— Stubb’s finally opened within revived dive bar Lala’s Little Nugget this week, selling barbecue and sides for lunch and dinner. Austin Business Journal brings up that the lawsuit between the restaurants and the barbecue sauce continues.
— Nashville cafe Garage Coffee is coming to Austin, which owner Robert Carmardo sees as the beginning of a nationwide expansion. It could also mean the arrival of restaurant and music venue The Family Wash, too.
— Etymology and barbecue nerds can geek out with Daniel Vaughn’s examination of the various spellings from barbecue to bar-b-que and what each word means, over in Texas Monthly.
— July was an overall good month for drinking, with sales being overall up. JW Marriott and its various restaurants and bars continued to sell the most alcohol in Austin.
— Funds are being raised for former Geraldine's chef Frank Mnuk's family after his wife passed away recently.
— A pizza delivery driver for Domino's stopped a mugging on Tuesday afternoon.
— Central Texas makes for a food barbecue city, according to Food & Wine, citing Franklin Barbecue and Smitty's.
— A waiter at San Antonio's Little Red Barn Steakhouse pulled out his gun after he got into a fight with two customers.
— Crain's took a look at the recent developments around and on Rainey Street, from the Skyhouse building to Hotel Van Zandt.