— Actor Pierce Brosnan stopped by Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart for a smoked meats lunch this week. He’s in Austin filming a television show for AMC, The Son. He also picked up a cowboy hat.
— Inc. highlighted Houndstooth Coffee as a great coffee place for startup meetings.
— Iron Cactus shuttered its Hill Country Galleria location on Bee Cave Parkway suddenly this month. The mini Tex-Mex chain is still open in downtown Austin and up in Gateway.
— Jessica Fontenot is in the midst of an an Austin illustration series, depicting different street corners, which means some restaurants and bars have made appearances, like El Sapo, Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, and Lustre Pearl East.
— Austin-based chain Mama Fu's Asian House is opening in San Antonio for the first time next month.
— Freedmen's served Big Red cheesecake with a chunk of candied pork belly during this week's Behind the Pit Dinner hosted by Texas Monthly Barbecue.
— A man robbed both Jack in the Box in Walnut Bend at Springdale Road and 290 and Taco Bell near 183 and 35 this month.