— Whataburger is giving back to the state that loves it so much by pledging $1.65 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. $1 million will go towards the burger chain's Whataburger Family Foundation, which helps employees affected by the hurricane, $150,000 to the Red Cross, and then $500,000 for local food banks.
— Owner of now-shuttered Tex-Mex restaurant El Azteca, Jorge Guerra, died last night, as reported by Austin 360.
— San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling's whiskey club members were able to indulge in brisket whiskey. The booze was made with chopped dehydrated brisket, which was added to whiskey kegs for two months, along with roasted garlic and ancho chile peppers.
— Chef/owner of Washington, D.C's popular restaurants Rose's Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls, Aaron Silverman shared that he waiting in line for Franklin Barbecue for eight hours and didn't get any food, so he came back the next day and waited at 5 a.m. for meat. "It was worth it," he said.
— Fresa's Chicken al Carbon’s South First restaurant is added dine in breakfast service starting today, Friday, September 1. This includes its same morning menu along with some additional dishes like chilaquiles, breakfast quesadilla, and migas. There are morning cocktails too, like Tequila Sunrise, mimosas, Micheladas, and Bloody Marys. Morning hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the weekdays and until noon on the weekends.
— South Austin Cuban restaurant Cuba 512 expanded with more indoor capacity along with a new menu and cocktails. It can now fit 120 people inside.
— Architectural Digest highlighted Eberly as a pretty glass restaurant, which was inspired by old British greenhouses.