Austin Food Event Lineup
Live Fire, the flame- and beef-focused food event from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, is back again this year with the same theme of Mexican inspiration. Among the familiar 21 participating Texas chefs are San Antonio’s Alex Paredes of Carnitas Lonja (one of Eater’s best new restaurants of 2018), Suerte’s Fermín Núñez, and Valentina’s Tex Mex’s Miguel Vidal (no Aaron Franklin this year). There will be live music by Conjunto Los Pinkys, as well as drinks from Las Perlas’ mezcal bar and the official drink of Austin from Juniper. It takes place on Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Camp Mabry. General admission tickets are $95, with VIP tickets at $150.
Celebrity Coffee Investor
Turns out that pop singer Halsey is now an investor in Austin-based canned coffee company High Brew. Founder David Smith reached out to her when he found out she liked the product, according to Statesman. Also High Brew investors: rock band Kings of Leon, chef Tim Love, Lance Armstrong.
There was a shooting at an IHOP in Pflugerville last night. One person was hurt with minor injuries.