Lizzo’s Austin Meals
Superstar singer Lizzo was in Austin again for Austin City Limits this past weekend (playing to another massive crowd). While she had an open invitation to go to Tex-Mex restaurant El Arroyo for free tacos, she opted for something different on Saturday. She ordered tacos (a fried avocado too), queso, and chips from Torchy’s Tacos, Insta-storying herself dipping a chip into the queso. And then she went out to what appears to be one of the Austin locations of Houston-based restaurant Pappadeaux Seafood. The choice makes sense since she lived in Houston for a while. There, her group ordered drinks, oysters, fried seafood, and dirty rice, the latter of which she doused with what appears to be a butter sauce, as also seen through her Insta-story.
Houston Chef Barbecue and Southern Dinner
Houston chef Chris Shepherd is cooking up a dinner with Aaron Franklin at Franklin Barbecue in honor of his new cookbook Cook Like a Local. On deck will be shishito peppers and corn, spicy cucumbers, and tater tot casserole from Shepherd, along with barbecue, steak, green beans, and Japanese curry from Franklin Barbecue (the pitmaster did publish a steak book earlier this year). Currently, Shepherd oversees UB Preserv, Georgia James, and One Fifth in Houston. The dinner, which was announced yesterday and is now unfortunately sold out, takes place on Sunday, October 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Food & Film Sip & Stroll
The Austin Film Festival is rolling into town again later this month. Ahead of all the movies, it’s hosting its Film & Food Fundraising party on Wednesday, October 23. Participating restaurants include Foreign & Domestic, Intero, Mandala Kitchen & Bar, Parkside Projects, Licha’s Cantina, among others. Proceeds benefits the festival’s Young Filmmakers Program. Advance tickets are $110, and door tickets are $125. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and takes place at the Driskill.