— Fanciful tea trailer Bundrick's Tea Parlour is shutting down. The last day for tea service will be on Sunday, September 25. The trailer is also selling its tea cups, pots, and teas on Saturday, October 1, with free drinks and cookies.
— South Korean director and writer Chan-wook Park said he likes Texas barbecue better than Korean barbecue after a visit to Salt Lick, during this week's Fantastic Fest.
— Need ideas for breakfast? Morning-obsessed Extra Crispy recommended a few Austin dishes for the first meal of the day, including tacos from Veracruz All Natural, El Primo, and a very specific chicken and waffles order from 24 Diner.
— Wheatsville Co-op will increases its hourly salaries to make sure employees receive living wages. its employees living wages (at least $13.01).
— Pitmaster Evan LeRoy, most recently of Freedmen's, talked to the Local Palate about how he discovered the magic of barbecue, football, and tailgating. Did you know he wanted to originally become a food writer?
— A person wearing an "evil clown mask" and a gun robbed a Five Guys Burgers and Fries location out in Round Rock this week.
— Home Slice’s Carnival O’Pizza has been postponed to Saturday, November 12 because of potential rain this weekend.
— A man attempted to steal a truck delivering ice cream earlier this week.
— Local bottled cocktail company Austin Cocktails were available at the backstage of the Emmys, to help wash down those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from host Jimmy Kimmel’s mother.
— Round Rock's getting with the times by letting people bring dogs onto restaurant patios.
— Trio sommelier Rania Zayyat is a backup contestant in this year’s Somms Under Fire competition again, which takes place next January.