— Forestar Group sold the Radisson Hotel to a company called Austin Lakeside Hotel Owner for $130 million. The hotel includes reborn restaurant Dine, currently run by David Garrido. Before that, it was Chavez under Shawn Cirkiel until he left last year.
— The Daily Texan profiled the owners of Tex Mex newcomer Isalia's from the father and son team Ezequiel and Gubiel Aviles.
— South Congress Hotel's Central Standard is introducing brunch this weekend, with pastries, eggs Benedict, latkes, and fried chicken sandwiches.
— The first bad drink The Roosevelt Room's Justin Lavenue served for a customer was a very unbalanced gin and tonic. For The Townsend's Bob King, it was an overly sweet Negroni requested by a customer.
— The owners of the Austin American-Statesman building are looking for suggestions to redevelop the property.
— Uchi, Uchiko, and Franklin Barbecue made Yelp's list of the must-eat places of the year.