— Austin gelato favorites Dolce Neve is expanding to Houston, set to open early next year. This will be the Italian ice cream shop’s second location.
— Kyoten Sushiko’s gearing up for midday hours by looking for a lunchtime sushi chefs. Owner Otto Phan is looking for both a head chef, as well as part-time ones.
— Obama food blogger Eddie Gehman Kohan noted that the White House used wagyu beef from Texas during the Singapore State Dinner last night.
— Michi Ramen's north location has been closed this week, and will be until it reopens tomorrow at 5 p.m.
— On a summer break: Mexican restaurant El Meson from Monday, August 8 through Saturday, August 13.
— Men's Journal features Isla's Painkiller recipe in a round-up of tiki drinks. Bar manager Miguel Lopez told the publication that he uses housemade syrups, including a coconut cream.
— Bravo's The Feast rounded up savory pancakes, including Snack Bar's Tamago Yoko, topped with shrimp, bacon, eggs, nori and bonito flakes.
— With recent expansions to the East Coast, Chuy's sales increased tremendously this year.