— Dai Due Taqueria, found within Austin food hall Fareground, was popular that it ran out of meat and had to close down yesterday, Tuesday, January 24, to resupply. The taco spot sold 1,000 tacos on Saturday, according to Austin 360. It reopened today.
— Along with opening taco drive-thru Taco Ranch today, P. Terry’s is delivering free cheeseburgers tomorrow with Favor on Thursday, January 25. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., users can open up the app, place their orders for a single free cheeseburger, which will be delivered (there is a mandatory tip with a minimum of $2), and then it will be sent.
— La Barbecue introduced its deli-sliced turkey for the first time ever, available in a sandwich form with provolone cheese, as well as the chopped beef and Dirty Bird sandwiches. The barbecue spot tested out the turkey on rapper Jay Z who ordered from La Barbecue twice during his ACL Festival gigs last fall.
— Shiner Bock’s parent company Spoetzl Brewery will air its first-ever commercial during the Super Bowl this year on Sunday, February 4.
— The Texas Craft Brewers Guild launched political action committee CraftPAC, to help champion the rights of Texas breweries in the light of what it deems as “archaic, anti-competitive beer laws,” according to a statement. Those laws make it harder for the Texas craft beer scene to grow.
— Austin billionaire John Paul DeJoria sold his minority Patron stake to Bacardi as part of the major liquor sale this week.
— The winners of the 2018 Good Food Awards were announced this week. For Austin, this includes Strange Land Brewery’s scotch ale and Lox, Box, and Barrel/Celtic Seafare’s cold smoked salmon.
— Hat Creek Burger Co.’s Dripping Springs restaurant opens today in the Belterra development. It’s found on 166 Hargraves Drive.
— Statesman took a look at the state of the restaurant and retail real estate in Austin, which grew from 37 million square feet in 2017 to 48.8 million square feet ten years later. Popular destinations include downtown, East Austin, North and South Lamar boulevards, South Congress, and Burnet Road, and, of course, rents are rising.