Japanese Restaurants Collaboration
Ramen Tatsu-Ya is teaming up with sibling spot Domo Alley-Gato for a special ramen. The Spicy Ban Ban Ramen is made with Domo’s ban ban curry, a 12-hour chicken broth, smoked sausages, and ajitama egg. It’s only found at the 1600 East 6th Street restaurant.
Texas Monthly is running a readers’-fueled barbecue bracket based on the publication’s list of the best smoked meats joints in the state in 2017 versus best new places earlier this year.
The annual cheesy competition is back again this summer, taking place on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mohawk. As per usual, there will be over 35 teams — ranging from restaurants to home cooks — competing to see who makes the best queso in four categories (meaty, spicy, vegetable, and wild card), as well as the absolute best queso. Of the restaurant side, participants include Better Half, Dai Due, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Uchiko, and Eldorado Cafe. Judges include Holy Roller chef Callie Speer, Eater Austin’s 2018 chef of the year Fermín Núñez of Suerte, and Olamae’s Michael Fojtasek.
New Food Pickup App
Restaurant technology company Toast is getting into the food app game by creating its own pickup ordering system. ToastTakeout, which debuted in Boston, allows people to order pickup meals at participating restaurants in Austin now.