— Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece's second book, The Tacos of Texas, will be published on September 20, and it’s now available for pre-order through Amazon. The pair released a book trailer last month.
— Jeff Conarko, the founder of olive oil store Con' Olio, passed away in mid-March after battling leukemia. His memorial is being held today, Friday, April 1.
— Via 313’s campus location is now open for lunch. New hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
— Austinite and director Richard Linklater shared his special Austin Beerworks beer Everybody Wants Some on Conan.
— Time Out named Ramen Tatsu-Ya as the best noodle shop in the country.
— Austin bars and restaurants sold a great deal of booze in February, but Austin Business Journal examined the numbers and found that the increasing number might be due to the rising number of bars in the area (approximately 1,500 this month) rather than great sales.
— Houston chef Adam Dorris is looking forward to trying out Olamaie, Lenoir, and Emmer & Rye while he's in Austin this month for the Austin Food and Wine Festival. He's already a big fan of Launderette, Foreign & Domestic, Barley Swine, and Odd Duck.