— Goop published its first-ever guide to Austin, which spotlights Central Standard, Fonda San Miguel, Josephine House, June's All Day, and more.
— Salty Sow has been invited to participate in the New York City Wine & Food Festival for the second year in a row. Chef/owner Harold Marmulstein and his team will participate in tomorrow's Grand Tasting and offer duck breast with turnip puree and olives.
— Italian-influenced Sophia’s is joining Austin’s weekend brunch scene with a new “Bubble Brunch” starting Sunday, October 16. Brunch service will be offered every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature classic brunch dishes with a side of bubbly cocktails and DJ sets.
— L'Oca d'Oro kicks off its happy hour Monday, October 17. Happy hour will be offered weekdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
— Olamaie has launched a new patio menu in tandem with its recent revamp of its deck and garden area. The menu is available during both lunch and dinner services.
— CityLab mapped out the best places to get chili in Austin in addition to the Texas Chili Parlor, of course.
— Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after a four-hour standoff with law enforcement at the Comfort Café in Smithville. The cafe is part of the Serenity Star drug and alcohol treatment center.
— Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine has changed its name to Cuba512 to underscore its identity as an authentic Cuban restaurant and bar.
— Little Caesars may soon be offering a pizza with a Texas twist. Tipsters in Zapata, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky report the mega chain is testing a new pizza that features smoked brisket, pulled pork, applewood-smoked bacon, a smoky barbecue sauce, and a "Smokehouse-seasoned" crust.