— The Fairmont Austin, set to open in 2017, will have five restaurants, including steak, Italian, and Asian, a nightclub, and lobby bar, as reported by Austin Business Journal.
— Freedmen's is looking for more barbecue cooks.
— Garden & Gun recommends stops at the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo and Luckenbach for summer road trips.
— Austin topped Mental Floss' list of the country's best cities for barbecue, offering Franklin Barbecue and Freedmen's as examples.
— The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas will now be known as the Central Texas Food Bank. The organization is also moving into a new building in East Austin on Metropolis Drive. The previous facility is being taken over by Thirsty Planet Brewing Company.