— Andrew Zimmern said the best brisket he ever had was from Franklin Barbecue.
— Scottish pop band Chvrches dined at Ramen Tatsu-Ya two nights ago.
— Italic is temporarily closing from Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5 for a new air conditioning system.
— Austin 360 reports that Tim Lane is leaving his position as executive chef of Burn, Bridget Dunlap's pizzeria on East 6th Street. He doesn’t have anything lined up yet.
— After Kirsten Dunst shared her surprise of having excellent sushi (Uchi) in Austin, a city not surrounded by water, with Jimmy Kimmel last month, Food + City examined how sushi-grade fish travels from Japan to Texas.
— JW Marriott sold the most booze in Austin last month, once again, with Chupacabra Cantina and Dogwood's new location in Rock Rose ranking second and third.
— Canned cold brew coffee High Brew received a $4 million investment this week, and is expanding its distribution range.