— Torchy’s Tacos finally made it. The taco chain was used as a clue in Jeopardy last night. The clue read, “If I’m down Austin way, I say goodbye to my chips after dunking them in this cheesy dip, like the one at Torchy’s.” The obvious answer for $400: queso.
— As part of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s new food and drink options, JuiceLand and new spot Hippies & Hops (a bar serving Live Oak Brewing Company beers, along with national beers and wines) are now open. The two beverage spots are found in the same East Food Court as the recently opened Peached Tortilla.
— Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s Wine & Dine series teams up nationally acclaimed chefs with local ones for special dinners this summer and fall. This means Boston chef Matt Jennings at Olamaie on Thursday, June 28 ($225 with a copy of his cookbook), Atlanta chef Hugh Acheson at Emmer & Rye on Monday, July 30 ($250), New Orleans chef Alon Shaya at Emmer & Rye on Monday, September 10($250 with a copy of his latest cookbook), and Lidia Bastianich at L’oca d’Oro on Thursday, November 8 ($350 with a copy of her latest book). It will benefit the nonprofit’s culinary grant program.
— A potential new development up north next to the Domain is looking to add 40,000 square feet of restaurants, as part of the IBM Broadmoor campus expansion.
— Perry’s Steakhouse is donating proceeds from Staglin Family Vineyard’s Salus wines by the glasses towards Mental Health America through Saturday, June 30.