— Houston pitmaster Patrick Feges is popping up with Austin’s Evan LeRoy for a whole animal barbecue pop-up on Monday, September 4 at LeRoy and Lewis’ home on Pickle Road. Three smoked meat plates with sides will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: whole hog with charred corn Johnnycakes and slaw; cabrito with tortillas, salsas, rice, and beans; and pulled lamb with naan, golden raisin couscous, and chickpea salad. There will be free beer from Holler Brewing and St. Elmo Brewing. Feges BBQ is currently operating as a pop-up, but Patrick is planning on opening barbecue restaurant in Houston with his wife and chef Erin Feges.
— TABC is sending undercover agents to see if bars are serving minors in August and September.
— Odd Duck raised $3,050 for the Central Texas Food Bank with its Sour Duck bake sale preview last month. Likewise, the White Linen Night also raised $25,250 for the Austin Food and Wine Alliance during its block party earlier this month.
— Brentwood pizza spot Bufalina Due adds happy hour to its lineup, with wine, beer, and food specials from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
— Similarly, both locations of Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon, the original on North Lamar and the second on South First, introduced new happy hour menus, dubbed Happy Hour Para Todos. It features $2 off aguas frescas, beer, wine, margaritas, and appetizers like chicken flautas, jalapeno poppers, queso, and guacamole. It’s available from 3 to 6 p.m. on the weekdays.
— Los Angeles chef Ludo Lefebvre is curious about Lonesome Dove, La Barbecue, Launderette, and Dai Due.
— To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Round Rock Honey is teaming up with local restaurants to offer special honey-filled dishes to raise money for the Sustainable Food Center. This includes Odd Duck’s Peach Me How to Shandy cocktail available all through this month, Fixe’s Honey Badger drink until Saturday, August 19, and Searsucker’s honey and peppercorn-glazed quail and Bee’s Knees cocktail from August 20 through 26. The company is also hosting a celebration at the SFC's downtown farmers market on Saturday, August 19, which will feature a honey beer collaboration with the forthcoming spot The Brewer’s Table.