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Venezuelan Food Truck Will Bring Arepas to South Congress

Plus the winners of the Quesoff, and more news

Four Brothers’ arepa
Four Brothers’ arepa
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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.

— Venezuelan food truck Four Brothers is opening another food truck on 1511 South Congress Avenue. Expect the usual array of arepas, patacones, and cachapas. It is opening on Thursday, August 30.

— The overall winner of queso competition Quesoff, which took place last Saturday, was the Willigan’s Island team with its spicy green bean queso. Other winners included Better Half for its meaty pastrami queso, Kesos Taco House for both the spicy and veggie categories, and Dai Due under the wild card category for its deep-fried queso croquetas.

— Fresh off its Quesoff win, Kesos Taco House is temporarily closed through Monday, September 3 for renovations, reopening on Tuesday, September 4. Its food truck on South Congress will stay open during that time.

— Because of Texas’ current drought state, the city is implementing state 1 conservation restrictions starting today, Monday, August 17. This means that restaurants can also serve people water if they request glasses, and businesses are only allowed to use patio misters from 4 p.m. to midnight.

— There’s a new ice cream shop up in Jollyville. Bat City Gelato, which opened in mid-August, features gelato (with flavors like blackberry, banana, and Nutella), along with other unspecified frozen desserts.

This article has been updated to reflect the correct address for Four Brothers’ South Congress truck and its opening status.

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Hotel San Jose

1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-7322 Visit Website

Better Half

25 North Fremont Street, , OR 97227 (971) 347-3152 Visit Website

Kesos Taco House

4720 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745 (512) 358-4555 Visit Website