— The Harvard Business Review explains why Franklin Barbecue doesn’t raise its prices: so it is reliable to customers.
— Amy’s Ice Creams won the title of the most "Austintatious" business in the city for the second time from Austin Business Journal.
— Austin is a good town for boozy cider, according to the Huffington Post, citing Eastciders and Argus Cidery as examples.
— Community Impact examined the restaurant boom in Cedar Park. In 2014, there were about 20 restaurants that opened.
— Jim Hasslocher, the founder of greasy spoon chain Jim’s Restaurants, passed away yesterday. There are three locations in Austin.
— The classic campus hang Dirty Martin’s is now open for breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., Thursday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on the weekends.
— Dripping Springs whiskey producer Swift Distillery was one of the runner-ups in Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Awards this year.