— Whataburger introduced its latest concoction: the coffee shake. The frozen drink, with Colombian coffee, is only available for a limited time, found in all locations.
— USA Today put together what it thought Austin's "trademark tastes" are, which means Juan in a Million, Franklin Barbecue/Salt Lick BBQ/Lamberts, and some new(er)comers like Emmer & Rye and June’s All Day, and other various, seemingly randomly-picked options.
— The Junior League of Austin is focusing on female chefs for its next party. Austin Entertains aims to bring female chefs, like Alma Alcocer-Thomas and Amanda Rockman, together for a tasting and drinking party on Thursday, May 4. Before the showcase, the organization will hold a macaron bake-off with some of the city’s best pastry chefs. Tickets to the grand tasting are $120, with the macaron competition for $50.
— The Brewer's Table put together some tips on how to cook with beer (one of the forthcoming restaurant's major focuses), including thinking about its components. The team cooked up a collaborative dinner with Brooklyn Brewery in New York last month.
— Trade magazine QSR ranked the country's next biggest startup food companies, which includes Hopdoddy Burger Bar in the tier 2 category ("on the cusp of greatness"), and both Chi'lantro and Tarka Indian Kitchen within tier 3 (“the pieces are all there”).