— Food & Wine checked in on Texas’ current barbecue scene, taking a closer look at places that offered different dishes from the average Central Texas barbecue joint, like Valentina Tex Mex BBQ's carnitas and Micklethwait Craft Meats' Frito pie with brisket to newer ones like LeRoy & Lewis and the smoked meats of Kemuri Tatsu-ya.
— As part of the Statesman's Immigrant Heritage Month series, the publication highlighted Ayman Attar Bashi and Raya Thanoon, the Iraqi couple of Baiti Food, a popular catering company which has served big gigs for Dropbox and Apple.
— Aaron Franklin talked barbecue beginnings, how he figured out how to make brisket on his own, and how people who wait in the line for Franklin Barbecue really want to be here.
— Time Out Austin hosted its first bar award winners, which consisted of mostly established Austin spots, from Roosevelt Room as bar of the year to Vino Vino for best wine bar. Backbeat was named best new bar.
— Actor Kirsten Dunst shared her love for Alamo Drafthouse with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. She enjoys fried pickles with ranch and a cocktail during screenings.
— New York Times sang its heart out at Ego's karaoke.