— Vice Munchies examined why it seems like Texans aren't cuckoo over In-N-Out’s presence in the state. Texas Monthly food editor Pat Sharpe sang her praises of Whataburger's satisfying burger and how it compares to In-N-Out's, which just doesn't have the "there there."
— Statesman writer Addie Broyles found out exactly how Austinites could pay off Austin Independent School District students' overdue lunch bills. People took it to heart, wiping out all lunch debt with over $10,000 in donations.
— Brewery and restaurant the Brewer's Table is now hiring a general manager. It's still aiming to open in the summer.
— Bars and restaurants in Hays County, which includes Dripping Springs, Driftwood, San Marcos, Kyle, and Wimberley, will be able to sell beer, wine, and cocktails beyond midnight. The new cut-off time is 2 a.m.
— Downtown hotel W is bringing back its rain-only happy hour at the Living Room, where discounted drinks and food will be available whenever it rains in Austin, before 2 a.m. that is.
— Saveur discovered that New York doesn't really have kolaches (while there is Brooklyn Kolache Co.) and dug around the Czech pastry's Texas roots, including its savory sibling klobasnek.
— Sour beer experts Blue Owl Brewing is teaming up with Texas Keeper Cidery for a collaborative cider, Curiouser. It’s made with Empire apples that go through Blue’s sour mashing process. The new cider will be released with two parties, one on Friday, April 21 at Blue Owl Brewery on East Cesar Chavez, and another on Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at Texas Keeper Cidery in Manchaca.
— Real Ale Brewing is getting into liquors with its new distillery. Real Spirits now produces whiskey and gin, available with bottles and cocktails at the brewery's taproom.