— LA Weekly highlights Texas food found in Los Angeles, from breakfast tacos at Home State, to Morning Boys’ kolaches, to a whole lot of barbecue from places like Horse Thief BBQ.
— Catherine Stiles, the person behind Bloody Mary mix Barbecue Wife and the spouse of Shane Stiles (the owner of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew), started her own interview series where she speaks to other barbecue wives. Her first conversation was with Mallory Robbins, the co-owner of Evie Mae's Barbecue, and the second with Stacy Franklin of Franklin Barbecue.
— Emmer & Rye’s Henbit and Contigo will preview bites from its impending spots in the downtown food hall Fareground during the White Linen Night block party on Saturday, August 5. Other participating restaurants include Numero 28, Bonneville, desserts from Backspace, and others. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on 2nd Street. General admission tickets are $50, VIP access is $75, and the event benefits the Austin Food and Wine Alliance. Fareground is set to open in early fall.
— Bakers Natalie and Dave Sideserf are the team behind Sideserf Cake Studio, known for its baked sculptures (think Willie Nelson's head) and the stars of Food Network show Texas Cake House. The duo is looking to open a bar and bakery in Central Austin.
— For the month of July, Lick Honest Ice Creams is embarking on Cones for a Cause again. The frozen sweets shop will donate ice cream to various children's hospitals in the city, and all of the money raised from the month’s events will go towards Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. The three Lick locations are also accepting donations, and on Sunday, July 16, it will donate 7 percent of its day’s total revenue to Ronald McDonald House as well.
— The Brewer’s Table, the wood-fired restaurant and brewery coming to Govalle, is hosting another pop-up with Lazarus Brewing on Monday, July 24. It’ll preview its new beer The Gose, brewed with Himalayan pink sea salt, lemongrass, and basil, as well as bites like street corn, black bean falafel, nopales ceviche, and roasted pineapple. There is a $10 donation for the event, which will go towards Urban Roots.
— Second Bar + Kitchen executive chef and co-owner David Bull shared his favorite Austin restaurants, which include Mi Madre's for Tex-Mex, Kebabalicious for a late night bite, and Berry Austin’s frozen yogurt, among others.
— Green Pastures’ restaurant Mattie’s now offers happy hour, which includes discounted bites like grilled pimento cheese at $5 and chicken sandwiches for $6, and drinks. It runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
— Cochon 555, the nationwide pig-centric cooking competition, announced its chef lineup for the Austin event: Epicerie's Sarah McIntosh, LeRoy and Lewis' Evan LeRoy, East Side King's Clinton Kendall, Juniper's Nicholas Yanes, and Trio's James Flowers. It takes place on Sunday, August 20 at the Four Seasons from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets range between $125 to $200.