— Statesman critic Matthew Odam collected the city's best banh mi shops, ranging from trailer Saigon Le Vendeur, the still good Tam Deli (despite new owners), to the fancier Elizabeth Street Cafe, along with a bunch of pho spots (Pho Please, Pho What).
— Former Chronicle food editor Virginia Wood is back in the hospital due to health problems, and the Austin food community is raising money for her medical funds.
— That beer bill, HB 3287, which would require Texas breweries to sell its hoppy drinks to distributors and then buy it back from those companies for some strange reason in order to sell the drinks for on-site taproom consumption, passed through the Senate's business and commerce committee. Next up, the entire Senate will have to vote on the bill.
— Looks like a grocery store is coming to the center of downtown Austin, but the company isn’t known at this point.
— Dolce Neve created a mint chocolate chip frozen sweet using the herb from Zilker Elementary's Jabo's Garden. Proceeds from the sales of the limited gelato flavor will go towards the school's garden. It’s available starting today, Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28.
— GQ explained why it's worth stepping outside of the tacos and barbecue circles when visiting Austin, since there are amazing spots for ramen, sushi, and pizza.