— Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Aggies player Johnny Manziel has been benched because of his boozy antics at Austin nightclub Rio last week.
— Vince Young Steakhouse owners Laura and Philip Brown’s home was featured in Austin Monthly this issue, furnished completely from her father’s furniture store in Houston. Along with four dogs, they also have a piglet dubbed Notorious P.I.G. and are fostering two baby Bengal tigers (yes).
— Because breakfast tacos are everything, the Chronicle created its list of the best ones in Austin, including Veracruz All Natural, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Juan in a Million, and 12 others. The publication is also letting readers decide on the 16th entry by voting.
— Southern’s at PBK, the restaurant arm of executive chef Steve Southern’s catering company in Pflugerville, closed last week. The restaurant’s Facebook post hints at new projects in the future.
— Singer Huey Lewis hit up Stiles Switch last weekend and "loved" the barbecue.
— Wu Chow was included in Food & Wine’s piece on the country’s wave of new authentic takes on Chinese food.
— Community Impact turned its head towards Airport Boulevard, which has become more desirable as a neighborhood because of its restaurant boom including Bullfight, Kome, Quality Seafoods, and more.
— Roosevelt Room co-owner and Eater Austin’s bartender of the year Justin Lavenue is currently featured on the cover of GQ’s supplementary issue because of his Bombay Sapphire win this year.
— There are now bottles of Hops & Grain: Volumes of Oak, a bourbon barrel aged version of the brewery’s Porter Culture Ale. Be aware: it is available in very limited quantities.