— UberEats is embracing summer by sending out free ice cream bars or sandwiches today, for what it calls a "global ice cream social." Users can open up the app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and select the ice cream option, and someone will delivery either four ice cream Magnum bars or four Klondike ice cream sandwiches. Uber left Austin after the unfavorable Proposition 1 outcome, but it still runs the restaurant delivery program.
— Remember: this weekend’s your last chance for Franklin Barbecue before it takes its annual summer vacation starting on Monday.
— East Side King’s truck at Urban Outfitters’ Space 24Twenty is gone for the summer. It will come back for the fall. In its place is new truck Good Karma Shawarma, serving falafel, gyros, and the such. The only places to get your East Side King fix are the brick and mortar on South Lamar and the truck at Liberty Bar.
— Pflugerville brewery Rogness Brewing is going on a break, according to Austin 360. The brewery team wants to take a pause and design a new building in the town. The last day will be on Saturday, July 16 with a beer-drinking party to use up all of the product.
— Counter Cafe's North Lamar location is closed again today for more pipework.
— Amy's Ice Creams is banking on the Pokémon Go craze. The ice cream shop is paying back employees who set up paid lures (which attract Pokémon to a fixed location, so players will come, too), as well as creating themed specials and offering discounts.
— North Carolina publication Triad City Beat was impressed with Austin's dining scene. The writer made stops at Iron Works BBQ, Casino el Camino, Stubb's, Hightower, Fresa's Chicken al Carbon, and many more. He considered Ramen Tatsu-ya to be the finest of the trip.
— JuiceLand's Hyde Park spot is closed for now on 45th and Duval streets because of a waterline problem.
— Blue Bell Ice Cream's new flavor is the Cookie Two Step, with cream-filled cookies and cookie dough.
— 360 Pizza is expanding to Rollingwood for its third location.