— Nick Foles, a quarterback of Super Bowl winners a Philadelphia Eagles and a game’s MVP final night, happens to be one of a co-owners of fancier downtown Mexican grill ATX Cocina. His father, Larry Foles, is one of a co-partners behind countless Austin restaurants: Roaring Fork, Salty Sow, Red Ash, Tumble 22 (and a forthcoming brick-and-mortar T22 Chicken Joint), as good as ATX Cocina. He also founded Eddie V’s, that he sold to Darden Restaurants.
— Contigo’s PJ Edwards shared a restaurant’s duck wing secrets, generally given a downtown food gymnasium outpost features a ornithology dish. The brine includes aromatics like peppercorns and brook leaves and a buffalo salsa creates use of duck fat from Contigo’s rotisserie chickens.
— According to KXAN, Austin airfield travelers ate and drank:
- 61.5 tons of brisket
- 684,199 breakfast tacos
- 18,300 bottles of Shiner Bock beer
— All-hours downtown grill 24 Diner is temporarily closed starting today, Monday, Feb 5 for renovations. It will free during 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb 8.
— Austin Taco Project cook Kevin Spencer likes making buffalo duck drop with his leftover duck wings.