Whataburger’s Breakfast Burger
The favorite Texas fast-food chain added a new limited morning item to its lineup this week: the breakfast burger. It’s made up of a beef patty, bacon, a fried egg, hash browns (!!!), American cheese, and the creamy pepper sauce. It’ll be available for a limited time during breakfast hours from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., and the exact end-date hasn’t been announced. The item isn’t to be confused with the Breakfast on a Bun, which doesn’t include those hash browns.
Bao Restaurant Opens in Sunset Valley
Quickly growing fast-casual Chinese restaurant Bao’d Up opened its third location in Sunset Valley at the end of September. It’s found on 5207 Brodie Lane, Suite 115. On deck are all sorts of filled bao, like meat (barbecue pork), vegetables (curry with mushrooms, eggplant, potatoes, and onions), and sweets (red bean); gua bao (essentially small sandwiches); and non-bao rice, noodles, and soup bowls.
Daijoubu Is Hitting the Road
Asian cocktail pop-up Daijoubu is taking its drinks on the road this month. Co-founders Caer Maiko and Sharon Yeung are aiming to spread the joy of really great cocktails made with Asian ingredients and flairs. They’ll travel via a refurbished school bus, making stops at San Antonio bar Still Golden, Houston’s Johnny’s Gold Brick and cocktail bar Tongue Cut Sparrow, Dallas’s Chinese-American restaurant Gung Ho, and Fort Worth’s The Usual. To kick off the tour, it’ll set up shop at downtown bar The Eleanor on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 starting at 6 p.m. through the late night. Past cocktails included the General Tso’s Perfect Manhattan, Tapioca Express, and Crazy Rich Lychee Martini.
Lick’s Chef Ice Cream Collaborations
As part of Lick Honest Ice Creams’s eighth anniversary, the frozen sweets shop is creating one-off special flavors with Austin chefs through the fall. It begins with the apple fritter and bay leaf ice cream from Dai Due’s Jesse Griffiths, available starting on Thursday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 9. This particular ice cream will also be available at his Cherrywood restaurant, too. Other participating chefs include Confituras’s Stephanie McClenny in November and L’Oven’s Abby Love in December. All partial proceeds will go towards the Austin Food & Wine Alliance.
New Pink Chocolate Truffle
Austin chocolate shop Delysia Chocolatier is making a ruby chocolate truffle this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as of yesterday, Tuesday, October 1. The pink color comes from cacao beans. Partial proceeds in October from the truffles will go towards the CareBOX program, which delivers supplies to cancer patients.