— Lines for Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar’s umami burger (where the patty was blended with oyster mushrooms) were really long during Austin Food & Wine Festival, so the northwest restaurant decided to offer the dish on its menu for a limited time. Boiler Nine Bar + Grill is offering its own take, too, with a lamb and cremini chorizo burger. It’s part of the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, available now through the end of July.
— The barbecue bill, which nixes scale inspections and visibility requirements, was passed by Governor Greg Abbott yesterday. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller must not be happy.
— Uncle Billy’s Brewery is teaming up with returning Celis Brewery to up its beer production in the north Austin facility. Celis doesn’t have an opening date just yet.
— Austin's giant surf park, which reopened for the season in May, is still planning on opening that brewery, NLand Brewing Co., in the fall.
— Comfort food trailer Hot Mess is expanding with a second food truck, Hot Mess Italian, as part of Infinite Monkey Theorem’s grounds.
— Thai mini-chain Madam Mam's is now open in its new location on the Drag.
— Money Inc. is excited about Fareground, Austin's first proper food fall.