— Craft Beer reported that Hops and Grain is applying for a brewpub license, which means the brewery would be able to sell its beers to-go. This way, it also wouldn’t have to adhere to the barrel production limit under the new taproom bill HB 3287. The brewery is expanding with a second location out in San Marcos.
— Austin chefs are sending out back-to-school treats through Favor this week. Yesterday, Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein made grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with milk bread. Today, Wednesday, September 13, Olive and June’s Brian Moses will make prosciutto and parmesan panini. Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek will build honey butter chicken biscuits tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, and Trace’s James Zoller is concocting chicken a la king on Friday, September 15. The daily dish, which comes with a drink and chips, will be available starting at 11 a.m. until sold out.
— Top Chef Marcus Samuelsson opined on a meal at La Barbecue, which he described as "one of my most favorite meals” to Vogue. with the "most incredible meat you'll ever eat. Smoky, spicy, moist, and delicious."
— Taco truck OneTaco opened its second brick and mortar restaurant last week on West Anderson Lane in a former Mighty Birds space. The menu is the same, with breakfast and lunch tacos. The first restaurant opened in Highland Oaks in June 2016. The trucks at Little Woodrow's on 6th Street and Midway Food Park on Capital of Texas Highway remain open too.
— Emmer & Rye pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph talked about his love of candy with Edible Austin. At one point, he was living with his aunt in Guyana who would make him bake for her as punishments for staying out late.