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New Bratwurst Truck Opening at Cherrywood Brewery and Bakery

Plus, celebrity chef David Chang and virtual cooking classes at the Texas Book Festival, and more news

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Bratwursts and beer
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

New Food Truck at Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
Manor Road brewery and bakery Batch is getting a new bratwurst food truck, Batch PM, starting Friday, November 13. Chef Patrick Hinojosa, previously of Vixen’s Wedding and Lenoir, created a menu of bratwurst (made with Batch’s beer) and fries. The bratwurst have toppings to resemble different international dishes like banh mi, currywurst, and Cuban sandwiches. Guests can swap the bratwurst for an all-beef, chicken, or vegan sausage. Batch PM will serve lunch and dinner in the restaurant’s outdoor beer garden. Taco Bronco, the taco truck from barbecue experts Micklethwait, will no longer be at Batch.

[Update, Nov 11: Batch PM’s opening has been delayed.]

Food Events at the Texas Book Festival
The Texas Book Festival continues virtually through Sunday, November 15, with several food-focused virtual events. On Friday, November 13 two James Beard Award winners, celebrity chef David Chang and Nashville pastry chef Lisa Donovan, will discuss their memoirs. There are also conversations with Texas Monthly taco editor José Ralat (Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 15). There are also cooking demonstrations from Melissa Martin, who wrote of the disappearing Cajun recipes from her hometown (Saturday, November 7) and Thai Fresh’s Jam Santichat (Wednesday, November 11). All events are free and virtual. The official website has the full lineup.

Cajun Restaurant Opens in Pflugerville
The Austin American-Statesman profiled twin brothers Jermaine and Jahmaal Dumes opened Down South CaJJun Eats in Pflugerville this summer. The brothers from Beaumont started by selling plates out of their house. The restaurant serves items like seafood mac n cheese, a Cajun chicken sandwich, Cajun fried fish, and more. It’s open at 15630 Vision Drive with outside dining as well as to-go.

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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