— Yelp named under-the-radar Brazilian food truck Boteco as Austin’s only top place to eat for the year, out of all the other restaurants and food trucks in the city. The list of 100 restaurants and food trucks were compiled using the site’s data like rating and popularity.
— The New Yorker food critic Hannah Goldfield dipped into the importance of queso in light of Chipotle’s attempt at the cheesy dip. The chain’s initial take on queso was so bad that it had to revamp the recipe, but Goldfield agreed that it still wasn’t good. She also dug into the history of queso with Homesick Texan Lisa Fain, who wrote Queso! Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip.
— Barley Swine and Odd Duck paid all of the farmers market booth fees at the downtown and Sunset Valley locations of the Sustainable Food Center last month.
— Snooze raised $1,453 for Becker Elementary and $1,141 for Sunshine Community Gardens from its pancake sales on Tuesday, February 13.
— Peached Tortilla is partnering with Cow Tipping Creamery for its next milkshake pop-up. The ice cream shop will create the Cow Tipping Shake with matcha green tea soft-serve, mochi cake, brown sugar hot fudge, cornflake crumble, and black sesame whip. This will take place on Sunday, March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Peached Tortilla on 5520 Burnet Road. Down at the Sunset Valley ice cream shop, it’ll feature a Peached Tortilla-inspired shake, the Get Peached stacker, made with white chocolate macadamia nut soft-serve, miso caramel, coco whip, and rice puffs. That is available from Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, or until it’s sold out.
— Mueller Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro discontinued its Saturday brunch last week, but Sunday brunch is still available.
— Lone Star Brewing Co. is releasing a special beer can for Texas Independence Day on Friday, March 2, emblazoned with the state slogan: “Come and take it” in blue or red editions.