— Nick Foles, the quarterback of Super Bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles and the game’s MVP last night, happens to be one of the co-owners of fancier downtown Mexican restaurant ATX Cocina. His father, Larry Foles, is one of the co-partners behind numerous Austin restaurants: Roaring Fork, Salty Sow, Red Ash, Tumble 22 (and its forthcoming brick-and-mortar T22 Chicken Joint), as well as ATX Cocina. He also founded Eddie V’s, which he sold to Darden Restaurants.
Update, February 6: ATX Cocina is serving a special cocktail in honor of its Foles and his team’s win. The #nine is made with Bristow gin, mint simple syrup, lime, and ciders. It will be available this week for $9.
— Contigo’s PJ Edwards shared the restaurant’s chicken wing secrets, especially since its downtown food hall outpost features the poultry dish. The brine includes aromatics like peppercorns and bay leaves and the buffalo sauce makes use of chicken fat from Contigo’s rotisserie chickens.
— According to KXAN, Austin airport travelers ate and drank:
- 61.5 tons of brisket
- 684,199 breakfast tacos
- 18,300 bottles of Shiner Bock beer
— All-hours downtown restaurant 24 Diner is temporarily closed starting today, Monday, February 5 for renovations. It will reopen at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 8.
— Austin Taco Project chef Kevin Spencer likes making buffalo chicken dip with his leftover chicken wings.