Chinese-American Delivery-Only Restaurant Expands
Tso Delivery, the Chinese-American delivery food service from the former owners of Jenna’s Asian Kitchen (they sold the restaurant over a year ago), is expanding with a second location up in the Arboretum area at 9333 Research Boulevard. The virtual restaurant will open on Tuesday, August 27. This means its delivery service area will expand to the northern neighborhood from Ranch to Market Road 2222, Metric Boulevard, Parmer Lane, and Lost Horizon and Bluegrass drives, according to Community Impact. As with the original location, food is only available for delivery or pick-up.
Texas distillery Garrison Brothers received several spirits awards for its single barrel bourbon whiskey this year. Its single barrel bourbon was awarded a double-gold medal and the best in class under the bourbon category in the Singapore World Spirits Competition; it also received the gold medal and best of category awards at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Then its Balmorhea won gold medals at both competitions, and its amber crimson bourbon whiskey the Small Batch got a gold medal at LAISC and silver at SWSC.
Vegan Cheese Goes Retail
The vegan cheese from food truck Vegan Nom, the Planet Queso, is now available at other Austin restaurants via wholesale, though those specific places haven’t been named. Ten percent of the vegan truck’s wholesale orders will go towards a different nonprofit concerning animals or the environment each month, with the first being Central Texas Pig Rescue. The cheeseless queso is nut-, dairy-, and gluten-free.
Delivery-Only Restaurant Company
The closed Baby Acapulco on 5610 I-35 will be turned into a virtual kitchen, aka delivery-only restaurants, under Los Angeles company Cloud Kitchens. It will feature 40 kitchens.
El Paso Benefit Dinner
Texas chefs will return to their home city of El Paso for a collaborative dinner benefitting the Annunciation House, which takes care of migrant families. Participating chefs in the seven-course Family Meal dinner include Comedor’s Alan Delgado and Gabe Erales, the Fairmont’s Andre Natera, Suerte’s Fermín Núñez, Dallas chef Omar Flores, and others. It will also feature a concert by former At the Drive-In member Jim Ward. The dinner actually takes place just across the state border in New Mexico at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing on Thursday, October 10. Tickets are $225.