Barbecue Movie Screening
Ahead of the Hot Luck Festival in May, the food and music festival are hosting an outdoor movie on Sunday, March 3. It’s teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse to screen The Three Amigos with food provided by Franklin Barbecue and Tex-Mex comfort restaurant Eldorado Cafe. This will include brisket or cheese enchiladas, smoked carnitas, and vegetarian tostadas. The festival will also announce its chef lineup at the screening. It takes place at the Community First Village at 9301 Hog Eye Road at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the movie only, and $50 for food and the movie.
Cream Puff-Pho Switcheroo
West campus cream puff bakery Cream Whiskers transformed into a pho restaurant, UTea Pho, in late January on 2222 Rio Grande Street. Along with the Vietnamese noodle soup, the cafe also serves up the same Cream Whiskers cream puffs.
Food Company Funding
Mexican-American Austin-based food company Siete Family Foods received $90 million in funding. The company, which focuses on making grain-free tortillas and tortilla chips, will use the money to increase its distribution. Veronica, Miguel, and Aida Garza founded the business in 2014 to help Veronica deal with her autoimmune disorders.