#Austin360Eats: On the biggest foodie weekend of the year, is Instagram ready?

Ready for the Austin Food & Wine Festival or Eeyore’s Birthday this weekend?

No matter what you’ve got planned, it probably involves delicious food that you’re going to post on Instagram. You might as well use #Austin360Eats to share your photos with food lovers all over Central Texas.

Some of the recent submissions to #Austin360Eats.

Each week, we get hundreds of photos from foodies in every corner of the city. After several years of running this hashtag, I’ve found it’s a great way to share a delightful culinary discovery or find a little inspiration for where to eat next. (As a bonus, each Friday, we run a handful of reader photos in the print edition of the Austin American-Statesman, which happens to be perfect for clipping and mailing to your family members who aren’t super tech savvy.)

Scroll down for the latest #Austin360Eats pics, and happy eating!

Dare you to disagree: 10 great french fries in Austin

Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman 1/4/13 In just a few years P. Terry's, the local burger chain, has become a fast-growing local institution. The company doubled from 3 to 6 restaurants in under 12 months, is set to add two more this year in North Austin and another two in 2014.
Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman 1/4/13 In just a few years P. Terry’s, the local burger chain, has become a fast-growing local institution. The company doubled from 3 to 6 restaurants in under 12 months, is set to add two more this year in North Austin and another two in 2014.

It’s a fake french fry holiday today, so I compiled a list of 10 of my favorite french fries, listed alphabetically, in Austin. With a few snubs thrown in at the end. What are your favorites?

1. Black Star Co-Op Massive wedges of tender potatoes with skin that breaks to reveal steaming hunks breathy with garlic buzz.

2. Clark’s Oyster Bar Salty, crunch shoestring fries like a haystack.

3. Crown & Anchor These tawny skin-on fries from a bag won’t win many awards but they hit some nice nostalgia points with me.

4. Hopfields Thin, crisp, nicely salted and herb-flecked with the right amount of residual oil.

Steak Frites at Justine's Brasserie on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Steak Frites at Justine’s Brasserie on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

5. Justine’s Soak up the Roquefort sauce in your steak frites dish with these sexy little darlings.

6. Parkside The saltiness, garlic punch and bright herbaceous finish sets them apart.

7. P. Terry’s Major caveat: they have to be very hot and right out of the bag. Let these thin-sliced canola-fried babies sit in a closed bag and the steam turns them soft. Big difference.

8. Second Bar + Kitchen I usually loathe truffle fries but the uncharged fries here have just enough to perfume the golden sticks dusted with Parmesan.

9. Vino Vino Sometimes what you have to dip the fries in is just as important as the fries. Witness: the white wine and aioli that fill the bowl of mussels and fries at Vino Vino.

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10. Whataburger Texas Forever. (With spicy ketchup.)

Most overrated fries: Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Chi’lantro and In-N-Out Burger.

Eat ‘pink pancakes’ at Kerbey Lane Cafe for Breast Cancer Awareness month

pink pancakes
Credit: Kerbey Lane Cafe

Add some pink to your diet during October while Kerbey Lane is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The popular¬†Austin diner will be selling “pink pancakes” for $3.95 at all seven of their locations.

All proceeds from the pink pancakes from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 will go to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.

For those wary of added food coloring — don’t fret. In a press release, Kerbey Lane said the special buttermilk pancakes are made pink by a¬†strawberry puree.

Kerbey will also be raising money for BRCC by selling special T-shirts with “strategically placed short stacks on the front of them.”

Cakes for a cure
Credit: Kerbey Lane Cafe