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Austin Restaurants To Compost By 2017; Best Desserts

SUGARWIRECarillon pastry chef Plinio Sandalio maps out his favorite Austin dessert spots for Serious Eats. His recommendations include Dolce Vita for gelato, Sway for Laura Sawicki's jasmine tea panna cotta and desserts from the "unsung hero" of Barley Swine, pastry chef Kyle McKinney, who "understands and works with flavors better than anyone I have seen in Austin." [Eaterwire]

QUI NOTESPaul Qui talks to Texas Monthly and promises "no surprises" at his soon-to-open flagship, Qui"The restaurant is based on the best ingredients and best efforts that my team and I can execute." [TxMo]

ROSEDALE — The Draught House will host some fancy Friday beertimes tomorrow evening with Jester King's Viking Metal, their Gotlandstrika aged in gin barrels, paired with free cheese plates from Antonelli's. [Eaterwire]

WASTEWIRE — That proposed ordinance requiring all Austin restaurants to compost their organic waste? It's "proposed" no longer: "All Austin restaurants will have to start composting by 2017, and restaurants 5,000 square feet and up only have until 2016." [KUT]

Barley Swine. [Photo: Raymond Thompson/EATX]

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website

Draught House Pub & Brewery

4112 Medical Parkway, , TX 78756 (512) 452-6258 Visit Website