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Snow’s BBQ’s Tootsie Tomanetz Is Being Inducted Into Barbecue Hall of Fame

Plus Franklin Barbecue pitmaster’s back in a new band, and more news

Tootsie Tomanetz serving barbecue at a Texas Monthly event
Tootsie Tomanetz serving barbecue at a Texas Monthly event
Jessica Attie/Texas Monthly/Flickr
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— The American Royal Association is adding Snow’s BBQ pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz to its Barbecue Hall of Fame. There will be a ceremony that will take place in mid-September in Kansas. She is joined by Tuffy Stone and the last Memphis chef Charlie Vergos.

— It’s not new knowledge that pitmaster Aaron Franklin was in a band before he embarked on his barbecue path, but did you know that he’s in a new unnamed band with some friends? Instead of playing drums, he’s on the guitar. “We’re very loud,” he described to the Chronicle, “extremely loud.”

— Austin students competed in a cooking competition to create the taco that will be served in school kitchens next year. The winner was the Loaded Taco, filled with chorizo, ground beef, carrots, potatoes, cilantro, avocado, and sour cream by students Macias-Lopez and Cierra Salazar.

— Wells Branch seafood restaurant Garbo’s is offering a new $6 happy hour with dishes like banh mi hot dogs, chowder fries, and smoked fish dip toast with avocado. It’s available from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

— Movie theater and restaurant Moviehouse & Eatery opened its second Austin location last week on 7414 Southwest Parkway.

Second Bar + Kitchen is taking over the Archer Hotel Austin’s lobby up in the Domain Northside. The new lobby lounge will include a daily happy hour, along with afternoon and late night service with drinks and snacks. It opens on Thursday, June 7. The partnership makes sense since Second Bar is the hotel’s restaurant. (The original location is in downtown Austin.)

— Austin-based protein doughnut company Elite Sweets was one of the winners of WeWorks’ Creator Awards this month. It received $180,000 which will go towards a commercial kitchen.

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N FM 620 Bldg B, Austin, TX 78726 (512) 501-3520

Archer Hotel Austin

3121 Palm Way, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 836-5700 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

Second Bar + Kitchen [Domain Northside]

3121 Palm Way, , TX 78758 (737) 300-4800 Visit Website

Snow's BBQ

516 Main Street, , TX 78947 (979) 773-4640 Visit Website