— Flix Brewhouse was so happy about Star Wars last week that the mini-theater and brewery chain created its own line of beers in honor of
the movie series Spaceballs, the film parody of the series. There is the Dark Helmet Imperial Stout, Druish Wedding Farmhouse Ale, Ludicrous Speed IPA, and the limited Mega Maid Cask Scotch Ale.
— The Chronicle examined the living wages of Austin’s chefs, which is often low at the beginning and usually doesn’t include insurance. Other restaurants, like Lenoir, strive to be fairer to their employees by paying $10-13 an hour, offering overtime, and paying for general doctor visits.
— Paul Qui’s first not-Texas restaurant opened this week in Miami. Pao's menu features Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, and French influences. Gold leafs cover the space, including the Damien Hirst gold unicorn.
— Austin’s wine scene was highlighted by international wine trade magazine Meininger’s. Master sommelier June Rodil, who is also McGuire Moorman Hospitality group’s beverage director, spoke about Austinites wanting to try new wines.