— Texas Monthly’s Jose R. Ralat emphasized the importance of restaurants that actually make their tortillas in-house, just like Dai Due Taqueria in downtown food hall Fareground. While he admitted it can lead to higher costs, it’s ultimately worth it because of the quality of the tortillas. The flour ones are made with Barton Springs Mills’ Sonoran wheat flour, and corn tortillas made with Mexican heirloom corn.
— The Fairmont Austin isn’t open yet, but the hotel suffered a carbon monoxide leak due to a pizza oven this week. Carbon monoxide was detected on seven floors, and everyone had to leave the building. According to a rep, two people were hospitalized, but they’re doing well now.
— Walking Dead actor Austin Amelio (who plays Dwight) was in Austin recently, and stopped by chef Philip Speer’s food truck My Name Is Joe Coffee Co. and appreciated its mission of helping recovering addicts.
— Owner and chef of former Austin spot Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food, Lola Stephens-Bell, relocated the Cajun soul food restaurant up to Taylor, Texas. It’s operating within a Shell gas station on North Main Street, with the same mission of helping those in need.
— Barbecue trailer Kerlin BBQ is extending its barbecue kolache food truck hours into Wednesday starting next week.
— Margarita Mexican restaurant Baby Acapulco’s North Austin location had an electrical fire on Wednesday, that started with the restaurant’s sign. It caused $20,000 in structural damages, and $5,000 internal damages. This isn’t the first time it’s happened to Baby A’s. It happens often with the Barton Springs Road location.