— The Austin Independent School District added a roaming food truck, Nacho Average Food Truck, servicing high schools within the region. It dishes out internationally-inspired burgers, like one with pineapple chutney, and another with tzatziki sauce. It was made possible by the Life Time Foundation, which offered the school district a grant of $600,000. The first food truck set up shop at Anderson High School in the fall of 2015.
— Whole Foods is donating 5% of its net sales from its Austin-area stores to the Austin Food and Wine Alliance and the Sustainable Food Center, only for today, March 29. Participants can also enter to win a basket put together with products from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's grant winners, like Texas Cider Keeper, Srsly Chocolate, and Confituras.
— Salt & Time’s Bryan Butler is competing in Beef Loving Texans' best butcher of the state regional match. The San Antonio (including Austin) competition takes place on Saturday, April 1.
— Austin Food and Wine Festival's grand tasting vendor lineup is here.The pavilion will include Barbecue Wife, High Brew, Forthright, Skull and Cakebones, and booze from places like Cat Tequila, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Amador, and more. The food event takes place on Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30.
— In April, Blue Dahlia’s West Lake location is giving away free desserts to high school students who bring in their college acceptance letters.