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One of Austin’s Favorite Cookies Is Now an Ice Cream

Register for Run to Brunch to help Austin’s restaurant workers, plus more news

Henbit launches Monster Cookie Dough ice cream
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Henbit Unveils Cookie Ice Cream

Henbit’s popular — and massive — monster cookies are now available in ice cream form: pints of “Monster Cookie Dough” ice cream launched at Emmer & Rye over the weekend. This frozen treat from pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph involves a base of salted cream ice cream studded with Monster Cookie cookie dough including dark chocolate, Texas pecans, and lemon zest. The $9 pints are available for takeout only on Saturdays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Preorder is available via the website. Be quick, because pints sold out this weekend.

Register for “Run to Brunch”

This year’s 5.12K Run to Brunch presented by Karbach Brewing will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation’s Austin Relief Fund, helping local workers in the food and beverage industry who’ve been affected by the pandemic. Instead of a traditional running race, participants can run or walk through three different Austin routes from September 20 to October 18. The $45 registration includes a race day T-shirt and benefits like the Keep Austin Weird Restaurant Card, which grants 20% off purchases for two months at 20 Austin restaurants.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand’s New Outpost

Austin’s burger drive-thru chain P. Terry’s is adding a new location, according to the Austin Business Journal. A double-drive thru without a dining room is in the works at 8601 S. Congress Avenue near the new H-E-B location located off Slaughter Lane. The burger business already operates 19 locations.

Famous Austin Brand Beginnings

Before Whole Foods and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema went nationwide, these household names got started in Austin. Towers tracks down the original locations of local businesses that started small and made it big, from Torchy’s Tacos to Schlotzsky’s.

Party for the Parks Goes Virtual

Austin Parks Foundation’s big fundraiser Party for the Parks is coming up next month on Wednesday, September 30, and this year, the event will be live-streamed with a to-go meal prepared by Emmer & Rye chefs Kevin Fink and Tavel Bristol-Joseph. Purchase $125 general admission tickets or $175 tickets for general admission-plus at The celebration features a box with a three-course meal (including short ribs or summer squash and zucchini cake) and drinks like Zilker Brewing’s Parks & Rec Pale Ale. Live entertainment and a Yeti raffle will be on the schedule too.