There’s a new website, Texas Snax, which is dedicated to selling and shipping Buc-ee’s snacks (yes, including beaver nuggets) throughout the world. Site owner Chris Koerner spoke to Texas Monthly about why and how it works. “We’re just big fans,” he says, “and we just resell their products.” People select and pay for their desired snacks, he goes and buys said-products, and then ships them to buyers. Originally, he wanted to create a shopping website for Buc-ee’s, but when he didn’t hear back from the company, he decided to just create his own site. Buc-ee’s is aware of the website, which is unaffiliated with the company. The only request that Buc-ee’s made was that he change the original name of Beaver Snax, as the publication noted.
Cedar Park brewery and cafe Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing is expanding with a second location, as reported by Craft Beer Austin. The new spot will be found not that far away at 1615 Scottsdale Dr., Building 1, Suite 100 out in Leander sometime next year. It’ll function similarly to the original brewpub: taproom, kitchen, coffee.
North Loop Bar During the Pandemic
The owner of North Loop bar Tigress Pub Pam Pritchard,spoke to Wine Enthusiast about how the pandemic has impacted the business, especially in its tenth year. The boyfriend of her manager, Kelsey Caudebec, had to create a GoFundMe campaign for insurance for Pritchard because she didn’t get unemployment benefits. The bar is only open for takeout and delivery drinks right now.
Texas Food Auction
Texas Food & Wine Alliance is running its first ever Taste of Texas Auction this month, to raise money for its culinary grants and educational programming. Items include a barbecue gift card pack to restaurants such as Franklin Barbecue, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, and La Barbecue; a bar version with places like the Roosevelt Room, Drink.Well, and Olamaie; a date night iteration with cards to Nixta Taqueria, Salt & Time, and Texas Keeper Cider; and much more. The auction begins on Friday, November 13 and runs through Sunday, November 22.
Food Award Finalists
There are several Austin and Texas finalists in the annual Good Food Awards for 2021. This includes Vista Brewing’s Hive Mind ale, Casero’s Texas chicken liver pate, and Greater Goods Coffee Co.’s suke quto roast.