— Cafe Josie’s "The Experience," teased last month, is all-you-can-eat dinners every night starting in January. It will be $40 per person, with an extra $5 for dessert.
— The winners of Austin Food and Wine Alliance grants this year include Texas Keeper Cider, Two Hives Honey, and Meridian Hive Meadery.
— Daniel Vaughn tried out Keenan Goldis’ mac n’ cheese sausage at the Smokey Denmark.
— With the opening of Michael Symon’s Burger Joint in Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty, Austin Way asked the chef what his favorite restaurants were. His answers: Wink, Franklin Barbecue, Black’s Barbecue, Salt Lick, and Paul Qui’s places.
— The most popular drink at Peche is the French 75, according to owner Rob Pate. He also thinks the key to being a good bartender is to listen.
— Former bartenders Kirstyn Litchfield and David Maguire are opening the Austin Shaker, a speciality liquor store on Airport Boulevard, opening sometime this month.
— Favor is testing out super fast express delivery today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where people in downtown Austin can get burgers and fries in less than 20 minutes.