— Vinaigrette owner Erin Wade isn't a fan of food delivery services. To her, there's a difference between convenience and quality, as she wrote in an op-ed for the Statesman. There's a lack of exploration and connection if diners don't physically come into restaurants. She also digs through the true costs of partnering, say, with UberEats.
— Lazarus Brewing Co., the brewery that took over shuttered East 6th Street convenience spot Cool Store, set its opening day for Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24).
— Employees Only co-founder Igor Hadzismajlovic talks through bar expansions on Liquor.com, including how to pick next cities, using local ingredients, and what will stay the same. The famed New York bar expanded to Singapore and the impending Austin location, helmed by Jason Kosmas in partnership with The Townsend, is set to open in 2017.
— Georgetown restaurant Eats caught on fire over the weekend, caused by hot water heaters.. No one was hurt, but the dining establishment was heavily damaged.
— A neighborhood group isn't happy with the lack of pedestrian safety measures near The Oasis near Lake Travis. The Comanche Trail Community Association wants the city to add traffic lights, create designated crosswalks, and change the speed limit in the area.