— Favor is carrying out its own version of UberEats with its Chef’s Club series. The personal delivery service will send out a highlighted chef’s dish, which will change every week. It begins with andouille XO pork ribs from Jason Stude of Boiler Nine from November 15 through 17 at 5 p.m. Other chefs include South Congress Hotel's Amanda Rockman's pies, Peached Tortilla's hanger steak bun, and Salty Sow's pork collar.
— Bonhomie owner/chef Philip Speer shared his restaurant experiences while going vegan for a month, and found that it's important to be accommodating for all different diets and people.
— The finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards were announced this week. Austin is well represented with two beers from Hops & Grain, Lox, Box, and Barrel’s hot roasted honey salmon, and Two Hives Honey’s Zilker comb (which makes for a great present). Winners will be announced on January 20.
— Hops & Grain announced the address for its San Marcos expansion: 110 East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The brewery will open by late summer or early fall in 2017, followed by the tasting room in October. The Austin brewery raised money for the expansion through an investment crowdfunding campaign over the summer.
— Austin 360 reports that a new brewery took over IronSight's shuttered space in Cedar Park: Thousand Oaks Brewing. It's run by IronSight co-founder Grady Reynolds with Dave Heath, a former brewer for Rogness Brewing.
— Kyoten Sushiko is hiring part-time workers for lunch hours.
— Blue Dahlia Bistro is opening a third cafe out in San Marcos next January, serving up salads, tartines, and more on 107 Hopkins Street. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday. There are locations on East 11th Street and Bee Cave Road.
— Roosevelt Room bartender Tacy Rowland won a cocktail contest put on by Chilled and Drambuie this week. She’ll get to visit Scotland and learn more about the liqueur.
— Cheesecake Factory's fancier sister chain Grand Lux Cafe is now open in the Domain, which took over Jasper's shuttered space.
— Reservations website Resy is now fully launched in Austin, covering restaurants like Lenoir, Juliet, G'raj Mahal, and others. Co-founder Ben Leventhal spoke to the Statesman about reservations and Austin's restaurant scene ("Austin is a tremendous food city").
— Austin Beerworks is collaborating with New Belgium Brewing for a new beer: the Texas-style mango berliner weisse, which is made with habaneros. The beers will be available at the Draught House and Hi Hat Public House on Saturday, November 19.
— Food & Wine's doughnut list included Gourdough's over-the-top ones.