Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bits and Bites

Mostly reposts from my Twittering, but bits and bites to pass along. Will try to make this a weekly segment!

-- P Terry's has opened a new location at South Congress and Ben White/290. I believe it's at the northwest corner, by the Shell gas station. Eater Austin has more, here. Hopefully they've designed it so the overflow of cars waiting in line are along the side street, and not actually blocking traffic on SoCo, or the 290 access road. Cross your fingers!

-- Although they moved from just off Lake Austin Blvd to way out on Bee Caves two years ago, Zoot is closing. The owners will transform it into BC Tavern, says Forklore/Mike Sutter. I hadn't eaten there since the move, but as they say, all good things must come to an end.

-- The Cooking Channel's show Eat St. is currently in town filming various food trailers. Show them some love! The camera will love the very charismatic Iba, owner of Cazamance, where they'll be tomorrow evening. He's a good guy too. :)

-- Looks like the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival has now become the Austin Food and Wine Festival, targeted for March 30 - April 1, 2012. Read more from Sutter.

-- Congrats to Barley Swine, named best new restaurant in all of Texas, by Texas Monthly magazine!

-- And while this isn't local news, the National Pork Board is giving away a year's supply of PORK to a lucky winner! Enter here by May 31st, and if YOU win, you must share with me!