— To honor the retirement of longtime Jeffrey's server Johnny Guffey, the restaurant hired an artist to create his portrait, which is displayed inside.
— Paula Forbes, Eater alum (and former Eater Austin editor), is working on her first cookbook all about the city: Austin TX, to be published in 2018. She will "deep traditions of Texas cooking, including world-famous barbecue, tacos, and Tex-Mex, along with German, Czech, Southern, and Asian influences."
— Want to know how Swift’s Attic and Freedmen’s got their names? Zagat found out.
— Whip In is tackling breakfast with coffee and breakfast naan tacos starting at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.
— The Independent, set to become the tallest residential building in Austin and to the west of the Mississippi River, broke ground earlier this week on West 3rd Street and West Avenue. It will include dining options, which aren’t known yet.
— Tiff’s Treats is expanding with one more Austin store in Cedar Park, along with locations in San Antonio, Houston, and its first out-of-state spot, to be announced later.
— A woman was allegedly stabbed by her boyfriend in the Taco Cabana bathroom on William Cannon.