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Taco Journalists Release Manifesto to Make Tacos the Official Food of Texas

Plus San Antonio apologizes to Chick-fil-A , and more news

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Discada tacos from Discada
Discada tacos from Discada
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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.

Taco Manifesto
The Taco Journalists released its “taco manifesto” supporting the bill proposal seeking to make tacos the official food of Texas. “In Texas, you can find tacos almost everywhere,” it noted, and that “tacos are a part of [Texans’] daily diet.” The proposal is backed by state representative Gina Hinojosa. This proposal isn’t meant to de-throne the official Texas state dish, which is chili.

San Antonio Apologizes to Chick-fil-A
After the San Antonio City Council denied Chick-fil-A’s potential expansion into the city’s airport because of its anti-LGBTQ donations, combined with a statement from councilperson Robert Treviño, another councilmember apologized to the fast food chain. “It was wrong and you deserve an apology,” wrote Greg Brockhouse,” In spite of the appearance of his decision, San Antonio is a welcoming city that values diversity, faith, and inclusivity.” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg chimed in to say that the decision had to do more with the fact that they wanted to focus on local restaurants rather than national chains, according to CBS Austin.

South Congress Cafe Staying Put
Despite the upcoming sale of 1701 Congress Avenue, the address’s tenant, Kendra Scott and its cafe Sips & Sweets will remain at its location.

Likewise, Downtown Juice Bar and Bar Remaining Too
Downtown Austin coworking and event space The Refinery is closing, but the juice bar Squeezery and hidden bar Here Nor There will remain in the space when new coworking company The Riveter Co. takes over the space.

Brewery Supper Club Series
Under chef Damien Brockway, Hill Country brewery Jester King launched a new supper club series. The first five-course prix fixe dinner is taking place on Thursday, March 28, with a focus on vegetation sourced from the brewery and local farms.

Best Southern Barbecue
Southern Living’s reader-generated list of the best barbecue in the country is out again, with Franklin Barbecue at the number seven slot, followed by Salt Lick BBQ at number eight.

Monday, April 1: This article has been updated to clarify that the Taco Journalists are looking to make tacos the official state food of Texas, not the official state dish.