— Conde Nast Traveler picked out 207 of the world's very best restaurants. The lone Austin representative is Uchi, which writer Peter Jon Lindberg called "one of the great Japanese restaurants in the country."
— Austin Chronicle critic Brandon Watson shared the one dish that bothers him the most: deconstructed nachos.
— Deep Eddy Vodka
is moving expanding its distillery from Dripping Springs into Buda, as long as Hays County agrees on the deal. The tasting room in Dripping Springs will remain operating, though. A rep for Deep Eddy Vodka reached out to clarify that Deep Eddy isn't moving its production facilities from Dripping Springs, instead the Buda location will be an expansion.
— Travis County is selling the big plot of land in downtown Austin on Guadalupe, which'll most likely be used for another mixed-use development with restaurants in tow.
— Tickets for the next Make.Eat.Drink dinner on Saturday, November 1 go on sale today at 10 a.m. This year brings in Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Boston chef Matt Jennings of Townsman, along with Emmer & Rye’s Kevin Fink. The dinner takes place on Tuesday, November 1 at Hotel Saint Cecilia, benefitting Big Medium. $300 gets guests the meal, a special piece from host and ceramicist Keith Kreeger and a signed copy of Pomeroy's cookbook.
— Austin hotels are doing very well, according to Source Strategies Inc., especially the Four Seasons, W, and Hotel San Jose.
— A group of three people attempted to steal from the Sonic on East Parmer Lane last week, shooting a staffer in the leg.
— New Yorker pokes fun at food trends, suggesting salsa sandwiches and guacamole on a slide of bread.
— There will be an updated version of Fonda San Miguel's book, Fonda San Miguel: Forty Years of Food and Art, available in early December.
— The Texas Restaurant Association wants to regulate food delivery services.