya and Kemuri's Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto shared their Austin story, starting with opening one of Austin's first known noodle shops highlighting what they call “Texas ramen,” to their recent izakaya Kemuri, melding Japanese and Texas influences.
— Austin Food and Wine Alliance's flame-focused food event, Live Fire, is coming back in a new location this year. It takes place at Camp Mabry (the Texas Military Forces' headquarters) on Thursday, April 6. The chef lineup includes Aaron Franklin, Rene Ortiz, Michael Fojtasek, Reina Morris, Dallas chef John Tesar, and first-timer Lakana Trubiana from Dee Dee. The $85 tickets are now on sale.
— Now St. Elmo Brewing isn't the only place to try the brewery's beers. The Carl was added to the Draughthouse's tap lineup this week.
— South Congress Hotel's room service, straight from its restaurant Cafe No Se, was highlighted by the New York Times recently.