— Football food bets: Texas governor Greg Abbott owes the governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker a whole bunch of unspecified barbecue after the New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans in the playoffs this weekend. If the Texas football team had won, Baker would've mailed Boston cream pie cupcakes.
— Why, yes: HEB now has Tim Duncan cereal, in honor of the San Antonio Spurs basketball player, appropriately called Slam Duncan O's, with honey-nut circles and chocolate puffs.
— The Local Post, the bar that took over the Dallas Nightclub in Crestview, is debuting on Wednesday, January 18. The menu focuses on Texas comfort foods (smoked brisket sliders, giant platters of nachos), sweets from Quack’s Bakery, as well as beer and drinks. It’s family-friendly during daytime hours until 5 p.m., when only guests 21 years old and up are welcomed. Local Post comes from Union Venture Group, the same company behind the four bar block in Rock Rose (Jack and Ginger's, 77 Degrees, Saint Genevieve, Rose Room). Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day.
— Relatedly, Union Venture Group seems to have shuttered the salad-focused GreenGos, with locations in Mueller and North Burnet.
— Actor Chuck Norris has his own Texas bottled water company, CForce, where the liquid comes from his ranch in Navasota.
— Fonda San Miguel's bar is closed this week, until Sunday, January 22, for renovations.
— With the start of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild is looking to enact laws where breweries would be able to sell retail beer.
— Statesman profiled co-founders of St. Elmo Brewing, Tim Bullock and Bryan Winslow.
— Personal delivery service app Favor is shutting down its operations in six other cities: Boston, Denver, Charlotte, Nashville, Tempe, and Scottsdale.