— In a recent interview with Austin Monthly, actor Elijah Wood described Austin’s dining scene as "incredible," and shared that he still loves going to Uchi, Qui, Odd Duck, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, La Condesa, and Midnight Cowboy for drinks. Earlier this year, he shared his take on the city’s iconic dishes with Eater.
— An Uber car crashed into Doc's Bar and Grill: on South Congress last night. There were no major injuries.
I am not going to go on a soap box and preach my new way of living, that is not what I would want for anyone. I am not going to deny that my hand was not forced in some ways. I do however, want to share my story so that maybe- just maybe, if there are others out there who feel trapped in a cycle of a madness, maybe they can see that there are choices to make ourselves healthier- mind and body
— The number of jobs in the food services and accommodations industry grew by 13.3% in the past five years, but fell by 1.5% in the past year, as reported by Community Impact.
— A teen was charged with stealing mac ‘n cheese trailer MacDaddy’s tip jar last weekend. When owner Christoph Terrell realized it was gone, he caught the accused.
— Celebrity alerts: musician and rapper Andre 3000, from Outkast, was spotted at Justine’s Brasserie this week. Then, after Adrian Grenier’s visit to the Blue Cat Cafe, he visited South Congress Hotel restaurant Cafe No Se for avocado toast.
— Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches are back at Brew & Brew.
— Daniel Vaughn took a look at pitmaster John Lewis’ barbecue family tree, dating back to his great-great-great grandfather in New Mexico.
— In light of flooding advisories this weekend, especially after the Memorial Day floods, KVUE spoke to business owners along North Lamar about their concerns, including Matthew Sullivan from House Park BBQ.
— Austin Business Journal compared the cost of food items in Austin to the national average price. Sirloin steak is $12.99 in Austin to the country’s $12.85, and a craft beer six-pack is $8.49 to the national $9.59.