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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— Astronauts seem to like Blue Bell ice cream. The SpaceX Dragon capsule delivered 30 cups of the Texas ice cream, along with other essential goods, to the International Space Station this month, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

— Sour Duck Market, the fast-casual sibling to Odd Duck and Barley Swine, is hosting another bake sale on Saturday, August 26. Pastries and items will include peach and scamorza kolache, bacon cheeseburger Parker House rolls, Frito pie, pig face corn dogs, Cinnamon Toast soft serve, and more. Barton Springs Mill and Prickly Pair Farms will also sell flour and flowers, respectively. It takes place at Odd Duck starting at 10 a.m. Update, August 23: The bake sale has been postponed to Saturday, September 9.

— LeRoy and Lewis pitmaster Evan LeRoy won last night's Cochon 555 competition with a pork belly and corn pudding dish.

— In more food competition news, the winners of Chronicle’s hot sauce festival include Veracruz All Natural's red sauce, Noble Sandwich Co.'s green sauce, Eldorado's special one, and others.

GQ digs into Austin's taco scene, suggesting breakfast from Veracruz, late night from Tyson's Tacos, brunch from Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ, and more.

— South First’s other gelato spot Tasty Soon is hosting a back-to-school special where kids can get half-off cups of the frozen sweet from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, August 21 through Saturday, August 26.

The Tasty Spoon

1413 South First Street, Austin, Texas Visit Website

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website

Sour Duck Market

1814 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, , TX 78702 (512) 394-5776 Visit Website