Hungry? UberEats offering free helicopter rides to Salt Lick

Everything’s bigger and better at South by Southwest.

It has to be in order to generate buzz.

And buzz is exactly what UberEats is hoping for with a promotion it’s running this weekend.

Ten lucky folks who enter the code UBEREATSBBQ in the UberEats app between now and noon Saturday will be picked for a private helicopter ride to the Salt Lick in Driftwood, where they’ll get to chow down on all the barbecue they can handle.

The trip will take place Sunday, so be sure to leave your calendar wide open, just in case.

Get complete details here.

Austin360 Dining Guide Instagram contest: Snap of Dai Due burger wins $50 Cafe No Se gift card

Jimmy Ho (@thesmokingho on Instagram) won the Austin360 Dining Guide contest for January with his glorious snap of the dry-aged Wagyu cheeseburger at Dai Due. The picture gives a good sense of the sheen and texture of the sesame seed bun, and I love the way the melting Stryk cheddar cheese clings to the thick patty that is colored with the restaurant’s “sauce especial.” The burger is available only on Tuesday nights at chef Jesse Griffith’s restaurant. For his win, Ho takes home a $50 gift card to Cafe No Se.

Want to win your own gift card to one of Austin’s best restaurants? Here’s the deal:

  1. Dine out at any of the 100 restaurants in the Austin360 Dining Guide (, either from the Top 25 or one of my 75 critic’s picks.
  2. Snap a photo one of your favorite dishes, tag the restaurant location and use the hashtag #austin360diningguide
  3. At the end of each month, I will select my favorite pick from the month. One monthly winner will receive a $50 gift card to eateries like Odd Duck, Cafe No Se,  Tacodeli and more.

That’s all there is to it.

Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Credit: Ralph Barrera AMERICAN-STATESMAN