— Statesman has an update on the long-awaited North Loop location of Home Slice, which was originally pegged to open around now. The pizzeria just received a conditional use permit, with building permits to come. It's looking like the new pizzeria will debut sometime in the spring.
— The historic Krause Cafe is coming back to New Braunfels with both beer hall and garden and a new owner. German-leaning food will be served, like sausages and Reuben sandwiches. It opens next month.
— Stubb’s the barbecue restaurants are safe for now after Stubb’s the barbecue sauce company sued the group over its expansions, claiming the brand belonged to the sauce's parent company One World Food. The case's judge, Sam Sparks, knows how big of a deal it is. He wrote: ""In Texas, few things are held more closely than mouth-watering barbeque recipes, but the trademark of famed Texas barbecue restauranteur C.B. 'Stubb' Stubblefield may be prized more highly than any Grandpa's secret sauce."
— Texas businesses, including B.D. Riley's Irish Pub on 6th Street, are opposing the state's anti-transgender bathroom bill.
— Scenes from director Richard Linklater's film, Boyhood, were filmed in Dart Bowl Cafe.
— Central Market’s Westgate location has a brand new growler station, with 20 different beers on tap, including locals like Pinthouse Pizza.
— Cooler company Yeti doesn’t think Tacodeli's salsa dona is as hot as fire ants and actor Tim Riggins.
— Happy hour alerts: Small Victory is expanding its happy hour offers with $6 daiquiris of the bartender's choosing, along with half-off wines, beers, and ciders, paired with rotating half-off selections from cheese and meat plates, all from 5 to 8 p.m. The Carillon has a new happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, with $2 off drinks and shared plates from the bar. Cafe Blue's new downtown location is offering half-priced wine in the form of glasses, bottles. or flights on Wednesdays all day and night.
— Speaking of: September's mixed drink sales were up for Austin bars.
— Down in San Antonio, chef Jason Dady is bringing back an old spot for his seventh restaurant, The Bin, which focuses on Spanish tapas. It opened in September.
— Daily Texan highlights former student Edward Sumner and his food truck, Don Japanese. The truck temporarily shuttered in the spring and now has a new home on West 23rd Street in West Campus.
— Two people stole a lot of booze from The Oasis on Lake Travis over the course of two break-ins, one in August, and again in September.