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Houston Food Truck Fight; Disco Kroger; Bacon Restaurant

Gary R Wise

AUSTIN—Eater Austin welcomes a restaurant called Bacon into the world, posts video of a local meat theft ring in action, and introduces Mr. Spriggy, the new singing, dancing Hey Cupcake! mascot. [-EATX-]

HOUSTON—A food truck event organizer gets some harsh criticism from an angry food truck owner, local chefs find their (sorta creepy) portraits on the front of gelato pints and a grocery store deemed "Disco Kroger" gets a makeover. [-EHTX-]

SAN ANTONIO—Houston's Lasco Enterprises (The Tasting Room, Max's Wine Dive) will open a restaurant called the Boiler House Grill and Wine Garden in the historic Pearl Brewery. The brewery will also host a Foodways Texas benefit on September 8 featuring The Lodge's Chef Jason Dady and more. [CultureMap, Foodways Official]

STATEWIDE—Shooting feral pigs from helicopters is now officially kosher with the State of Texas, and the official list of fried foods at this year's State Fair of Texas includes fried bubblegum and deep-fried salsa. [-EN-]