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New Beer Collaboration From Pitmaster Aaron Franklin and Chef Chris Shepherd Benefits Service Workers

Texas distilleries want to be able to ship alcohol directly to consumers, plus more news

Aaron Franklin and Chris Shepherd at the Southern Smoke Spring event in 2019
Aaron Franklin and Chris Shepherd at the Southern Smoke Spring event in 2019
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

New Beer Benefitting Service Workers
Austin pitmaster Aaron Franklin and Houston chef Chris Shepherd brewed up a new beer collaboration with Houston brewery Karbach Brewing Co. The Horseshoe Pilsner, meant to pair well with barbecue, benefits Shepherd’s nonprofit Southern Smoke Foundation and its work towards aiding service industry workers impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. They’re aiming to raise $100,000. The beer will be available starting on Monday, October 5, in six-pack form at retail shops and draft form at specific bars and restaurants throughout Texas.

Texas Distilleries Form a New PAC
Texas distilleries, including Violet Crown Spirits,Milam & Greene Whiskey, and Still Austin Whiskey Co., recently formed their own political action committee, much like the state’s breweries and wineries. The Texas Craft Spirits PAC wants to legalize direct shipping and delivery of alcohol to consumers amid the pandemic. The PAC is partnering with the Texas Whiskey Association, American Craft Spirits Association, and the Texas Distilled Spirits Association.

Rosh Hashanah Special
Israeli restaurant TLV is offering a to-go Rosh Hashanah meal kit this holiday. The three-course meal will include challah bread, cumin beets, fish or lentil kofta chraime, roasted lamb chops, and apple bread pudding. The meal kit, which will require some cooking, is $120 for two-servings and $200 for four (the vegetarian versions are $100 and $180 respectively). Preorders are being accepted right now, with curbside pickups and limited deliveries on Friday, September 18 from its location at downtown food hall Fareground on Congress Avenue.

New San Marcos Butcher Shop
Austin farmers market stand Three Six General has opened a butcher shop in San Marcos over Labor Day weekend. The shop at 1904 Old Ranch Road 12 features an array of meats from bacon to brisket to machacado to chicken liver pate. Founder Matti Bills had been one of the original co-founders of Mum Foods. The farmers market stands, found in locations such as Lakeline and Barton Creek, and its location at San Marcos brewery Roughhouse will remain operational.

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